Tag: Cargill

Growing Series, Ep. 8: Dealing with Wet Spring Fields

Saturated conditions last fall, combined with above normal snowfall for some areas, has many western Canadian farmers impatiently waiting for warm, dry weather before getting rolling this spring. For farmers with 2016 crop still in the field, there’s some significant work ahead — not just in first dealing with the messy, wet crop left over,… Read more »

Leal Announces Funds for Upgrade at Cargill Beef Plant

Ontario Ag Minister Jeff Leal was in Guelph on Wednesday to announce provincial funding for upgrades at Cargill’s beef processing plant. The province is contributing $582,000 toward a $3.5 million upgrade that will enable Cargill to produce a protein-rich animal feed ingredient using raw by-product. “By investing in technology that will support local production, we… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep 7: How to Build a Fertilizer Plan

You spend valuable time choosing the right variety of each crop type — are you sure you’re supplying that crop with all that it needs to reach its maximum potential? In this seventh episode of the Growing Series podcast, Shaun Haney asks Cargill agronomist Jeremy Boychyn about not just building a fertilizer plan for yield,… Read more »

Growing Series Podcast, Ep. 6: Test the Value of Soil Tests

Do you test your soil? Do you test every field every year? What’s your strategy? If you’re still not sure about the value of soil tests or the best way to sample, this sixth episode of the Growing Series podcast will help shed light on those answers. In this episode, Shaun Haney is joined by… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep. 5: Boost Agronomics & Profitability with the 4Rs

Do you know the 4Rs of crop nutrient management? If you’re concerned nutrient management planning is synonymous with red tape and added costs, you may be surprised to learn that the 4Rs add to farmer profitability AND environmental stewardship. The 4Rs — the right rate, right place, right form, and right time — of crop nutrient… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep 4: Cool New Tech in Cereal Genetics

Why is it that, on the same farm, you’ll see super great, brand-new canola varieties growing right next to old wheat genetics? In this episode of the Growing Series podcast, Janel Delage, Saskatchewan-based agronomist with Cargill, joins RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney to talk about the benefits and attributes of new wheat genetics. Specifically, new genetics have… Read more »

Growing Series – Ep3 – Marketability of Poor-Quality Wheat

SPONSORED CONTENT What a year 2016 has been. Maintaining the quality of this crop through tough summer conditions and the epic harvest weather setbacks has proven to be a major challenge. In this episode of the Growing Series Podcast sponsored by Cargill, we get the facts on quality, how it will impact marketing, and then hone… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep. 2: Get Set to Straight Cut Canola

Sponsored Post: If harvest efficiency is what you’re after, straight-cutting canola looks mighty appealing. But, as with any new practice on the farm, there are lessons to be learned ahead of wide-spread adoption. In this episode of the Growing Series podcast, Saskatchewan-based Cargill agronomist Janel Delage and Shaun Haney from RealAgriculture.com get down to brass… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep. 1: Take a Page from 2016 When Writing Your Plan for Next Year

Sponsored Post: If the average farmer starts making key decisions on their farm in their early 30s and farms into their 70s, you’ve got about 40 seasons to get it right. With that in mind, how do you approach agronomic decisions for each new growing season? For this first episode of the Growing Series podcast,… Read more »

CowSignals, Cargill, and the Curious Case of the Moaning Cow

Walking through the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar tradeshow for the first time felt a bit reminiscent of my first day on the job. I was equally overwhelmed and intrigued by all the new faces and unrecognizable products. But, when I spotted Cargill’s booth (a no doubt familiar logo) in conjunction with a CowSignals display, I had to stop… Read more »

Women Still Largely Underrepresented, Holding Just Over 10% of Seats on Canadian Boards

It was made pretty clear at the Advancing Women in Agriculture conference in Calgary: women need to be more involved in boards. According to a survey conducted by GMI Ratings, in 2012 women held just 10.3% of seats on Canadian boards, a far cry from the 30%, and ultimately 50% goal outlined by a Report… Read more »

Poll: Are You Participating in the BIXS Beef Information Exchange?

The Beef InfoXchange System or “BIXS” aims to add value to the Canadian cattle industry by improving communication and feedback between each link in the beef value chain. It was originally launched by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in 2009, and in 2014 CCA partnered with ViewTrak Technologies to privatize the system. Now, another milestone announcement — an agreement with Cargill… Read more »

Six Winners Chosen in Cargill’s “Together We Thrive” Contest

Cargill Limited has announced the winners in the company’s “Together We Thrive” contest. Six charitable organizations across Canada will each receive a $25,000 grant. With total funding of $150,000, the contest coincided with Cargill’s 150th anniversary in 2015. 145 projects were nominated, with the winners selected by a panel of Cargill judges based on financial need,… Read more »

Bye-Bye Weather Premium: Grain and Oilseed Futures Taking a Tumble

Grain and oilseed futures have dropped sharply over the last week, falling well off the summer highs set earlier in July. Weather premiums are shrinking as growing conditions have improved, or at least stabilized, across much of Canada and the U.S. corn belt over the last three weeks, explains Dave Reimann, senior market analyst with Cargill,… Read more »

Cargill Opens Canola Refinery at Clavet

Cargill held a grand opening this week for the company’s canola refinery at Clavet, Saskatchewan. The facility is designed to refine approximately 450 thousand metric tonnes (1 billion pounds) of canola oil annually, making it Cargill’s largest refinery in North America. It sits adjacent to Cargill’s canola crush facility at Clavet, which after expanding in… Read more »