On this Farm Rapid Fire edition of RealAg Radio, our host Shaun Haney chats with farmers from across Canada to see what they’re up to. Today’s show features: A Honeybee product spotlight with Jamie Pegg; Martin Van Zandwyk of Drayton, Ont.; Jeff Elder of Wawanesa, Man.; Daryl Fransoo of Glaslyn, Sask.; Kent Erickson of Irma,… Read More

Today’s RealAg Radio features a Farmer Rapid Fire. You’ll hear from: Billy Beaudry of Quebec, who’s had a good winter and is sticking to his agronomy plan, despite some good prices; Peter Johnson of Lucan, Ont., who’s awesome as per usual, and is trying out some strip-till (shocker); Jeff Elder of Wawanesa, Man., who’s also… Read More

Today’s episode is a special one, featuring farmers from across Canada, with updates on crop conditions, harvest quality and yields, and much more. Hear from Kent Erickson and Kevin Serfas (Alberta); Rob Stone (Saskatchewan); Gunther Jochum (Manitoba); Peter Gredig and Shawn Schill (Ontario). Have feedback on the show? Connect with host Shaun Haney via email [email protected],… Read More

FarmTech day two is has been filled with lots of intriguing discussions. For today’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney is live from the RealAg Lounge in the middle of hall E, if you haven’t already, be sure to swing by and say hello to the crew. Guests on today’s show include: Jessika Guse with… Read More

A coalition of Alberta farm groups formed in response to the province’s new farm labour legislation is getting itself organized. The Alberta Agriculture Farm and Ranch Safety Coalition, or the “AgCoalition” as it’s known, announced a formalized governance structure, communications protocol and plans for involvement in provincial consultations today. The group’s mandate is to “unify… Read More

Despite large protests calling on the province to delay or drop the legislation, the Alberta government passed Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, on Thursday. The legislation passed third reading with 44-29 vote after government house leader Brian Mason invoked closure to limit debate. With mixed messages coming from government… Read More

$8.8 million has been committed to a Western Canadian research project aims to help wheat breeders select important agronomic traits more efficiently. The Alberta Wheat Commission, the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and the Western Grains Research Foundation announced Thursday they are contributing a combined $3.6 million over four years to the Saskatchewan-based research. Titled “Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics” (CTAG2),… Read More

Alberta wheat growers are contributing nearly $1 million to 13 wheat-related research projects across Western Canada over the next five years. A total of $970,000 in research funding was announced by the Alberta Wheat Commission in Calgary yesterday. “Investing in research is one of our key priorities as it ensures farmers have consistent access to… Read More

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Alberta Wheat Commission and Canterra Seeds have announced a partnership to fund the development of new Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat varieties at the AAFC Lethbridge Research Centre. A total of $3.4 million, with $1.2 million from the federal government, will be committed over five years to Dr. Harpinder… Read More

 

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