This morning I was scanning my news feeds and I stumbled across a tweet from MB Farm Journal.  The topic of the tweet was the apparent need for increased cattle slaughter capacity in Manitoba.  The discussion in the video was with the candidates in the Manitoba provincial election.  They were discussing the apparent need in… Read More

This time of year can be exhausting. Long hours in the cab are a regular part of harvest time everywhere and farmers find themselves looking for anything to keep their minds engaged through the monotony of the tractor cab. Radio is a great option, but you find yourself at some point sick of the repetitive… Read More

Most of you will have attended different plot tours through the summer. No matter which ones you attended you are very likely to of heard the same jargon, lingo and company speak at every single one. Even though all manufacturers, service providers and breeding programs are committed to research, product development and cutting edge technologies… Read More

By Shaun Haney RealAgriculture.com has been at several plot tours and company meetings this summer and there is a definite common theme of product development trending amongst the life science companies. It appears that in the near term the agronomic innovation will be derived in the areas of seed enhancement and fungicides instead of herbicides…. Read More

While giving a presentation this week at the Canadian Seed Growers meeting in Hamilton I talked about the critical role that mobile plays in the deployment of social media on the farm. A very bright young seed grower friend of mine asked some very interesting questions during the panel discussion. Eric’s thoughts were, “Every time… Read More

While traveling between Guelph and Hamilton this week I saw Some good fields and some less than ideal ones but overall things looked good for corn and soybean growers in Ontario. I attended the Canadian Seed Growers meeting and had a chance to talk to several growers from across the province. It seems that the… Read More

By Shaun Haney This morning StatsCan released its acreage report as of June 3rd and there is one shocking number that seems incredibly difficult to accept. By predicting 19.7 million acres of canola it would seem that the way that StatsCan collects data is not timely nor is it relevant. After being at the Farm… Read More

This years Farm Progress Show in Regina had everything from mini donuts to prototype machinery spread out over a massive area both indoors and out. RealAgriculture even had a booth at the event this year. There was a lot to cover and a lot to see. The show attracts roughly 40,000 visitors annually and is… Read More

By Shaun Haney We live in world right now that thrives on the speculation of conspiracy. A great example of a mainstream conspiracy theorists are the “birthers” that don’t believe Barack Obama was not born in the US even though he produced a birth certificate. Conspiracy theorists are very prevalent in agriculture as well. I… Read More

By Shaun Haney With the Conservatives getting a majority last week it would appear that the CWB single desk is cooked.  One of he more controversial parts of the speculation was created by Gerry Ritz who said that there would not be a farmer vote on the issue. Groups like the NFU have been snorting… Read More

By Shaun Haney With the Conservatives winning a majority it took very little time for the speculation to begin on how long it will take the Canadian Wheat Board’s single desk responsibilities on wheat to be extinguished.  It was interesting to watch the live discussion on twitter while the election results were being posted on… Read More

 

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