TWORA — Crop Conditions Across the Map and Record Honey Bee Numbers — July 7

While western Canadian crops look to be in good shape overall, drought is taking its toll in Ontario. On the heels of the UK’s Brexit vote, there’ve been some new developments in the Canada-Europe trade deal and environmental groups are taking the Canadian government to court over neonics, despite honey bee colony numbers in Canada being… Read more »

TWORA — Big Acres, Dry Conditions & Export Fixes — June 30

New numbers say the record lentil crop in Western Canada might be even larger than expected. While there’s potential for a big crop on the prairies, the d-word is starting to be used in parts of Ontario… Happy Canada Day! Mexico’s gift…the announcement that 13 years after BSE they’ll finally resume taking all Canadian beef. Catch up… Read more »

TWORA — Unfounded Weather Concerns and Welcoming Crowds to the Farm — June 16

We’re at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina this week… Markets have rallied over the last month or two, but are the weather concerns behind the rally real? We’ll find out from Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc on this week’s TWORA podcast. Meanwhile, the board of Alberta’s Ag Financial Services Corp has been let go,… Read more »

TWORA — Attitudes About Farming Improve, Dairy Farmers Rally & Glyphosate Uncertainty Looms — June 2

Canadians’ views on farming are improving, according to new survey results shared this week. There are some problem areas though, as we hear from the head of Farm and Food Care Canada on this week’s podcast. Health Canada is considering allowing irradiation of beef to kill bad bacteria, dairy farmers are back rallying on Parliament… Read more »

TWORA — Snow Extremes, “Science-Based” Policy, and Large-Scale Toy Farming — Feb 18

It’s been a week of two weather extremes, with parts of the east getting record snowfall this week and a whole lot of brown in the west. We’ve learned people really, really like model farms, as we heard from the pair behind the world’s largest toy farm at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, and a Saskatchewan… Read more »

A Very TWORA Christmas

A special(?) holiday edition of TWORA: ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the land RealAggies (or Agros?) were thinking about the year we’ve had Not our regular podcast this week, not the same TWORA, We’re looking back on 15 — officially, the year of our soil So as the stockings are hung by… Read more »

This Week on Real Ag — COOL Sanctions, Bungling Bill 6 and a New Flour Mill — Dec 10

From the reported merger talks between two giants in the ag input industry to limited talks about the proposed farm labour legislation in Alberta, here’s this week’s TWORA podcast, featuring perspectives from John Masswohl, Ian Brodie, Brian Voth, Derek Jamieson and Richard Phillips: Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

TWORA — BSE Follow-Up and the Beef with Bill 6 — Dec 3

Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, joins us on this week’s TWORA to discuss his views on Bill 6, as we also cover some other noteworthy news stories from the past week: Listen to the TWORA podcast every Thursday! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

TWORA: Winter Weather, Workplace Safety and Wheat Breeding — Nov 19

Winter has started to arrive in parts of Canada, although many of the long term forecasts are calling for a milder season thanks to El Nino. Federal and provincial governments are talking climate change policy ahead of the big climate conference in Paris, and new workplace legislation has been rolled out for farms and ranches… Read more »

TWORA — A Liberal Majority, “Antibiotic-Free” Subs & New Rules on Who Can Buy SK Farmland — Oct 22

Do big changes in Ottawa mean big changes for Canadian agriculture? Ron Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture joins host Kelvin Heppner on this week’s TWORA podcast to discuss the result of Monday’s federal election and what it means for the farm community. New rules have been announced on who can buy farmland… Read more »

TWORA — A Big Deal — Oct 8

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, federal election, Blue Jays playoff baseball and more — here’s this week’s ag news podcast: Poll: What Would Your Ballot Look Like if You Voted Strictly on Ag Policy? Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

TWORA — Hauling Hay, Harvesting Ahead of Normal and Glencore Considers Selling Stake in Ag Assets — Sept 10

From Calgary, this week’s ag news podcast includes updates on harvest, the beef market, a new tool aimed at increasing grain market transparency and the latest announcements from McDonald’s and Glencore: Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

TWORA — Harvest Progress, Preserving Farmland and Premier Wall Talks GMOs — Aug 20

This week’s ag news podcast, including harvest progress, federal party policies on GMOS, the first StatsCan production estimates and a discussion about to what length farmland should be protected for farming: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down — Should Farmland Status be Made Permanent? Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

TWORA — Harvest, USDA Surprises and the Blue Jays’ Bandwagon — Aug 13

From the USDA’s surprise for the grain markets to harvest conditions to the Blue Jays’ amazing run — here’s this week’s ag news highlights: Get the latest #cdnag news delivered to your inbox — sign up for RealAg’s free newsletters! Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

TWORA — Harvest, Hail and the End of the CWB — Aug 6

This week’s Canadian ag news update, including the latest on harvest, the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and the last days of the CWB: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Is Dropping the CWB Brand the Right Move? Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS