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RealAg Radio, Aug 10: USDA soybean surprise, glyphosate trade issues, & tight feed supplies

5 days 17 hours ago
On Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Kelvin Heppner: Soybean yield surprise from the USDA in its August WASDE report Jenessa Karlowsky of Cargill MarketSense discusses highlights from the USDA report Beef Market Update — Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock on the impact hot/dry weather is having on timing and volumes of cattle coming... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Soybean yield surprise sends futures sliding — USDA report highlights

5 days 18 hours ago
Soybean futures took a 42-cent tumble on Friday after the USDA surprised the market with a 51.6 bushel/acre yield estimate for the U.S. crop — approximately two bushels higher than the average trade guess. The projected yield increase translated into a record 785 million bushel carryout projection (up from the department’s 580 million bushel estimate in... Read more »
Kelvin Heppner

Soybean School: Feeding for Yield

5 days 21 hours ago
How do you turn a 55-bushel soybean crop into a 65-bushel crop? Timely planting? Better weather? Choosing the right variety? A little luck and better management will always put more bushels in the bin, but if growers want to push yields to the next level, they need to better serve the crop’s nutrient needs, says... Read more »
Bernard Tobin

10 tips to stretch forage supplies

6 days ago
Lack of forage due to dry conditions is weighing heavily on the minds of livestock producers across Canada. Manitoba’s Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA) recently released a list of tips on minimizing the impact of dry condition on forage supplies. MFGA chair Darren Chapman says it’s all about being prepared in advanced, but sometimes even that... Read more »
Jessika Guse

How far does your favourite implement move soil?

6 days 1 hour ago
You can’t always see it, but each implement that runs through soil moves it a certain amount. Soil moving from one area to another, such as from a hilltop to the bottom of slope, is called tillage erosion. You might be surprised to see just how far (and how much) soil moves, depending on implement... Read more »
Realag Machinery Insider

RealAg Radio, Aug 9: Smoky skies, retro paint schemes, & USDA report preview

6 days 18 hours ago
On Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Would you spend extra for equipment with a retro or classic paint scheme? Sask. Ag Minister Lyle Stewart announces he’s stepping down to seek treatment after cancer diagnosis Product spotlight: Darrin Hicks of Corteva discusses the company’s canola portfolio plans under Brevant... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

U.S. coalition calls for reinstatement of COOL

6 days 18 hours ago
A U.S. lobby group that is closely aligned with the Trump administration on trade policy is trying to bring mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) back into the spotlight through the NAFTA negotiations. The Coalition for a Prosperous America, whose board includes R-CALF USA director Bill Bullard, sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Fit Farmer, Ep 5: Beat the heat!

6 days 19 hours ago
Oh, the weather outside is frightful…ly hot, but it’s still important to stick to your goals and keep getting a sweat on, when you’re already getting your sweat on just standing still. But working out in the heat requires a little more effort to stay safe and to stay on track. There are benefits to... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Beef School, Ep 10: Planning for your priorities in grazing management

6 days 20 hours ago
A grazing plan doesn’t have to be all or nothing — some ranchers will use set-stock grazing, rotational grazing, and any combination of corn, swath, or stock-piled grazing. The key is to figure out what you’re trying to accomplish, then use the strategy that’s best suited to your land base, calving season, and labour availability.... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Busting storage myths: Is air drier at night?

6 days 22 hours ago
There are a lot of competing narratives around grain storage; some may even call them myths. For people who wanted to clear away some of the smoke and mirrors around grain storage, there was a special presentation of “Myth Busters” at the Ag in Motion event this year. It was hosted by Joy Agnew, project... Read more »
Dale Leftwich

Lyle Stewart stepping down to undergo cancer treatment

6 days 23 hours ago
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart is stepping down from his post after being diagnosed with cancer. Stewart, who underwent treatment for prostate cancer in 2014, shared the news in a statement issued by the province on Thursday. “I was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer and will be undergoing several months of pretty aggressive treatment,” he... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

How I became a stooking champion (on my first try!)

1 week ago
There comes a time when you don’t realize what you just signed up for, and, for me, it was the Yorkton Thresherman’s Show stooking contest this past weekend. My aunt, Chellan Hoffman, ‘stooked’ for the first time last year and came in second place. This year she decided to enter it again. Although I was... Read more »
Jessika Guse

Surplus issue underscores need to update the Canadian Grain Commission, says Grain Growers president

1 week ago
Several provincial and national farm groups say they are disappointed with the Canadian Grain Commission’s plan for dealing with its $130 million surplus, and that it underscores the need to update the federal agency’s mandate. The surplus has accumulated through user fees charged for grain inspection and other services — costs that were ultimately passed... Read more »
Kelvin Heppner

RealAg Radio, Aug 8: The “Before the Plate” premiere, BC’s ag minister, & RealAg’s own stooking champion

1 week ago
On Wednesday’s show, with host Shaun Haney: Saudi spat escalates — Saudis selling Canadian assets? What does this mean for G3? Feed shortage concerns due to dry summer Joel Hoehn of Rocky Mountain Equipment discusses swather maintenance/servicing as part of this week’s Rocky Talk BC Ag Minister Lana Popham on land policies, trade, and other... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

An unforgettable sight — the record-breaking Harvest for Kids

1 week ago
303 combines created an unforgettable sight (and sound) on August 4th near Winkler, Manitoba, as they set a new Guinness record for most combine harvesters working simultaneously in a field. The Harvest for Kids was organized to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Camps International. Read/hear more: 303 combines set new Guinness record in Winkler, Manitoba... Read more »
Kelvin Heppner

Maple Leaf Foods spending $28 million on Edmonton plant upgrades

1 week ago
Maple Leaf Foods (MLF) is spending $28 million to transitioning the company’s Edmonton poultry processing plant to a “world-class controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) technology facility.” The company plans to convert is transportation, receiving and holding area and handling systems to optimize rest time and create a climate-controlled environment as it implements the CAS technology, the... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 8: An early end to flowering, water volumes, and weed control fails

1 week 1 day ago
This season’s hot weather and wild rain (and lack of it) is having a surprising impact on the soybean crop, says Wheat Pete’s Word host Peter Johnson. That’s where we start with this week’s episode. From there, Wheat Pete answers your questions on seeding rate, good coverage for insecticide applications, cover crop establishment, and so... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

Producers grapple with potential hay shortage

1 week 1 day ago
Depending on where you’re located, what you have for cattle feed could be drastically different then what your neighbour 10 miles away has. It also differs from province to province. It’s been dry in much of Western Canada, as well as parts of Ontario, resulting in low yields and producers scrambling for feed come the... Read more »
Jessika Guse
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