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With Trump making overtures to the EU, is Canada being left behind?

1 week 6 days ago
Although the European Union is currently experiencing significant political shifts within its body of countries, it is still one of the world’s leading economic blocks and is very attractive to exporters from around the world. Its history of protectionism, with tariffs and import quotas on agricultural products, is well documented. This makes trade with the... Read more »
Shaun Haney

5 scenarios for Canadian dairy in NAFTA 2.0 talks

1 week 6 days ago
The three NAFTA partners are reportedly making progress on a deal around auto-content rules, meaning we could see a change in focus to the remaining issues, which includes Canadian market access for U.S. dairy products. There’s plenty of speculation about what the ultimate compromise required to get a deal done will be, but we can... Read more »
Shaun Haney

Xarvio launches weed identification app

2 weeks ago
What if you could just point your phone at a weed and the phone would tell you what you were looking at? At one time it was a huge breakthrough to be able to take a picture of a weed and send a text message to an agronomist. It still is in fact, but sometimes... Read more »
Dale Leftwich

RealAg Radio, Aug 1: Happy new (crop) year!

2 weeks ago
On the August 1 edition of RealAg Radio: The start of a new month and crop year means there’s a flurry of news to talk about, including BASF closing its deal with Bayer, the Canadian Grain Commission announcing plans for its $130 million user fee surplus, the Flax Council of Canada restructuring, Henk Schuurmans’ inspiring... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 1: Hail injury, corn salvage, cover crop seeding, and organic matter maps

2 weeks ago
Harvest is somewhat paused with all the rain and storms rolling through Ontario. Once wheat is ready, it’s time to roll, roll, roll, but what happens when you’re held up by weather? Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson tackles that, plus top tips on salvaging drought-stressed corn, and choosing cover crops, in this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word.... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

BASF closes deal for LibertyLink canola and other assets from Bayer

2 weeks ago
BASF employees can officially get to work on the company’s newly-acquired business from Bayer. The company announced Wednesday that it has closed its acquisition of assets from Bayer, which competition regulators required Bayer sell to gain approval of its purchase of Monsanto that closed in early July. The 7.6 billion euro (C$11.5 billion at today’s... Read more »
Kelvin Heppner

Canola School: Clubroot cases popping up in Manitoba

2 weeks ago
Now is the time to check canola fields for symptoms of clubroot, as a new streak of cases have been found in Manitoba over the last few weeks. The clubroot map for the province will likely be changing this fall, as the soil-borne disease has been found in a new municipality, says Holly Derksen, field... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

Ode to the plant breeder

2 weeks 1 day ago
Personally, I know that I lack the ability to focus on one thing for very long. I bounce from topic to topic every day as new issues develop and new questions arise. Authors commit months, or even years, to one subject when writing a book. Their ability to make that time commitment is so amazing... Read more »
Shaun Haney

Preventing heat stress in a long, hot summer

2 weeks 1 day ago
In the words of country music star Keith Urban: “It’s going to be a long, hot summer.” That’s according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), whose recent global report states 2018 is shaping up to be the fourth hottest year on record. 2016 remains in the top spot for the hottest year with... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

RealAg Radio, July 31: Record oil-by-rail, tumbling grocery sales, & crop conditions heading into harvest

2 weeks 1 day ago
Tuesday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: A tribute to plant breeders Top ag news with Kelvin Heppner: Has Canada really been frozen out of NAFTA talks?, soybeans rally on reports of China-U.S. discussions, new stats show record oil shipments by rail, Deere buys Argentinian sprayer company, and more. Sylvain Charlebois of Dalhousie... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Campbell appointed KAP president

2 weeks 1 day ago
Keystone Agricultural Producers’ board of directors has appointed Bill Campbell as the organization’s new president, after Dan Mazier stepped down earlier this month to seek a nomination for the 2019 federal election. Campbell, who served as a vice-president for Manitoba’s general farm group for the last year and half, has a mixed farm near Minto,... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Degelman adds seeding capability to Pro-Till disc

2 weeks 1 day ago
Farmers are always thinking of ways to be more efficient: why make two or three passes through the field if you only need one? Degelman developed its Pro-Till to work land that had to be brought into shape, but farmers started asking if they could do more with this piece of equipment, explains Laird McLeod,... Read more »
Dale Leftwich

Deere to buy Argentinian sprayer and planter manufacturer PLA

2 weeks 2 days ago
Deere & Company has announced a deal to acquire PLA, an Argentina-based company that manufactures sprayers, planters and specialty equipment for agriculture. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “The PLA acquisition enhances John Deere’s commitment to customers as we continue to provide innovative, cost-effective equipment, technology, and services to improve their productivity,” said John... Read more »
Kelvin Heppner
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