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Pulse School: Pulse Canada’s 25 by 2025 market development strategy

3 weeks 4 days ago
Pulse Canada is always looking for ways to diversify markets, helping to create price stability for the commodity. In this episode of the Pulse School, field editor Dale Leftwich talks to Jackie Tenuta, director of market development for Pulse Canada, about the 25 by 2025 strategy. Tenuta explains “Essentially what it comes down to is finding... Read more »
Dale Leftwich

Canada’s lamb market sees major production merger

3 weeks 5 days ago
Alberta-based Canada Gold Beef Ltd, owners of SunGold Specialty Meats Ltd., and the Canada Gold Lamb Lot have announced the merger of their lamb operations with that of Fresh Canada Meats Ltd, the majority shareholder of Manitoba-based Canada Sheep and Lamb Farms Ltd. Fresh Canada Meats is a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Integrated Foods... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Christmas in July — This week in the grain market

3 weeks 5 days ago
Grain prices this week had a positive week for the first time in nearly 2 months. Almost feels like Christmas! Usually weather premiums are added to the market in late May through to June. However, this year, that seasonal pattern was idled thanks to an excellent start to the 2018 growing season in North America... Read more »
Brennan Turner

7 things we learned at Ag in Motion

3 weeks 5 days ago
It was a warm few days of visiting, walking around, and watching farm equipment in action, as thousands of people from the agriculture community met in a field along Highway 16 northwest of Saskatoon this week for the 2018 edition of Ag in Motion (AIM). The hot weather certainly put a premium on any space... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Ag ministers talk trade, business risk management, & whether marijuana qualifies for ag programs

3 weeks 5 days ago
Agriculture ministers from across the country were hosted by B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham in Vancouver on Thursday and Friday. The topics discussed at the annual ministerial get-together included trade, business risk management, labour, and the legalization of cannabis. Here’s a summary of what was discussed at the meeting: Trade The ministers received an update... Read more »
Kelvin Heppner

RealAg Radio, July 20: New podcast, canola genetics, & Ag in Motion highlights

3 weeks 5 days ago
Friday’s edition of RealAg Radio, recorded at Ag in Motion in Saskatoon, featuring: Kristjan Hebert on finding opportunities in today’s market and an exciting podcast announcement Blaine Woycheshin of Invigor on new canola genetics A great farmer panel with Korey Peters, Devon Walker, and Daryl Fransoo (pictured above) Time change alert! We’re changing our time slot... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Japan resumes purchases of Canadian wheat

3 weeks 6 days ago
The Japanese government has ended its temporary suspension of Canadian wheat imports, just over a month after pausing purchases from Canada following the confirmation of a handful of unapproved genetically-modified wheat plants found growing in southern Alberta in 2017. The country’s ministry of agriculture issued tenders for 62,957 tonnes of food-quality wheat from Canada on... Read more »
Kelvin Heppner

Pulse School: Check those nodules

3 weeks 6 days ago
In any crop, it’s just as important to know what is going on under the ground as it is to know what’s going on above ground. In a pulse crop, it is particularly important because pulses fix their own nitrogen and you have to actually see the roots to know what is going on. In... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

RealAg Radio, July 19: Day 3 of Ag in Motion

3 weeks 6 days ago
On Thursday’s show, from Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan: Adjust your clocks accordingly — we are going to be moving to 4:30-5:30 eastern on Rural Radio in a week. Federal cabinet shuffle — MacAulay remains ag minister, while Jim Carr takes over trade — what does this mean for ag? James Humphries of Bayer... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Ontario Sheep Farmers offering Master Shepherd’s course for fall 2018

3 weeks 6 days ago
Ontario Sheep Farmers is once again offering its Master Shepherd’s Course, beginning in September, 2018. The 18-month course is set up as 12, two-day modules covering a wide variety of sheep production topics. Each module consists of one and one-half days of classroom style presentations and discussions, and one-half day of farm and industry tours.... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Ontario joins Saskatchewan in legal case against federal carbon tax

4 weeks ago
Ontario’s new provincial government is officially joining Saskatchewan in challenging the federal government’s carbon tax in court. “We agreed today to join forces and use every single tool at our disposal to challenge the federal government’s authority to arbitrarily impose a carbon tax on the people of Ontario and Saskatchewan,” says a joint statement issued... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

RealAg Radio, July 18: Ag in Motion Day 2

4 weeks ago
It’s day 2 of Ag in Motion at Langham, Saskatchewan. Today’s show is on-location from the Farmer’s Edge booth, featuring: Ag in Motion show director Rob O’Connor (right) Damon Johnson of Farmers Edge Steve Gillis of Rocky Mountain Equipment (as part of this week’s Rocky Talk) A farmer panel, with Jeff Bennett of Dodsland, SK, Riley Anderson of... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Wheat Pete’s Word, July 18: Fungicide in a dry year, the price of straw, and protecting fresh silk

4 weeks ago
A week of spotty rain has some farmers singing and others moaning, as this challenging growing season marches into mid-summer. The questions for host Peter Johnson continue to roll in, and this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word covers it all from plot results, to fungicide questions, to a correction, and on to grain storage... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

MacAulay retains ag post in pre-election cabinet shuffle

4 weeks ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the cabinet that will likely carry the reigning Liberal Party into the 2019 federal election. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, who is in Vancouver for the annual federal-provincial ag ministers’ meeting, remains in his post following the shuffle. Rumours ahead of the announced changes were that MacAulay might... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

WEEDIt could reduce pre-seed spray needs by 75%

4 weeks 1 day ago
Optical sensors for selective weed control aren’t new, but the technology has come a long way in recent years. A new offering, the WEEDIt system, caught farmers’ attention at the recent CanolaPalooza field day event held at Lacombe, Alberta. To explain how the WEEDIt works, we caught up with Tom Wolf, with AgriMetrix. “It’s an... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Do you know your cover crops?

4 weeks 1 day ago
Can you tell the difference between annual ryegrass and cereal rye? How about radish and kale? If you can’t, it’s time to bone up on your identification skills if you want to get serious about planting cover crops mixes on your farm, says Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs soil management specialist Anne... Read more »
Bernard Tobin

RealAg Radio, July 17: Ag in Motion Day 1

4 weeks 1 day ago
It’s day 1 of Ag in Motion at Langham, Saskatchewan, and on today’s show (from the Maxim Truck and Trailers exhibit): Today’s ag news, including reports of an imminent cabinet shuffle in Ottawa and Clean Seed buying Harvest International Todd Wilcox of Maxim Truck and Trailer (pictured above) Trent Meyer, Hi-Tec Profiles, on the impact... Read more »
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