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RealAg Radio, August 15: Neonic phase-out proposal, hog markets, & the Canadian Beef Industry Conference

17 hours 51 minutes ago
On Wednesday’s show, with host Kelvin Heppner: Ontario field editor Lyndsey Smith joins Kelvin to discuss today’s news, including Health Canada’s proposed decision to ban two of the main neonicotinoid insecticides used in Canadian agriculture, as well as the latest on court rulings around glyphosate Jim Wood, chief sales and operating officer with Rocky Mountain... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

David Marit appointed Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture

18 hours 25 minutes ago
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced changes to his cabinet on Wednesday following the resignation of Lyle Stewart as Minister of Agriculture. David Marit has been appointed to the agriculture portfolio. He previously served as Minister of Highways and Infrastructure. Marit was elected as MLA for the southwest Saskatchewan riding of Wood River in 2016, and... Read more »
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Health Canada proposes ban of remaining two main neonics

20 hours 15 minutes ago
Health Canada has proposed banning two of the most commonly used neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) used in Canadian agriculture in the next three to five years following a review of their impact on aquatic insect species. The proposal published on Wednesday would end outdoor agricultural and turf uses for clothianidin, and all outdoor agricultural and ornamental uses... Read more »
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Diverse, with high value: a look at B.C’s evolving agriculture sector

21 hours 5 minutes ago
While the total land area isn’t necessarily the largest in Canada, B.C.’s agriculture industry tops the list when it comes to diversity and total economic impact, depending on the sector. RealAgriculture founder Shaun Haney recently got a chance to interview the Honourable Lana Popham, British Columbia’s agriculture minister. The conversation is a part of RealAgriculture’s... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Wheat Pete’s Word, Aug 15: Corn disease risks, a sudden potash deficiency, and cloudy conditions

1 day ago
As the summer days stretch and the forest fire smoke settles in over huge areas of the country, farmers are wrapping up wheat harvest in the east and starting harvest in earnest in the west. Late-season agronomy typically centres on harvest management, but diseases and insects are still lurking, especially in the corn crop. In... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

Wheat School: How do we fund wheat research?

1 day 3 hours ago
Over the last decade, the average yield increase for corn tips the scale at five bushels per acre, per year. During the same period wheat yield gains have averaged a meagre one bushel per acre, per year. What is the future of wheat if it can’t match the yield gains of crops like corn and... Read more »
Bernard Tobin

RealAg Radio, Aug 14: Replacing equipment, glyphosate verdict implications, & beef demand in China

1 day 17 hours ago
On Tuesday’s show, with Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner: Top ag news, including welcome news for the hemp industry, new export data, and the possibility of a supply management resolution at Conservative Party’s upcoming annual convention Roger McEowen, Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law, discusses the implications... Read more »
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Producers who delivered grain to Canadian Exotic Grains receive compensation

1 day 19 hours ago
The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) says producers who filed eligible claims of non-payment for grain delivered to Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd. are receiving full compensation through the CGC’s producer payment protection program. The pulse and specialty crop buyer at Eston, Saskatchewan had its grain dealer license revoked on April 26, 2018, after the CGC said... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Four Manitoba commodity groups still exploring amalgamation

1 day 22 hours ago
The number of commodity groups in Manitoba that are exploring the possibility of amalgamating has dropped from five to four. Following a meeting in late July, the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Association (MWBGA) have decided to continue... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Be cautious when buying in hay, says forage specialist

1 day 22 hours ago
If you’re running low on forage, chances are you might already be starting to look for hay suppliers outside of your area. Terry Kowalchuk, forage specialist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, says you have to be conscious of who you buy from, so that you do not get more than you bargained for. He... Read more »
Jessika Guse

BIXS updates name ahead of going public

2 days 2 hours ago
Cattle traceability platform BIXS is getting a rebrand ahead of its parent Business Information Exchange Systems (BIXS) moving forward on plans to go public in late 2018. BIXSco Inc. announced this month that the company has rebranded as BIX Systems, comprised of Viewtrak Technologies and BIXSco Inc., as they work on first round fund-raising with... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Corn School: Will double-cob corn deliver bonus yield?

2 days 2 hours ago
If you’re seeing double in your corn crop this year, you’re not seeing things. Double-cob stalks are showing up in many fields this season and farmers want to know — will these bonus cobs amount to anything, and why are they even there? Those are two questions Steph Kowalski, agronomy lead for the Agromart Group,... Read more »
Bernard Tobin

Canadian tractor and combine sales rebound

2 days 3 hours ago
The Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM) has released its flash report for July, and things are looking up when it comes to the sale of new farm equipment. If we look back to this spring, deliveries of new 4-wheel drive (4WD) tractors and combines in Canada were down around 7 and 5 percent through April.... Read more »
Realag Machinery Insider

RealAg Radio, Aug 13: Glyphosate court decision, insect pests, & inviting politicians to ride along during harvest

2 days 17 hours ago
On Monday’s edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Today’s ag news, with Kelvin Heppner — a California jury has awarded $289 million in damages to a man who alleges Roundup herbicide caused his cancer Marijke Van Andel of Syngenta on the importance of final plant stand counts in soybeans Deb Campbell of Agronomy... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Glyphosate on trial: Courts, markets, and public opinion

2 days 21 hours ago
Glyphosate, the generic chemical name for Monsanto’s RoundUp, is taking fire from all angles, it seems, after courts in two different countries recently delivered significant blows to the herbicide’s reputation. Last week, a judge in Brazil ordered a halt on all approvals of any products containing glyphosate, plus a suspension of existing registration within in... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Weed clipper designed to target towering weeds

3 days 1 hour ago
Mechanical weed control in-crop is usually reserved for row crops, but Bourgault Tillage Tools wants to change that with the company’s introduction of the BTT Weed Clipper. Designed to drive in to any growing crop, at any stage, the weed clipper is essentially a suspended mower that clips and mulches weeds growing above the crop... Read more »
Realag Machinery Insider

Record sales for Cervus Equipment linked to strong Canadian ag sector

3 days 4 hours ago
Pointing to the strength of the Canadian agriculture sector, Cervus Equipment Corp is reporting record sales in its latest quarter update. “Once again (Cervus) generated a record sales quarter with the highest new equipment deliveries to customers for a single quarter in Cervus’ history,” president and CEO of Cervus Equipment, Graham Drake says. “In Ontario, our... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Corteva planning to expand canola seed offerings under Brevant

3 days 23 hours ago
Corteva Agriscience — the new agriculture company formed through the merger of Dow and DuPont — has big plans for its canola portfolio under the new Brevant seeds brand. To begin, the company is moving its legacy Nexera and D-Series seed brands into the Brevant family for 2019, explains Darrin Hicks, canola product manager with... Read more »
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Beef Market Update: Anticipating an early fall run

5 days 4 hours ago
Excessive heat has taken its toll on pastures, hay supplies, and water consumption for cattle, and while this may not be a big market issue today, Anne Wasko, of Gateway Livestock, says that these factors will mean an earlier, stronger fall run. That’s just one of the topics discussed in this week’s Beef Market Update.... Read more »
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