Last week, a great contributor to the Canadian cattle industry was taken from us much too soon.  I was very saddened when I heard that last week of the passing of Neil Jannke. I had a beer with Neil and his son Shane at the Saskatchewan StockGrowers AGM last spring.  Always when with the Jahnke’s there was some great… Read More

CWB announced today the dispatch of its first shipload of canola from the Port of Prince Rupert. The cargo of 42,000 tonnes of Prairie canola is now travelling aboard the vessel Tai Health, enroute to customers in Japan, according to the company’s press release. Changes to the western Canadian grain-marketing system, implemented by the federal… Read More

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives will have some regional offices “streamlined” in an effort by the province to reduce expenditures and deliver services more efficiently, a press release announced today. Front-line services will not be negatively impacted, the province says. Offices will be consolidated while in other cases it will mean restructuring, “modernizing services”… Read More

Novozymes has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Natural Industries Inc., a company based in Houston, USA. Natural Industries Inc. is a bioagricultural company with annual revenues of $5 million. Natural Industries Inc. and Novozymes have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the agreement. The bioagriculture market is driven by farmers wanting to… Read More

BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company, for a purchase price of US$1.02 billion, according to its press release. With the acquisition, BASF is now a global provider of technologies for biological seed treatment as well as seed treatment colorants and polymers. BASF has… Read More

Two weeks ago we posted a series of videos from six groups of University of Guelph students.  The project was for the UofG Crops 4240 undergraduate class. We asked the RealAgriculture.com community to vote on the best weed ID videos from the students. As you see below when you click on show results, Group 6 –… Read More

Clubroot has been a major discussion in Alberta the past few years.   With best management practices developed and breeders trying to solve the issue through genetics, clubroot is receiving research dollars and attention from the industry and farmers. Check Out the Canola School Alberta Agriculture has released an updated clubroot map for the province which is… Read More

This week the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is holding its AGM.  With a AGM comes an election. On Monday, Mark Wales was re-elected as President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Mark Wales is re-elected & will serve another full year term as OFA President #ofa2012agm yfrog.com/kecl8ulj — Ont. Fed. of Agri. (@OntarioFarms) November 19, 2012… Read More

The Canadian Government has announced two initiatives “that will help to identify opportunities and address issues facing the next generation of farmers,” according to the press release. The announcement was made at the Ontario Young Farmers Forum in Toronto, November 19. today an investment for two initiatives . The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) will receive… Read More

After a year-over-year doubling of traffic to the site, RealAgriculture.com hired its first full-time editor this spring. Now, the site continues to expand in the form of a new school. Joining the line up RealAgriculture’s production-focused Schools is the new Beef Research School —  a series of 30 videos produced in partnership with the Beef… Read More

Canadian vintners will uncork new international market opportunities with the help of new government funding announced today. The investment of $160,000 earmarked for the Canadian Vintners Association will help Canada’s wine producers increase exports in key markets. This investment ongoing international market development and trade efforts to increase the awareness of the value, quality, and… Read More

Australian company GrainCorp has rejected a US$2.7 billion offer from U.S.-based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) on the heels of releasing its annual profit statement and lifting its share dividend. GrainCorp claims the ADM deal “materially undervalues” the company, as it announced a 19% increase in net profit for the 2011-12 fiscal year. GrainCorp’s shares… Read More

In September, Bernard Tobin, RealAgriculture.com’s Ontario correspondent, explained in this interview that the Slots-at-Racetrack program was ending and ending quickly. As of March 31, 2013, the slot machines would be pulled from Ontario racetracks, and the revenue generated by the slots (and shared with the province) would walk out the door with the machines. The… Read More

 

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