It’s Wednesday, people! Is the snow melting where you are? Is spring in the air? From the RealAgriculture studio in Lethbridge, Alta…it’s a windy 20 degrees celsius. We’ve got a terrific lineup for you on today’s episode of RealAg Radio. You’ll hear: Kevin McNew, chief economist at Farmers Business Network (FBN) on a new economic… Read More

The Government of Canada has released a discussion document and opened public consultation to begin a review of specific provisions of the Pest Control Products Act. The review, listed in the health minister’s mandate letter, is looking for ideas and input of Canadians and stakeholders on how the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) can “transform” its work… Read More

It’s International Women’s Day! Thanks for checking out RealAg Radio. This show is co-hosted by Lyndsey Smith and Kara Oosterhuis, featuring an interview with Fiona Jochum, farmer from Manitoba, plus an excerpt from last night’s episode of The Agronomists with Deb Campbell of Agronomy Advantage, and Anne Kirk of Manitoba Agriculture. And, listen on for a… Read More

Trying to tackle the enormity that is recognizing leading women in agriculture left me so overwhelmed, I ended up being unable to even begin to write or interview. In order to overcome the inertia, I decided instead to focus on one aspect of the industry and tip the hat to some notable scientists who also… Read More

This just in! There are strange markings showing up on spray nozzles all over Canada. What could these numbers and letters possibly mean? It’s time for the long-awaited next instalment of Exploding Sprayer Myths with Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf of Sprayers 101. Acting as their alter-egos, Chuck Underhand and Tip Heavily, the dynamic duo… Read More

Farmers are known for their independent, get ‘er done mentality, and seemingly endless energy for putting in the required work to get those things done. But no farmer truly works alone — whether it’s an agronomist, a marketing pro, or an equipment technician, most farmers know it takes a team of professionals to keep a… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is proposing to update producers’ access to grain grading dispute resolution, commonly known as “Subject to Inspector’s Grade and Dockage.” Comments will be accepted on the new rules until midnight on February 28, 2022. If a producer disagrees with a Canadian Grain Commission-licensed primary elevator’s assessment of their grain, they have… Read More

Natural gas prices have increased in Europe, and China is facing its own issues with coal, leading to energy shortages on both continents. Understanding the likelihood of skyrocketing energy prices in Canada takes some understanding of the factors at work, and to shed light on the situation, Brendan Cooke, policy analyst at Canada West Foundation,… Read More

By Bill Greuel Canada needs to stop being comfortable. That’s a bold statement, but one I believe to be true if we are going to reach the ambitious targets our agrifood sector aspires to. We often talk about Canada taking our place atop the podium as the most reliable and preferred supplier of safe, nutritious… Read More

The 2020-2021 winter weather has been somewhat surprising, given that the typical polar vortex took its time getting to Canada. But it’s here now and until it moves on, Eric Snodgrass, senior atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions, says he’s not comfortable in giving a planting weather forecast. Snodgrass says that modeling does suggest a decent… Read More

TELUS Agriculture is investing $1 million in Olds College’s 2,800-acre Smart Farm. The investment will support the development, acceleration, and integration of technology into the global agri-food value chain. It will also support the goals of more efficient and sustainable food production with fewer inputs and reduced waste. The Olds College Smart Farm will act… Read More

 

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