Non-supply managed agriculture sectors are raising concerns over the recent federal announcement of compensation for the dairy sector. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Marie-Claude Bibeau announced last week that Canada’s 11,000 dairy producers will receive $1.75 billion over eight years, with $345 million being paid the first year as direct payments to dairy producers… Read More

At the start at what most would call seeding month, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an extension to the AgriStability program along with an increase to the Advanced Payment Program cap. To some, this was good news — but not enough. Manitoba wheat grower and newly minted Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association president,… Read More

On Thursday’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney has the following guests: Jessika Guse with the top agriculture news stories of the day, including Walmart’s move to create its own Angus beef supply chain, the ASF forum in Ottawa next week, and two seed companies collaborating; Farmer Rapid Fire! Haney speaks Jeff Nonay from Alberta,… Read More

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association has announced Manitoba farmer Gunter Jochum will serve as its new president. Jochum was unanimously elected at a March board meeting and replaces Saskatchewan farmer Levi Wood. “I’m honoured to have the trust of the Wheat Growers board of directors to represent this dedicated group of people. Wheat Grower… Read More

It’s Tuesday and the show is literally on the road. RealAgriculture’s TechTour 2019 kicks off today in Brandon, Manitoba. The four-day, four-cities, three-province tour features Realag Radio from the stage LIVE! (After the show they all get on a tour bus to head for Regina. After Regina tomorrow, it’s Lethbridge Thursday, and Red Deer on… Read More

What’s the best strategy for managing herbicide resistance on your farm? In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Resistance Management School we visit Günter Jochum at his farm near St. Francois Xavier, MB. In 2010, Jochum discovered Group 1 herbicide resistant wild oats in one of his fields. Once the presence of resistant wild oats was confirmed, Jochum adopted… Read More

The Manitoba government says it’s going to give the revenue from the federally-mandated carbon tax back to Manitobans through tax reductions elsewhere. Several farm groups questioned how agriculture will be impacted by the carbon plan following the release of the provincial budget on Monday by Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen. “Farmers don’t have the option… Read More

 

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