Year: 2014

Mayo Schmidt Will Not Become the Next CEO of Louis Dreyfus

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 31, 2014

Mayo Schmidt

Just days before he was to assume the position of CEO of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a former Western Canadian grain industry executive has parted...Read more »

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A U.S. Beef Market Forecast for 2015

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 31, 2014

There were roughly 95 million cattle in the United States as of July 1, 2014, a 3% drop from 2012 numbers, but that could turn around, according to...Read more »

Soybean School West: Is Manitoba Still Free of Soybean Cyst Nematode?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 30, 2014

Manitoba farmers whose soil test results say they have soybean cyst nematode in their soil may want to get a second opinion, says a soil ecologist...Read more »

The Seduction of Organic Production & the Mystery of Science: A CropSphere Preview

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 30, 2014

Have you met someone with a degree from the University of Google? Perhaps you’ve even boasted those credentials when arguing your case over a...Read more »

The Difference a Year Makes — Grain Markets in Review

By: Brennan Turner

December 29, 2014

2014 started out with a lot of frustration: Grain was hardly moving through Canada as the Great White North experienced some record cold temperatures...Read more »

Fertilizer Pipeline to Prairies Off to Strong Shipping Start

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 29, 2014

The odds of a fertilizer shortage in Western Canada this upcoming spring are lower than they were last year,  according to a...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Wild Finish to Amazing Year in Cattle Markets

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 28, 2014

It’s been a wild finish to a wild year in the beef market, with prices dropping off over the last few weeks from the record highs set...Read more »

Why You Should Take Dr. Oz’s Health Advice with a Bag of Salt

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 27, 2014

Whether it’s dealing with lawsuits, showing disturbing images or simply dishing out medical advice, there’s no question ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’...Read more »

The Seedpod — Ep. 2: Regulating On Ideals, and Is There More On the Chopping Block?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 27, 2014

An immature soybean sample (greenseed)

It’s no wonder that Western Canada is watching what’s unfolding in Ontario closely. That province’s government’s move to closely regulate...Read more »

Christmas on Old Petty Harbour Road

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 24, 2014

We’re proud of our team here at Real Agriculture — we’re an enthusiastic and passionate bunch, but did you know we’re not an...Read more »

Ontario Agriculture Industry Vows to Create its Own Pollinator Health Initiative

By: Lyndsey Smith

December 24, 2014

A few weeks ago, the Grain Farmers of Ontario encouraged farmers to boycott the Ontario government’s public consultation process concerning new...Read more »

Monsanto and DuPont Agree to Drop Lawsuits Against Each Other

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 23, 2014

Perhaps compelled by the Christmas spirit (although unlikely), two seed industry heavyweights have decided to settle their differences and...Read more »

TechTour: Keynote Speakers Cooper and Parker Offer a Preview of TechTour LIVE

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 23, 2014

Communication is essential to team success, whether you’re changing tires on the sidelines of a Formula One race, managing a family-run business or...Read more »

The Vision for Kemptville — Keeping an Agriculture & Trades College Going

By: Lyndsey Smith

December 23, 2014

Courtesy of Ottawa Citizen

The final government-backed reports regarding recommendations for the fate of the University of Guelph’s Alfred and Kemptville campuses rolled out...Read more »

“Viptera” Corn Trait Receives Chinese Import Approval

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 23, 2014

Syngenta has announced it has received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait (also know as “event MIR162”) from China’s...Read more »