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Category: Farm Travel

Soybean production creeping up in The Netherlands

By: Owen Roberts

July 25, 2018

Jolanda Raadjmakers is one of 90 producers growing soybeans in The Netherlands. Photo: Owen Roberts

The Netherlands, with its moderate climate, may seem like an odd place to grow heat-loving soybeans. But just a few decades ago, that’s what people...Read more »

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Swiss food security vote: because you can’t live on chocolate alone

By: Owen Roberts

September 30, 2017

In our country, referendums are rare, and not for the faint of heart. Remember the Quebec separation referendums back in the 1990s? They nearly tore...Read more »

Real AgVentures: Having a mess of fun on a quick trip to Newfoundland

By: Owen Roberts

July 31, 2017

The dock to the Western Brook Pond fjords in Newfoundland.

Sometimes it’s hard to get more than a few days for a vacation, no matter where you’re going. Take our recent vacation to Newfoundland, for...Read more »

Real AgVentures: Cheers to Music City, where the action is

By: Owen Roberts

June 14, 2017

(courtesy Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp)

If you’re a hockey fan, you had to be excited and inspired by the support Nashville showed for its Predators through the playoffs, whether you...Read more »

Will small-holder agriculture leapfrog ahead with access to precision agriculture technology?

By: Shaun Haney

May 8, 2017

I often think that when we discuss precision agriculture we tend to naturally focus on large broadacre-style farming across the U.S. Midwest corn...Read more »

Enter to Win a Trip to Hawaii Courtesy of DuPont Pioneer

By: Sponsored

April 21, 2017

DuPont Pioneer and RealAgriculture have teamed up to offer a lucky farm a chance to win an AgVenture to Hawaii! In celebration of...Read more »

Real AgVentures – Swimming Pigs: They’re Bringing Home the Bacon

By: Owen Roberts

April 9, 2017

[GREAT EXUMA, THE BAHAMAS] – Farmers everywhere – including the Bahamas — used to get in and out of pigs relatively quickly. It’s not really...Read more »

Remembering Canada Fondly: A Conversations with Hartmut van Lengerich

By: Shaun Haney

February 16, 2017

Shaun Haney is in Germany this week as a guest of Bayer, celebrating 20 years of the company’s InVigor brand.  The world is big place, sure,...Read more »

BayKomm Shows Us How Science Can Be Cool

By: Shaun Haney

February 14, 2017

Shaun Haney is in Germany this week as a guest of Bayer, celebrating 20 years of the company’s Invigor brand.  This morning, I visited the...Read more »

Why is Bayer Acquiring Monsanto?

By: Shaun Haney

February 14, 2017

Shaun Haney is in Germany this week as a guest of Bayer, celebrating 20 years of the company’s Invigor brand.  During the Bayer InVigor 20th...Read more »

Empower Farmers by Making Credit Available: A World Food Day Lesson

By: Owen Roberts

October 17, 2016

A nursery on an organic farm in Cuba. Photo credit: Owen Roberts, 2016

World anything Day is a lot to take in. You’d think it might be easier to digest when a designated day for something global was also for something...Read more »

A Tale of Two German Dairy Farmers, Making a Buck When They’re Down on Their Luck

By: Owen Roberts

July 21, 2016

German dairy farmer Bernd Flatten (photo by Inoussa Maiga)

The chips are down for milk producers in Europe, who are struggling to hang on as the continent deals with another milk glut. The European Union...Read more »

Saik’s Agri-Treks: Cornell University’s Gene Gun and Plant Breeding Labs

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 6, 2016

The gene gun, the first of which literally used a .22-calibre bullet, was invented by plant geneticists working at Cornell University in the...Read more »

What Are Your Vacation Plans in the Next 12 Months?

By: Shaun Haney

March 2, 2016

Dick Haney in front of the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany

Success in agriculture requires a lot of commitment, and it can often feel as though all we do is work. But part of achieving success is being...Read more »

Western Grains Research Foundation and Farm Credit Canada Partnering With Nuffield Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 20, 2016

Nuffield Canada has announced two new partners coming on board with funding for the agriculture leadership development program in 2016. The...Read more »