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Category: Features

Left on the desk, Sept 7: Grumpy Germans, Chinese frustration, and interest in Argentina

By: Shaun Haney

September 8, 2018

After a one week hiatus, I am back trying to get my desk uncluttered by covering many of the issues Left on the Desk this long weekend shortened...Read more »

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Left on the desk, Aug 25: Raw meat, universal blood and spilt milk

By: Shaun Haney

August 25, 2018

Unless you were under a rock, this was a wild week in politics, trade and agriculture in both Canada and the United States. It’s like Canadians and...Read more »

Beef Market Update: A lot of mouths to feed

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 24, 2018

You might be forgiven for thinking that every fall is the same when it comes to cattle leaving the summer range and heading off to the auction ring....Read more »

Left on the desk, Aug 18: Banned diesels, BRICS, and activist BS

By: Shaun Haney

August 18, 2018

It has been another very busy week in the world of news impacting agriculture. It’s also been a very turbulent couple weeks for farmers and...Read more »

Left on the desk, Aug 10: Disappearing prime ministers, Saudi relations, and hot swaths

By: Shaun Haney

August 10, 2018

We are back for week two of Left on the Desk, my weekly attempt to clear my desk of all paper, data points, and extraneous information so I can start...Read more »

Beef School, Ep 10: Planning for your priorities in grazing management

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 9, 2018

A grazing plan doesn’t have to be all or nothing — some ranchers will use set-stock grazing, rotational grazing, and any combination of corn,...Read more »

An unforgettable sight — the record-breaking Harvest for Kids

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 8, 2018

303 combines created an unforgettable sight (and sound) on August 4th near Winkler, Manitoba, as they set a new Guinness record for most combine...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Quiet trade week as we get closer to the halfway point of summer

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 29, 2018

As our beef market expert Anne Wasko puts it, ‘It was the dog days of summer —but for the beef industry’ last week. It was a quiet trade week,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Strong demand, Canadian basis levels & packer margins for Cargill

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 14, 2018

It’s been a volatile couple of weeks in cattle futures, with the market giving back most of last week’s gains in the last few days. Meanwhile,...Read more »

Harvest for Kids organizers aiming for 300 combines in new record attempt

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 8, 2018

Organizers of the 2018 Harvest for Kids are looking to break their own record set near Dalmeny, Saskatchewan in 2012. (photo supplied)

Organizers are aiming to create a harvest scene in southern Manitoba on August 4th that’s never been seen before: 300 combines working...Read more »

Have your say about food waste from the farm

By: Owen Roberts

June 17, 2018

Food waste has become the poster child for inefficiency in agri-food. But how much are farmers contributing to the problem…or to the solution?...Read more »

Put on the plaid for dad this Friday

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 13, 2018

One in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. It’s the most...Read more »

Beef Market Update – Strong beef demand, lower carcass weights, and the wall

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 3, 2018

It has been a busy week in the cattle markets, as Canada and the United States are on the brink of a trade war that we would not have imagined a year...Read more »

Dairy Distillery turns waste skim milk into tasty spirit 

By: Lyndsey Smith

May 30, 2018

Dairy Distillery’s still and tasting room was designed to showcase the towering still.

What started as a fascination with craft distilling and a chance discussion about dumping skim milk has evolved into a tasty new business at Almonte,...Read more »

Beef School, Ep 9: A flexible approach to year-round grazing

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 23, 2018

Photo by Debra Murphy, 2018

Year-round grazing may mean different things to different people, but to Doug Wray, it essentially means providing ‘locally grown’ sustenance to...Read more »