Category: United States

Could blockchain transform agricultural markets?

By: Shaun Haney

December 12, 2017

Before we begin to explain how blockchain may be a game changer for agricultural marketing let’s answer that question that is likely at the top of...Read more »

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Canada reports a five month low in trade deficit due to rising exports

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 6, 2017

Both Canada and the United States released their export numbers for the month of October this week and there are some interesting takeaways. Fresh...Read more »

Wheat School: Not all bushels are the same

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 27, 2017

The bushel is a critical unit in grain farming. It’s used to describe volume in many contexts, including a crop’s yield per acre, the amount of...Read more »

Will autonomous semi trucks have a fit in agriculture?

By: Shaun Haney

November 21, 2017

(Jeremy Rempel,, CC BY-ND 2.0)

There are 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States and somewhere around 300,000 in Canada. What does their future hold with recent...Read more »

Dealing with the global milk protein glut

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 16, 2017

(Photo by Mike Mozart, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

In the dairy food value chain processors play an integral role in product development. Dairy product development puts dairy components in protein...Read more »

Hear RealAg Radio during the SiriusXM free preview until November 27th!

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 15, 2017

If you’re curious what RealAg Radio is all about but don’t have a SiriusXM subscription, here’s your chance to check it out. SiriusXM is...Read more »

Hey dairy, what about the rest of us?

By: Shaun Haney

November 13, 2017

It really seems that NAFTA is on thin ice, and this proverbial frozen trade pond seems to be full of cracks. North American agriculture is holding...Read more »

Declining milk powder prices have dramatically affected the U.S. dairy market

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 13, 2017

No matter where you run a dairy farm, the key is to get the milk out of the cow. Canadian and American dairies live under different marketing...Read more »

Are we turning the corner on ag commodity prices?

By: Shaun Haney

November 11, 2017

Farmers are always hoping for higher prices in any market, but our wishes do not always come true. However, there are signs we’re turning a corner,...Read more »

What is the right amount of on-farm grain storage?

By: Shaun Haney

October 30, 2017

Can you have too much grain storage on farm? Is on-farm grain storage a trap to procrastinate in marketing your crop? Depending on where you farm,...Read more »

European Parliament passes non-binding motion to ban glyphosate by 2022

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 25, 2017

Glyphosate continues to face an uncertain future in the European Union, potentially impacting North American grain exports to the EU. The European...Read more »

AgriTalk — A Canadian invasion to discuss trade breakdown

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 19, 2017

RealAg’s Shaun Haney had the chance to be the guest host on AgriTalk, the leading U.S. agriculture radio program, filling in for Mike Adams on...Read more »

On NAFTA: the U.S. is not negotiating, it’s making demands

By: Shaun Haney

October 18, 2017

(Photo by Gage Skidmore; Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)

As round four of the NAFTA talks comes to a close, you have to wonder why it took the U.S. this long to finally come around to the stiff demands laid...Read more »

Canada rejecting aggressive demands, while refusing to walk away from NAFTA talks

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 17, 2017

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaking to media at the end of the third round of NAFTA talks in Ottawa.

The tone surrounding NAFTA negotiations certainly turned during the fourth round of talks, which wrapped up Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia....Read more »

Good luck for grains — This week in the grain market

By: Brennan Turner

October 13, 2017

Usually Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. For grain prices though, Friday, October the 13th was a good omen. On Friday alone, Chicago soft red...Read more »

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