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Category: United States

Canadian Pork Council looks for price support as hog markets drift lower

By: Jessika Guse

September 18, 2018

(Source: Liquid Emulsion/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Although the majority of recent NAFTA 2.0 talks have been focused on Canada’s dairy farmers, the pork industry is feeling the pinch when it comes...Read more »

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Trump threatens tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, citing protection of farmers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2018

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

In a move most knew was on the way, American President Donald Trump plans to impose tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods as of next Monday....Read more »

Canada’s NAFTA hopes now rest with America’s congress

By: Shaun Haney

August 28, 2018

(source: Toyota)

As the saying goes, what goes around comes around, and never has that been so true perhaps than with politics and current trade talks. Early in the...Read more »

U.S. announces direct payment details in $12 billion trade aid package

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 27, 2018

Sonny Perdue speaking with media at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois a year ago. Perdue will be at the 2018 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday.

The U.S. government announced details of its $12 billion trade aid package on Monday, including nearly $4.7 billion in direct payments to American...Read more »

Understanding the legal implications of the California jury decision on glyphosate

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 16, 2018

Glyphosate — commonly known as Roundup — suffered a blow in the court of public opinion following a California jury decision last week, but the...Read more »

“It’s astronomically impossible to expect zero ag subsidies in the EU”

By: Shaun Haney

July 30, 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with U.S. President Donald Trump (Source: EC – Audiovisual Service/Photo: Etienne Ansotte)

The European Union looking to mend fences with the Trump administration could have a major impact on agriculture, as the U.S. looks for a win with...Read more »

Tight steel supplies, added tariffs may drive up ag equipment prices

By: Realag Machinery Insider

July 25, 2018

(Photo by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

As steel and aluminum tariffs continue to loom in Canada from the United States, many in the ag industry wonder how the high prices will impact the...Read more »

Morris debuts Quantum drill with new frame design and 76% fewer parts

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 11, 2018

Saskatchewan-based farm equipment manufacturer Morris Industries rolled out a brand new air drill design at Canada’s Farm Progress...Read more »

Kentucky looks longingly across the fence at Ontario

By: Owen Roberts

June 27, 2018

Kentucky trade delegation to Ontario with U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft, centre (photo provided by Alltech)

Even though Kentucky’s first-ever agricultural trade mission was eight months in the making, no one would have blamed the state’s trade...Read more »

Canada-U.S. trade friction around dairy escalates following G7 meeting

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 10, 2018

(by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0)

What exactly was said behind closed doors we may never know, but shortly after the G7 meeting  held at Charlevoix, Quebec, both Prime Minister...Read more »

Weather and geopolitical risk —This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

June 9, 2018

Except for wheat, grain markets this week trended mostly lower. The oilseed complex saw a significant sell-off as the start to the U.S. growing...Read more »

The small world of ag: U.S. ag secretary tweets t-shirt photo quoting Sask. dairy farmer

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 16, 2018

(@SecretarySonny, Twitter)

It’s funny how word travels in today’s social media world. Someone shares a photo or message on Twitter or Facebook and it can be instantly seen...Read more »

TechTour: Culti Cam system offers automatic cultivator positioning in row crops

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 10, 2018

Photo via Claas

In another move towards automation, Claas has unveiled a system for automatic steering of cultivators in row crops. The Culti Cam uses a...Read more »

Where are these nitrogen-fixing cereals, already?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 9, 2018

Stock photo. Taken at the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre by Debra Murphy, 2016.

In 2013-14, the idea of nitrogen-fixing, non-leguminous crops hit the media big-time. UK-based Azotic Technologies was one of the companies making...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Record basis levels set to change

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 5, 2018

The beef markets are riding an unusually high basis in both Canada and the United States, but that’s set to change. “So over the next eight weeks...Read more »