Category: United States

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 »

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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

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

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 »

Slow seeding jumpstarts prices — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

May 4, 2018

Grain prices this week were mostly in the green as the market continues to weigh geopolitical risk versus weather risk (and thus, planting risk). And...Read more »

TechTour: Automatically adjusting spread patterns for wind, terrain, and fertilizer type

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 1, 2018

Photo via Amazone (Copyright: Sven Kleinewoerdemann).

Spreading fertilizer can feel like a bit of a guessing game when it comes to knowing just how wide of a spray pattern is produced. Coverage depends...Read more »

U.S. groups raise hackles over the definition of ‘meat’

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 30, 2018

The issue The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has submitted a petition to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety...Read more »

Optimism and urgency in Mexico for possible NAFTA agreement-in-principle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 13, 2018

Photo by (Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

News of Canada, Mexico, and the United States possibly reaching an agreement-in-principle in North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations in the...Read more »

Sensor brings new wavelengths to crop scanning for needs-based nitrogen

By: Realag Machinery Insider

April 7, 2018

It only makes sense to apply fertilizer where it’s needed, and only where it’s needed. For a long time, agricultural machinery and technology...Read more »

Sitting on the right side of the fence on a trade war with China

By: Shaun Haney

April 7, 2018

This week has been laced with trade threats, drama, and fear for agricultural commodity markets, all based on the possibility of a trade war between...Read more »

Agriculture commodities caught in China-U.S. tit-for-tat tariff threats

By: Shaun Haney

April 4, 2018

When you feel that you have nothing to lose, you are at your most dangerous. With China proposing steep tariffs on U.S. pork, soybeans, cotton,...Read more »

Staking a claim for ag in the social media jungle

By: Owen Roberts

April 4, 2018

Marketing and farming go hand in hand, says UK communications specialist Simon Haley. In a swing through Ontario that starts later this week, he’ll...Read more »

Proceed to checkout — what online shopping could mean for the beef industry

By: Debra Murphy

April 3, 2018

Would you buy a steak, roast, or package of hamburger online? Changes in the way consumers are purchase food ingredients may offer new opportunities,...Read more »