Category: United States

A zero-sum moisture game for the prairies in 2018

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 18, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2015

For many producers on the prairies, moisture concerns are top of mind, as we inch closer to the growing season. And, according to some...Read more »

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The crux of populist politics for agriculture

By: Shaun Haney

February 15, 2018

Greenhouse harvest is labour intensive and difficult to automate

Farmers and ranchers across Canada and the United States identify with a hard day’s work, family, and a life away from the hustle and bustle of the...Read more »

Farmers Edge enters the world of crop insurance

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

“Storm Clouds Gathering,” (Photo by Zooey, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Precision agriculture company Farmers Edge has plans to disrupt the crop insurance industry, announcing an agreement with global reinsurer PartnerRe...Read more »

Mole drainage leaves subsurface tunnels without the pipe

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 12, 2018

The “torpedo” on a mole plow on display at Ag Days in Brandon, Manitoba.

Mole drainage is a concept for reducing waterlogging in heavy clay soils by creating underground tunnels for water, similar to tile drainage, but...Read more »

Concerns about the U.S. economy overheating and what it means for Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 9, 2018

Low unemployment, major tax cuts, and looming trillion dollar deficits — the U.S. economy is hot, with growing concerns that it may be at risk of...Read more »

High supply, mixed export numbers: an analysis of the latest WASDE report

By: Matthew Pot

February 8, 2018

Today’s updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was by no means a market mover. But, it does pose some questions for...Read more »

An old profession, but farmers are professionals — A Finnish farmer’s take on maintaining access to crop protection tools

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 7, 2018

(Source: Chafer Machinery, Flickr, CC-BY-2.0)

Regulations, by their nature, are country or region specific, but they can have spillover effects into other markets. This is the case with many crop...Read more »

Cattlefax predicts strong supply and demand in 2018 as concern over drought rises

By: Shaun Haney

February 5, 2018

One of the highlights of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) meeting every year are the Cattlefax market outlook presentations....Read more »

Whoa, there: Speedy tractors, signage, and brake requirements

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 5, 2018

(photo courtesy Fendt)

Here’s a fun debate topic: if your tractor is capable of traveling at over 40 km/h, is it still a slow moving vehicle (SMV)? It sure isn’t, and...Read more »

Canadian GDP shows better growth; interest rates may edge higher

By: Shaun Haney

February 1, 2018

(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Premier of Ontario Photography

Wednesday was a big day for economic news in both Canada and also for our friends south of the border, in the United States. Here at home, the market...Read more »

Currency Wars — where is the U.S. dollar really headed?

By: Shaun Haney

January 30, 2018

(CC BY 2.0) Kurtis Garbutt

Last week there were reasons for confusion on what direction the American dollar might take based on White House policy. Most of the confusion last...Read more »

Nutrien buys Brazilian liquid fertilizer and plant health company

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 29, 2018

Nutrien Ltd. (the newly created company made up of PotashCorp and Agrium) has entered into an agreement to acquire Agrichem, a specialty plant...Read more »

Build a legacy one decision at a time

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 29, 2018

If you’re five years away from stepping back from the day-to-day operation of your farm, you’re likely to make different management decisions...Read more »

The U.S. had increased dairy market access to Canada through TPP and they gave it up

By: Shaun Haney

January 24, 2018

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

Throughout the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiating rounds, groups like the United States Dairy Export Council have been lobbying...Read more »

All eyes on Canada in round 6 of NAFTA negotiations

By: Shaun Haney

January 22, 2018

Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, and U.S. Trade Secretary Robert Lighthizer making their closing statements after round three of NAFTA talks in Ottawa.

Round 6 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks are about to begin in Montreal, and interested parties will be gauging the mood of...Read more »