Category: Western Canada

Canola School: Check seed labels to rotate blackleg resistance

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 19, 2018

Evidence of blackleg infection

You may notice some new information on canola seed bags this year — a label that lists what type of blackleg resistance the variety contains....Read more »

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Here’s to the rancher: FCC salutes Canadian ag

By: Guest Author

February 18, 2018

Kent Barritt loves his family, his farm, and the Canadian agriculture industry.  Watch his family’s video and see why their fourth-generation...Read more »

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 »

PepsiCo announces closure of Bow Island Spitz plant

By: Debra Murphy

February 16, 2018

(USDA photo by Bruce Fritz)

Two years after the closure of its Medicine Hat distribution facility, PepsiCo has announced it will close the Spitz International Inc facility at...Read more »

Mexico’s election adds more political risk to NAFTA

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 16, 2018

As if NAFTA negotiations weren’t complicated enough with trying to figure out what the U.S. administration wants, Mexico’s looming election is...Read more »

Western Canada’s protein supercluster tapped for a cut of $950 million

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 15, 2018

Protein Industries Canada was named today as one of the winning proponents under the federal Innovation Superclusters Program. The funding model is...Read more »

Why Canada’s rural infrastructure will continue to fall behind

By: Shaun Haney

February 15, 2018

One of North America’s largest advantages has been the infrastructure in place to move agricultural commodities from inland to the coast for...Read more »

Competing on more than price for rented land

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 15, 2018

Sheep grazing mid-summer. Photo credit: Lyndsey Smith, 2017

Ontario’s soils are losing organic matter. What builds organic matter? Perennial and forage species! But if you’re going to plant perennial hay...Read more »

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 »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Feb 14: Pushing seeding dates, increasing Mg, and comparing C:N ratios in manure

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 14, 2018

Even with a fresh blanket of snow in some regions, farmers are eager to start planning for the spring season. From early seeding in Saskatchewan, to...Read more »

Simplot announces $460 million potato plant expansion at Portage la Prairie

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

Simplot announced a $460 million expansion of its potato processing facility at Portage la Prairie, Man. on Wednesday. Manitoba Premier Brian...Read more »

SaskFlax hires agronomist to support flax growers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission has hired its own agronomist to support flax growers in the province. Michelle Beaith joined SaskFlax as...Read more »

Market access “probably the biggest issue” facing the grains industry

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

While much of the focus over the past several months has been on the pulse industry, with India’s tariffs on pulse crops, Canada’s cereal crop...Read more »

Canola Council looking forward amidst membership changes

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Jim Everson and Shaun Haney in the RealAg Booth at FarmTech ’18. Photo credit: Debra Murphy

Grower groups and value chain organizations are under constant pressure to deliver value for their membership. Proving relevance and value to an...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 »