Category: Western Canada

$8.5 million in fed-prov funding announced for Ag-West Bio

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 19, 2018

Ag-West Bio will receive $1.7 million per year over the next five years from the federal and provincial governments through the new Canadian...Read more »

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$540 million committed to long-awaited outlet for Lake Manitoba

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 18, 2018

Water diverted from the Assiniboine River flooding farmland on the southern end of Lake Manitoba in 2014 (source: Iris Yuill)

The federal and Manitoba governments announced joint funding of up to $540 million on Monday to build permanent outlets for mitigating flooding...Read more »

Canola School: Clubroot monitoring key to protecting Saskatchewan industry

By: Dale Leftwich

June 18, 2018

Relatively few cases of clubroot have been confirmed in Saskatchewan, but with many documented cases just to the west in Alberta an obvious question...Read more »

SaskCanola research manager receives recognition

By: Dale Leftwich

June 15, 2018

Errin Willenborg, research manager with SaskCanola recently took home some hardware from the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA). Willenborg...Read more »

Japanese officials to visit after suspending shipments of Canadian wheat

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 15, 2018

File photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

Update, June 18: South Korea’s government has also suspended the sale of wheat and flour from Canada. Japan’s agriculture ministry has...Read more »

Churchill viewed as a “viable surge port” for prairie grain, says Al-Katib

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 12, 2018

The head of one of Canada’s largest pulse crop exporting companies is optimistic we’ll see Western Canadian crops shipped through the Port of...Read more »

Manitoba government appoints ag research committee

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 11, 2018

The Manitoba government has announced the formation of a new committee to provide input on government investments in agricultural research. Joanne...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 »

Soybean School: No quick fix for managing protein

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 7, 2018

The introduction of protein price discounts by at least one soybean buyer in Western Canada this past winter has left soybean growers wondering what...Read more »

Changes coming to how frost and mildew are assessed in Western Canadian wheat

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 6, 2018

Frost-damaged wheat

The way Western Canadian wheat is graded for frost/heat stress and mildew will be changing slightly on August 1, 2018. Until now, if both grading...Read more »

China steps up purchases of peas in India’s absence

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 29, 2018

With India closing its border to pulse imports late last year, China is seizing the opportunity to buy competitively-priced protein and ramping up...Read more »

Soybean shuffles and canola climbs — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

May 26, 2018

Grain markets were mostly higher this week in a risk-off sort of mood thanks to a relaxed tone of the trade war narrative we’ve been hearing, as...Read more »

Alberta cattle groups planning plebiscite on return to non-refundable check-off

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 25, 2018

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) and the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) have announced they’re aiming to hold a plebiscite this fall,...Read more »

Canola School: Can your fans keep up with large bin size?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 24, 2018

The average size of a new grain bin in Western Canada has grown dramatically in recent years. 1,650 bushel flat-bottom bins, while still needed in...Read more »

Beef School, Ep 9: A flexible approach to year-round grazing

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 23, 2018

Photo by Debra Murphy, 2018

Year-round grazing may mean different things to different people, but to Doug Wray, it essentially means providing ‘locally grown’ sustenance to...Read more »