Category: Western Canada

Rail bill won’t be passed until after winter break

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 12, 2017

Farmers and grain shippers won’t be getting long-awaited changes to grain transportation rules for Christmas this year. Bill C-49, the...Read more »

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Could blockchain transform agricultural markets?

By: Shaun Haney

December 12, 2017

Before we begin to explain how blockchain may be a game changer for agricultural marketing let’s answer that question that is likely at the top of...Read more »

Concerns about canola-on-canola acres rising

By: Shaun Haney

December 12, 2017

As farmers finalize and consider their crop decisions for 2018 with a lot more detail, there are some developing conversations that are creating a...Read more »

Soybean School: Rolling your way to higher yields

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 12, 2017

(Credit: Dennis Lange)

Can rolling soybeans pump up your yields? If you get the timing right it looks like there’s a two bu/ac payoff, according to research conducted...Read more »

Canola School: Should I be booking a clubroot-resistant variety?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 11, 2017

As clubroot disease spreads in Western Canadian soil, growers who have yet to see symptoms in their fields have a decision to make: when should they...Read more »

Soil awareness, new genetic resistance, and why canola is a cool crop, literally — Canola Week wrap-up

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 8, 2017

Around 375 agronomists, researchers and farmers were in Saskatoon this week for the inaugural “Canola Week.” Organized by the Canola Council of...Read more »

Real Dream Workshops: Making hydro with Otto Bloemen

By: Bernard Tobin

December 7, 2017

Are you planning to build a new farm workshop? How will you power and heat it? Do you want a crane? In episode 3 of Real Dream Workshops, Peter...Read more »

Soybean School: Learning from Ontario’s 2017 crop

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 7, 2017

It’s not official, but it looks like Ontario’s 2017 soybean yield will come in at around 43 bushels per acre. That’s down from the 46-bushel...Read more »

Canada reports a five month low in trade deficit due to rising exports

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 6, 2017

Both Canada and the United States released their export numbers for the month of October this week and there are some interesting takeaways. Fresh...Read more »

Determining where to cut antimicrobial use for dairy calves

By: Owen Roberts

December 6, 2017

Stock photo, 2015.

All livestock producers have been urged to cut unnecessary antibiotic use, to try to prevent resistant bacteria from developing in their herds and...Read more »

Wheat Growers announce new management

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 5, 2017

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is taking a different approach than most other farm organizations with its management. Rather than...Read more »

Is Trudeau’s progressive agenda hurting free trade talks?

By: Shaun Haney

December 5, 2017

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In the first half of 2017, I repeatedly supported the Trudeau government on their trade strategy. They seemed to be focused on diversifying Canadian...Read more »

Saskatchewan farm groups applaud province’s climate change strategy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Farm groups were quick to show their support as Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan unveiled his government’s “Made-in-Saskatchewan...Read more »

Canada shows surprisingly strong job numbers, weaker GDP growth

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

On Friday, Statistics Canada released its third-quarter economic report, which included an update on gross domestic product and job growth. With the...Read more »

Farmers from SK and QC named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017: from left, Tannis and Derek Axten, and Francois Handfield and Véronique Bouchard, with OYF program sponsors (supplied)

Farmers from Saskatchewan and Quebec were named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017 during the national OYF program in Penticton, BC this...Read more »

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