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Poultry Xpo cancelled for 2020

August 5, 2020 Organizers of the Canadian Poultry XPO (CPX) have announced the inaugural event will not go forward this November. Instead, the event will be held November 3-4, 2021, at Stratford, Ont. All payments for exhibit space and sponsorship for CPX 2020 now carry forward to CPX 2021. All exhibitors and sponsors will receive a 10 per... Read More Read more

Corn School: Getting to the root of field variability

August 5, 2020 Corn fields across Ontario are full of variable plant development and that should be a concern for growers, says University of Guelph crop researcher Dr. David Hooker. Fields are littered with areas of yield-compromising backward and slow-to-develop plants. Hooker believes corn variability is even more apparent this year due to significant weather challenges; with cold... Read More Read more

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep. 52: Buying the farm — one share at a time

August 5, 2020 Emotion, money, and legacy are three factors that can potentially contribute to a very bumpy farm business succession. A farm transition doesn’t have to end badly, but too often farm families ignore best practices for a succession, based on the illusion that your farm is different from everyone else’s. While every farm is unique in... Read More Read more

Beyond Meat falls victim to COVID food service closures

August 5, 2020 The pandemic has proved to be challenging for even the trendiest of food brands. Beyond Meat showed it was not immune to the impact of COVID-19 as the company reported its second quarter earnings on Tuesday. While grocery store sales tripled in the second quarter, the company still lost $10.2 million on a 60.7 per... Read More Read more

FBN raises $250 million in latest investment round

August 5, 2020 Investors continue to see potential in agtech, as Farmers Business Network (FBN) has secured US$250 million in funding from a group of new and existing investors. The Series F funding for FBN, announced on Monday, was led by funds managed by New York-based BlackRock Inc., with participation from new investors Baron Capital Group, Balyasny Asset... Read More Read more

Sharing and connecting virtually from the field — a LIVE! Q & A with Denise Hockaday

August 5, 2020 Precision agriculture is a broad category within the world of agriculture. Climate FieldView is one of the main platforms out there, and this RealAg LIVE! features Denise Hockaday, Climate lead from FieldView Canada, discussing their software that allows farmers to analyze their farm data virtually anywhere with the handy Climate FieldView app. Don’t miss RealAg... Read More Read more

$2.6 million to improve St. Mary River Irrigation District

August 5, 2020 As part of the Alberta government’s $10 million Irrigation Rehabilitation Program, the St. Mary’s River Irrigation District (SMRID) will receive an allotted $2.6 million in funds to address water infrastructure. The irrigation district provides water for irrigation and agricultural operations, municipal use, recreation and wildlife and habitat enhancement. “Crumbling infrastructure on the St. Mary River... Read more

RealAg Radio, August 4: Precision pulses, crop tour results, and finally some eastern rain!

August 4, 2020 It’s the Tuesday after the August long weekend (if you’re Canadian), and we’ve got a great show lined up for you today! Since we didn’t have an agronomic Monday show for you yesterday, today’s show will be jam-packed with all things agronomy. In this episode, you’ll hear: RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, on... Read more

University of Guelph receives $2.35 million for advanced animal research

August 4, 2020 The government of Ontario has pledged a $2.35 million investment to the University of Guelph (U of G) for advanced animal research related to livestock health, well-being, and productivity. Designed to enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of the Ontario livestock sector, the research will provide farmers with the latest knowledge and on-farm solutions for safely... Read More Read more

Proprietary omega-3 oil from Nuseed approved by relevant authorities

August 4, 2020 Health Canada has confirmed that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-refined canola oil is safe for human consumption. The highly refined oil is derived from Nuseed’s omega-3 canola. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has also determined that DHA canola crude oil and meal are safe for aquaculture and livestock feed, respectively. The organization also confirmed the omega-3... Read More Read more

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Haying Operations Continue In Saskatchewan

August 4, 2020 In Saskatchewan, the recent sunshine has finally given farmers a chance to make some good progress. Crops Extension Specialist Sara Tetland gave a rundown on the numbers in last week's crop report but says with the nicer weather she expects to see a jump in numbers this week. "Currently...

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Federal Investment To Improve TFW Program

August 4, 2020 On Friday, the Federal Government announced additional action is being taken to reduce the incidence and impact of COVID-19 outbreaks on farms. Ottawa is investing $58.6 million to strengthen the Temporary Foreign Workers Program to safeguard the health and safety of Canadian and temporary...

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Pioneer Canola Hybrid treated with Lumiderm vs Competitor Treatment | Corteva Agriscience Canada

August 4, 2020 Southern Alberta Pioneer Agronomist, Nicci Rasmussen, demonstrated the difference between a Pioneer Protector brand hybrid treated with Lumiderm vs a competitor's insecticide treatment. Read more

Webinar: Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Soybeans

August 4, 2020 This webinar from Dr. Charles Geddes from AAFC- Lethbridge provides a recap of Manitoba-based research on volunteer canola management in soybeans and includes the latest updates on mitigating and managing herbicide-resistant weeds in Western Canada. Read more

Canadians report receiving mystery seeds

August 4, 2020 The CFIA is advising recipients not to plant them By Diego Flammini Staff Writer Farms.com The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is encouraging Canadians not to plant unsolicited seeds th...read more Read more

USDA identifies mystery seeds

August 4, 2020 Americans in all 50 states have reported receiving unsolicited packages of seeds By Diego Flammini Staff Writer Farms.com The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined the ...read more Read more

CLAAS Introduces the LEXION 6000 Series Straw Walker Combines

June 19, 2020 CLAAS of America today announces the launch of the all-new LEXION 6000 Series straw walker combines. The new technology offers an engineered mix of efficiency, precision and convenience that excels in crops like wheat, canola and grass seed — all in a reliable and easily-maintained package...

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John Deere brings high-capacity X Series Combines to North American farmers

June 19, 2020 John Deere has added two new models of X Series Combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup to help large-scale farmers thresh, separate and clean more bushels per hour or harvest more acres per day, even under changing conditions, without risking grain loss or quality. The new X9 1000 and X9 1100...

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