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2021 farm cash receipts could reach a record high

April 14, 2021 We feared the worst for the farm sector at the start of the pandemic, but 2020 ended on a positive note for Canadian agriculture. Statistics Canada’s estimates revealed Farm Cash Receipts (FCR) increased by 8.1% to $71.7 billion in 2020 (+5.7% excluding cannabis). Read more

Prairies Dealing With Extremely Dry Conditions

April 14, 2021 Farmers that have been seeing some snow this week probably won't mind pushing seeding back in order to benefit from the moisture. Read more

Manitoba Pork Hosts AGM, Names New Chair

April 14, 2021 On Wednesday, Manitoba Pork held its Annual General Meeting virtually for the second year in a row. Read more

Strategies for Effective Herbicide Use and Higher Rewards

April 13, 2021 Using effective strategies such as the Advanced Weed Control Program, including great herbicide solutions, is a good way to promote cleaner, healthier crops and higher rewards. You can earn up to 15% with the 2021 BASF Ag Rewards Program when you purchase qualifying brands from the herbicide...

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MASC's Forage Your Way To Success

April 12, 2021 Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) hosted an interactive and dynamic online webinar, ‘Forage Your Way to Success’ to provide producers with a chance to learn more about forage insurance in Manitoba. Read more

MASC's Forage Your Way To Success

April 9, 2021 On March 17, 2021, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) hosted an interactive and dynamic online webinar, ‘Forage Your Way to Success’ to provide producers with a chance to learn more about forage insurance in Manitoba. Read more

Bibeau announces compensation for Cdn. poultry and egg producers

April 14, 2021 The industries will receive almost $700 million over 10 years By Diego Flammini Staff Writer The federal government has unveiled details of two compensation programs for Canadian more Read more

Ag’s place in Biden’s budget request

April 14, 2021 The USDA could see its department funding increase by 16 percent By Diego Flammini Staff Writer The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) could see its funding increase by more Read more

OFA encourages farmers to make this year’s planting season safe and productive

April 14, 2021 As the days start to get warmer, farm equipment across the province will begin hitting the roadways for planting season. Many farmers spend a lot of time on the road throughout the spring, travelling long distances between fields and back to their farms. Read more

Land Use Planning: Where Do We Draw the Line?

April 9, 2021 Ontario’s land use planning policy frameworks encourage municipalities to designate far more land for development than we’re actually going to need. That was the argument proposed by guest speaker, Victor Doyle, at last month’s Farmland Forum. Read more

Real Agriculture

RealAg Radio, April 15: Round bales, cautious optimism, and a Farmer Rapid Fire

April 15, 2021 It’s Thursday — you know the drill. It’s time for a Farmer Rapid Fire. On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: John Wiebe Dykstra, of Salisbury, N.B. who runs a dairy operation and is hauling in pricey round bales; Josh Boersen, of Stratford, Ont., where they’re a lot further from putting corn in the... Read More Read more

RealAg LIVE! with Mike Hilhorst of FCL on early season canola agronomy

April 15, 2021 We’re covering everything from cut worms to thousand kernel weights (and everything in between) when considering early season canola agronomy. Mike Hilhorst, grow team advisor with Federated Cooperatives Limited out of Westaskiwin, Alta. joins us for today’s RealAg LIVE! RealAg LIVE! streams every weekday at 3 pm E on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter! SUMMARY North-central... Read More Read more

Medium-rare, please

April 15, 2021 Canadians generally like their steaks less well done than Americans, according to new survey results released by Abacus Data. With grilling season around the corner, the polling firm Abacus Data, which is known for its political research, asked 1,500 Canadians how they like their steak in a survey conducted in late March. The majority of... Read More Read more

Agropur closing Winnipeg milk plant

April 15, 2021 Dairy processor Agropur Cooperative says it will be closing its fluid milk plant at Winnipeg, Man., later this year, consolidating production at other Agropur facilities in Western Canada. “Unfortunately, the level of investment required to maintain the plant’s competitiveness in the coming years was becoming too high. We are making this strategic decision to optimize... Read More Read more

Soybean School: Ensuring seed treatments protect your investment

April 15, 2021 It wasn’t so long ago that growers wouldn’t plant soybeans in April but times have changed as research continues to provide evidence of the yield benefits when planting early. Soybeans have also developed a reputation as pretty tough customers. And when growers add protection from a new generation of seed treatments they can expect strong emergence... Read More Read more

Conservatives maintain price on carbon in climate plan

April 15, 2021 Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole unveiled the party’s climate plan on Thursday (April 15.) The party says independent analysis, conducted by Navius Research, found the plan would be expected to achieve substantially the same emissions reductions by 2030 as the Liberal government’s current plan, with the intention of creating jobs and growing the... Read More Read more

Grain Farmers of Ontario signs MOU with ag tech engine

April 15, 2021 Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) and Bioenterprise, Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to advance Ontario innovation in the agri-food industry. The MOU means the organizations will collaborate on information sharing, finding solutions to critical grain industry problems, and impact assessment and viability analysis of new innovations,... Read More Read more

RealAg Radio, April 14: Ag retail trends, the costs of the pandemic, and the news

April 14, 2021 Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, sponsored by Climate FieldView. For today’s line-up, you’ll hear: Margy Eckelkamp, editor of The Scoop, on agriculture retail trends, the adoption of ag tech, and more; A product spotlight with Andria Karstens of Climate FieldView; Debra Hauer of Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council, on the costs of... Read More Read more