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Croptimistic and Climate FieldView Launch API: Full Release Now Available

November 30, 2020 An Application Programming Interface (“API”) between Croptimistic Technology Inc. (“Croptimistic”) and Climate FieldView™ (“FieldView”) has been developed to facilitate file sharing between the FieldView platform and roptimistic’s software platform, CropRecords. The full release is now...

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Establishment of Zoning Agreements Top Priority for Canadian Pork Sector

November 30, 2020 The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says the establishment of zoning agreements to preserve international market access for uninfected regions in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak is a top pork sector priority. Read more

Co-op invests $5M to expand Brandon fertilizer terminal

November 30, 2020 An expansion project is currently underway to increase storage capacity by more than 30 per cent at the Co-op Fertilizer Terminal in Brandon, Man. The estimated $5-million expansion project will add 9,000 metric tonnes of storage capacity to the existing structure for a total of 36,500...

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Swine Farm in Canada

November 30, 2020 Conception of a production pig usually takes place by artificial insemination of a production sow. Prior to insemination, sows are placed in a specific mating unit after weaning of the previous litter. Usually sows come into oestrus within 4-6 days after weaning. Read more

SMART Seeder MAX-S™ Virtual Launch - Precision Agriculture Conference 2020

November 30, 2020 Incase you missed us click the play button for our virtual unveil and detailed introduction to the SMART Seeder MAX-S™ at the Precision Agriculture Conference hosted by Farms.com "SMART Seeder MAX-S™ - Changing The Game On Agronomic Tools & High Resolution Digital Seeding/Planting" Precision...

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Minister Bibeau announces Canada's Food Waste Reduction Challenge

November 30, 2020 AgricultureCanadaEng - Minister Bibeau announces Canada's Food Waste Reduction Challenge Read more

Ontario commits to more ethanol

November 30, 2020 Gasoline must contain 15 per cent of renewable content by 2030 By Diego Flammini Staff Writer Farms.com The Ontario government is moving forward with plans that provide more opportunities for ...read more Read more

Feds seek provincial consensus on BRM

November 30, 2020 A proposal for AgriStability changes was one of a few key issues addressed at the annual FPT meeting By Jackie Clark Staff Writer Farms.com Agriculture ministers from across Canada made progress on sev...read more Read more

John Deere demos the X9 1100 Combine and C16F Folding Corn Head at the Virtual Farm Progress Show

September 15, 2020 Matt Badding, Product Marketing Manager with John Deere talks about the new X9 1100 Combine and C16F Folding Corn Head that are on display at the Virtual Farm Progress Show. John Deere has added two new models of X Series Combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup to help large-scale farmers...

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Top tips to manage Western Bean Cutworm in your fields

August 19, 2020 Bill Lester, Territory Sales Manager at Bayer Crop Science gives us some valuable tips on how to identify Western Bean Cutworm on our corn crop. He shares when to scout, and how to manage the pest if it is identified. Read more

Real Agriculture

RealAg Radio, Dec 1: Christmas trees, a new book, and navigating trade with China

December 1, 2020 Just like that, it’s December. Thanks for tuning into RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear: Shirley Brennan, executive director for the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association; Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy, TV host, and author; Charles Burton, of the McDonald-Laurier Institute, on relations with China; and, The top ag news... Read... Read more

Game theory, online auctions, and the hot used machinery market — a LIVE! Q&A with Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson

December 1, 2020 In this episode of RealAg LIVE!, Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson gives us the scoop on the used machinery markets in both Canada and the U.S., as well as pricing trends, and even gets in to the more psychological side of online auction sales. Tune in weekdays at 1 pm M/3 pm E on your favourite... Read More Read more

2020 wheat pool will be the last offered by Grain Farmers of Ontario

December 1, 2020 Grain Farmers of Ontario has announced it will no longer offer its wheat pool and forward contract marketing programs after the current crop year. The Grain Farmers of Ontario Wheat Pool and Forward Contract programs were created by the Ontario Wheat Producers‘ Marketing Board when there was a single desk marketing system and fewer ways... Read More Read more

New cereal plant growth regulator cleared for launch in Canada

December 1, 2020 Cereals growers have a new tool to help manage yield and quality losses attributed to plant lodging. Syngenta Canada announced this week that it has received registration for Moddus, a plant growth regulator (PGR) that helps strengthen stems to reduce lodging risk in wheat, barley, and oat crops. Crops that lodge may suffer lower yields... Read More Read more

Manitoba ag minister says federal offer doesn’t address challenges with AgriStability

December 1, 2020 Manitoba’s agriculture minister isn’t saying whether his province will or will not sign on to the federal government’s proposed changes to AgriStability, but he has plenty of concerns about the proposal put forward by his federal counterpart last week. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau proposed dropping the reference margin limit and increasing the compensation rate... Read more

The Agronomists, Ep 5: Variety, management, and environment — all about cereal selection decisions

December 1, 2020 You may not swap out wheat and barley varieties as often as some other crops, but making the right selection for a new variety is the most important one when it comes to achieving profitable yield levels. For this episode of The Agronomists, RealAg’s Peter Johnson and Jeremy Boychyn, with Alberta’s Wheat and Barely Commissions,... Read More Read more

RealAg Radio, Nov 30: Canola yield-robbers, weed control in soybeans, the Spray Guys, and pulse crop planning

November 30, 2020 Welcome to this agronomic information packed Monday episode of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Some of the conversation between Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf, from a recent episode of The Agronomists; Pre- and post-emergent herbicide tips for soybeans with Rob Miller, of BASF Canada Pulse crop planning, with disease management top-of-mind with Jenn... Read more

Trade, diplomacy, and playing hard ball with China — a LIVE! Q&A with Charles Burton

November 30, 2020 There are no simple answers when dealing with an economic super power like China. But just because any and all answers will be complicated doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to uphold fair and rules-based trade, and human rights. In this LIVE! Q&A, Charles Burton, senior fellow with the MacDonald-Laurier Institute, shares insight into strategies for... Read More Read more

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