RealAg Radio, Oct 20: Market frustration, Chinese growth and the Canadian “charm offensive”

A quick reminder from host Shaun Haney, as he starts off the show: the RealAg Hockey Pool deadline is coming up on October 23. Get your team in today. Also in today’s episode: Top Ag News – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Premiers to continue a “charm offensive” on trade talks, U.S. politicians talking… Read more »

AGCO and The Climate Corporation announce “global data connectivity agreement”

AGCO and The Climate Corporation have announced a “global data connectivity agreement” that will see AGCO customers have more and easier options for connecting with Climate’s FieldView platform. “The Climate FieldView platform is the world’s most broadly connected and adopted farm insight and visualization platform, and AGCO is pleased to be creating a tighter connection… Read more »

8 Tips for storing DEF over winter

Like it or not, winter is around the corner. And with more tractors on the market meeting Tier 4 emissions standards, there’s more diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) being stored on-farm. DEF itself is a solution of 32.5 percent high-purity urea in de-mineralized water. It is used with Selective Catalytic Reduction systems (SCR) to reduce nitrous oxide… Read more »

“Africa’s Norman Borlaug” receives 2017 World Food Prize

The president of the African Development Bank Group and former minister of agriculture for Nigeria received the 2017 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday. Akinwumi Adesina has been referred to as “Africa’s Norman Borlaug” for his work in improving African agriculture. The program recognized his efforts to expand agricultural production, thwart corruption… Read more »

Soy Canada names Davidson as new executive director

Soy Canada has announced Ron Davidson will be the association’s next executive director. Davidson will begin his role in Soy Canada’s Ottawa office on November 1, taking over from interim executive director Dale Adolphe, following Jim Everson’s departure to become the president of the Canola Council of Canada in spring. “We are thrilled to have… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 19: Canola markets, BASF’s big purchase, and words that describe Trudeau

Today’s episode of the show begins with host Shaun Haney sharing some feedback from farmers on whether or not Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland is dropping the ball on North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Also in the show: Top Ag News – Young rancher James Hargrave loses his life in firefighting efforts, Finance… Read more »