RealAg Radio, Nov 16: The rubber under the machine

Hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner have put together another show from Hanover, Germany. In today’s episode: Melanie Epp – A Canadian freelancer living in Belgian (and missing bacon) joins to share what caught her eye at Agritechnica, including potato farming innovations, the Ideal combine, autonomous tractors. Farmer Panel – A Quebec and Manitoba farmer… Read more »

India committed to pea import duty, says broker

India’s decision to add a 50 percent import duty on peas is designed to help the country become self-sufficient in pulses, and the government appears to be steadfast in its commitment, says one of India’s largest international pulse brokers. Anurag Tulshan, managing director of Esarco Exim Pvt Ltd, told delegates attending the Grain World conference… Read more »

Dealing with the global milk protein glut

In the dairy food value chain processors play an integral role in product development. Dairy product development puts dairy components in protein bars, protein powder, ice cream, yogurt and baby formula. to name just a few. At Farm Journal’s MILK Business Conference, attendees heard from Micheal Dykes, President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov 15: Robots, Indian pea imports, & Chad Colby’s Agritechnica highlights

Well, it’s the fourth day for the RealAgriculture crew attending Agritechnica in Germany, and day two for the RealAg team at GrainWorld in Winnipeg. In today’s show: Chad Colby joins Shaun to discuss his observations and highlights from Agritechnica. Rocky Talk with Rocky Mountain Equipment’s Jim Wood Tom Simonson of Danish robotics and automation company… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Nov 15: Pirates, pigs in puddles and pounding the pulpit

In this episode of The Word, host Peter Johnson takes us through huge harvest highlights, corn caramelization, dormant seeding, piracy and specific questions all the way from tile runs to (of course) everything wheat. Also, today’s episode is brought to you by the letter P. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address? Or some… Read more »

U.S. approval of chlormequat growth regulator expected for 2018 spring crop

Canadian farmers should be able to use the plant growth regulator chlormequat chloride in 2018 on crop destined for the U.S., according to the company that sells the product under the “Manipulator” product name. “We expect the establishment of the chlormequat chloride tolerance in the USA by mid-May 2018. Chlormequat chloride is the active ingredient… Read more »

Monetizing the adjectives in beef production

Differentiating products through marketing has long been a goal of commodity groups. The Alberta Beef Producers have (according to their website) promoted the Alberta Beef brand for thirty years. It featured widely-recognized advertisements like that of three female ranchers leaning on a fence, with text that read, “If it ain’t Alberta, it ain’t beef.” Increasingly, the… Read more »