First PEDv Case of 2017 Confirmed in Ontario Finisher Barn

Ontario Pork announced February 23, 2017, that it had confirmed the 100th Ontario case of PED (porcine epidemic diarrhea) virus. It is the first confirmed case this year. The virus was confirmed Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in a finisher barn in Haldimand-Norfolk county. No other details have been released at this time. Read more: Managing… Read more »

Entrapment Risk Elevated With Out-of-Condition Grain in the Bin

The tough harvest conditions on the prairies last fall were unforeseen when planning began for Canada’s first grain entrapment awareness and training program, but the launch of “BeGrainSafe” has turned out to be incredibly timely. “Out-of-condition grain is a major contributor to grain entrapment situations, as well as other types of injuries and illness. We know… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 23: AgNerds, Soybean Acres & Pulse Export Dilemma

Canadian peas and lentils destined for India are facing a potential hurdle, the USDA’s annual outlook conference kicks off in Washington, and new rail legislation is expected in Ottawa in the next few weeks — Shaun and Kelvin break down the latest ag news on today’s show. Also the AgNerds segment returns! Guests include Peter… Read more »

Health Canada Approves Irradiated Fresh and Frozen Ground Beef

Recognizing irradiation as a safe and effective treatment to reduce bacteria in ground beef, Health Canada has published new regulations allowing the sale of irradiated fresh and frozen raw ground beef. The final regulations were published in Canada Gazette, Part II on February 22, and take effect immediately. Irradiation involves exposing food to low levels… Read more »

World’s Largest Model Farm Expands with 100,000 Toothpicks

What would you do with 100,000 toothpicks? The answer is obvious for Tennessee farmers Chase Long and Colby Counces, builders of the world’s largest model farm. They gathered together some friends and worked for a week to turn the toothpicks into harvested cornfields on their 15,000-acre replica. Real Agriculture first featured the model farm when… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 22: A&W Marketing, Farm Group Merger Talk & Shopping for Seeding Equipment

A&W ads, Canada’s top lobbyists, drainage, farm groups talking about joining forces & more — it’s all in today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Guests include Steve Gillis of Rocky Mountain Equipment discussing water management on our weekly Rocky Talk episode; Kelly Dobson of Dobson Lead on the discussions that are taking place between Manitoba farm groups… Read more »

Could Wheat Be a Sleeper Pick in 2017?

After four consecutive years of record wheat production in the world, we’ve become accustomed to adjectives like “burdensome” and “massive” describing wheat supplies. However, it’s looking like 2017 could break that trend, according to Mike Krueger of The Money Farm. “That pattern is starting to change,” he says in the interview below, filmed at CropConnect in Winnipeg… Read more »