Monthly Archives: January 2017

KIOTI Tractor Introduces Two New Models to the CK10SE Series

KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., is excited to introduce two new special edition cab models to its CK10SE Series tractor line. The CK3510SE HC and the CK4010SE HC feature the same hydrostatic transmission (HST) and minimal vibration experience that low-maintenance operators know and love about the CK10 Series with added features and benefits of a factory-installed cab. “We’ve taken what… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 27: All-Day Breakfasts & All-Star Hockey

Farmers debating how to approach government on carbon tax, Tim Hortons goes to Mexico while a couple competitors launch all-day breakfasts in Canada, and does anybody really watch the NHL All-Star Game? — it’s all on this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. Guests include Manitoba Ag Minister Ralph Eichler on his government’s plan to reduce… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 26: Rural School Closures, Negotiating to Win and Spreading Manure on Snow

Lyndsey Smith and Shaun Haney host today’s edition of RealAg Radio, which includes some discussion about the impact of rural school closures in Ontario, farm building code changes in Manitoba, and the effort to bring new farmers into the dairy industry. Shaun is also joined by author Jim Thomas on ‘negotiating to win’ and Peter Johnson wraps… Read more »

Livestock Trade Unlikely to be Targeted in NAFTA Talks — Kevin Grier

Everybody’s waiting to see what President Trump plans to do with NAFTA, but it’s unlikely it will be detrimental to the movement of cattle and pigs across the Canada-U.S. border, says Guelph-based livestock and meat market analyst Kevin Grier. While Trump’s “Buy American” policy and willingness to flat-out talk about being protectionist are concerning, Grier says he… Read more »

Farmer-Owned Genesis Going Ahead With $24 Million Fertilizer Distribution Centre

A farmer-owned business established with the dream of building a network of grain and fertilizer handling facilities in Western Canada has announced it’s going ahead with its first of seven proposed fertilizer distribution centres. Genesis Grain & Fertilizer — the company formed and promoted by the same people behind Farmers of North America (FNA) and… Read more »

Negotiate to Win for Your Farm

Negotiating is a  skill you’re not likely to learn in college or university. Negotiating truly is a skill that you learn on the streets of business through practical experience. There are many ways to negotiate any deal in life, and in some form or fashion you negotiate everyday of your life. Some of those negotiations… Read more »

The “BinKnocker” — A Simple Innovation to Check Your Grain Bin Level

Innovation doesn’t have to be high-tech or complicated, as Ron Gramlich of Bashaw, Alta., will attest. Tired of crawling up bins while working at a fertilizer facility, Gramlich created what he’s marketing as the “BinKnocker.” “It’s simply a hockey puck on a rope, with stainless steel brackets fastened to the outside of the bin,” he… Read more »

Corn School: Making Your Precision Planter More Profitable

The marriage of agronomy and data really can deliver better profits for growers wedded to precision planting technology. That was the message from the A-Team – Pride Seeds agronomist Aaron Stevanus and Veritas agronomist Aaron Breimer – earlier this month when they spoke to growers at the Southwest Agricultural Conference at the University of Guelph’s… Read more »

Charting a Future for Antimicrobials on the Farm

How will Canada’s animal agriculture industry be utilizing antimicrobial drugs, including antibiotics, five years from now? Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Tim McAllister doesn’t have all the answers, but he does offer insights on how the industry can more effectively use antibiotics, assure the public it’s working to manage resistance, and help safeguard the drug’s ability… Read more »

PotashCorp Still Expecting Merger With Agrium to Close Mid-2017

PotashCorp says its merger with Agrium — the parent company of Crop Production Services — is still on track to close by the middle of this year. “The regulatory review and integration processes are advancing, and we expect the transaction will close mid-2017,” said PotashCorp president and CEO Jochen Tilk, discussing the company’s 2016 year-end… Read more »