Monthly Archives: March 2017

RealAg Radio, March 31: Soybean Acreage Surprise, Conservative Leadership Frontrunners, and ‘Fresh’ Fast Food Burgers

Canada has made the ‘sweet 16’ list of countries the Trump administration plans to investigate to determine if they’re using unfair trade practices, DuPont and FMC have reached a side deal to spin-off some DuPont crop protection assets for the DuPont-Dow merger, carbon taxes are on the mind of Manitoba farmers awaiting details from their… Read more »

Corn School: Knowing vs Hoping — Randy Dowdy’s Principles for Growing Record Yields

There are many aspects of farming that are beyond a farmer’s control (weather, markets…), but there are also variables that can be managed better than they have been in the past, according to the Georgia farmer who has set world corn and soybean yield records. “We make big yields and we blame the weather. We make… Read more »

FMC Wins Bid For DuPont Crop Protection Assets

FMC Corporation and DuPont have announced a deal that will see FMC acquire the portion of DuPont’s crop protection business that the European Commission required to be divested as part of DuPont’s merger with The Dow Chemical Company. FMC will acquire DuPont’s global cereal broadleaf herbicide and global chewing pest insecticide portfolios, as well as… Read more »

Ontario CCAs Taking Lead on 4R Nutrient Management

Almost half of North American Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) holding a new 4R Nutrient Management designation reside in Ontario. That puts Ontario’s crop advisors at the forefront of efforts to help farmers and agriculture improve water quality, environmental stewardship and sustainability, says Ontario Certified Crop Advisor Association executive director Susan Fitzgerald. Earlier this week, the… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 30: India Extends Pulse Exemption, Major University Funding & CDX ’17 Preview

India has, as expected, granted an extension allowing Canadian pulse crop exports to continue for another three months… Shaun returns to host today’s show, discussing the pulse export news, the latest on NAFTA renegotiation, as well as major funding announcements for ag and food programs at the University of Guelph and Olds College. Jordan Underhill chats… Read more »

University of Guelph Receives Largest-Ever Gift to Create Arrell Food Institute

The University of Guelph has received its single largest-ever gift — $20 million from the Arrell Family Foundation — to establish the Arrell Food Institute at U of G. “This landmark gift will allow our University to address the defining challenge of our time: food security, safety and sustainability,” said U of G president Franco… Read more »

India Issues Three Month Exemption Allowing Canadian Pulse Imports

India has granted a last-minute temporary exemption allowing Canadian pulse exports to continue without being fumigated in Canada. “This new exemption means that Canadian pulse exports leaving Canada on or before June 30, 2017, will not require fumigation in Canada,” said a statement from Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne early… Read more »