Monthly Archives: January 2018

What’s next for Alberta’s farm and ranch sector: Minister Carlier

Since May 2015, when Alberta elected Rachel Notley and the NDP as its government, the province’s farmers and ranchers have had some adjusting to do. Legislative changes, such as Bill 6, have not been without controversy, but we perhaps haven’t seen the sweeping changes many feared. Still, farmers are dealing with depressed commodity markets and… Read more »

Market Recap: Record canola acres, pulse crop frustration, and wheat optimism

Are you holding out for $10 yellow peas, when you know you’re profitable at $8 per bushel? That’s just one of the gems we’ve mined from this quick market recap from none other than FarmLead founder, Brennan Turner. Earlier this week, Turner once agains joined Shaun Haney at the RealAgriculture booth at FarmTech to wade… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Jan 31: Planter pressure, cover crop queries, and cold, dry weather

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty on this week’s top agronomy questions, shall we? Peter Johnson is back for this last January 2018 instalment of Wheat Pete’s Word, and it’s an action-packed episode. Out west, farmers have two main concerns — lack of moisture and lack of moisture. This brings up two questions in this… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 31: Moisture concerns, CPTPP excitement and Do More

We’re into Day 2 at FarmTech in Edmonton, AB. The crowd is buzzing, and today’s show is packed with on-location interviews: Scooped off the tradeshow floor, FarmTech delegate Matt Gosling joins the show to talk about Premium Ag, soil moisture concerns, and considering taking peas out of the rotation. Getting the crop off to a… Read more »

Soybean School: How do researchers unlock higher yields?

Does throwing the kitchen sink at your soybean crop provide an economic yield response? The answer is a definitive “No” says University of Minnesota associate professor Seth Naeve. His conclusion is based on the the results of a huge three-year U.S. study that he shared with growers attending the Southwest Agricultural Conference in Ridgetown, Ont…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, Jan 30: Grain markets, the 7 habits of successful farm managers, and the evolution of FarmTech

Over 2,000 farm, plant, and insect enthusiasts have taken over Northlands in Edmonton, for the city’s annual FarmTech event. Recording from the show, host Shaun Haney covers: What makes Climate FieldView different from other data platforms, with Denise Hockaday. Dale Uglem, chair of Farmtech, joins to discuss the team behind the show, its evolution, the kind… Read more »