With the ability to more easily raise money from markets compared to when it was a small private company, Farmers Edge will be better able to compete with giant rivals like John Deere and Bayer. | Screencap via farmersedge.ca

Farmers Edge share offering oversubscribed

Farmers Edge wants to use the money and new structure gained through its initial public offering to better reach the non-digitally-integrated farmer population. With the ability to more easily raise money from markets compared to when it was a small private company, Farmers Edge will be better able to compete with giant rivals like John […] Read more

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Statistics Canada takes heat on canola supply estimates

Statistics Canada has come under fire by analysts for its canola production and stocks estimates but the agency remains confident in its numbers. Todd Mulligan, senior crops analyst at Statistics Canada, said the November estimates of crop production are based on a survey covering 26,500 farms. “We have a lot of confidence because that is […] Read more

Agronomist Mitch Rezansoff is working with growers to demonstrate the benefits of data collection and analysis in improving profits.  |  Robert Arnason photo

Farmers fail to capitalize on data

Agricultural firms and consultants have been claiming for at least two years that using complex information systems to enhance agronomy, farm management and yields will become standard practice on Canadian farms in the near future. Manitoba grain farmers aren’t buying the hype. Mitch Rezansoff, an integrated solutions manager with Enns Brothers, a chain of John […] Read more


Using satellite yield data will hurt farmers, says an analyst.  |  NOAA Illustration

Stats Can may stop Sept. survey

Crop reporting | Fall survey could be axed if satellite-generated yield estimate proves valid

This could be the last September that Canadian growers are surveyed about their crop yields. Statistics Canada is contemplating replacing its September crop production survey with a mathematical model that uses satellite data to produce production estimates. This year’s survey will be compared to the satellite-based yield results generated by the Crop Condition Assessment Program […] Read more