The bronze Fearless Girl keeps an eye on the new Corteva as it launches on the New York Stock Exchange.  |  Michael Raine photo

VIDEO: Publicly traded Corteva focuses on agriculture

Former Dow-DuPont company sets out on its own in rough seas on the NYSE as a pure-play agricultural company

NEW YORK — The Fearless Girl’s unmoving, observant gaze fell upon a sign of the times, one bigger than the New York subway cars that rumbled underneath her bronze shoes. Last week Corteva Agriscience began trading its own path as a separate agriculture company, three years after the merger of Dow and DuPont, in what […] Read more


The WP's Michael Raine talks trade with Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland. | Michael Raine photo

VIDEO: Freeland: the Canadian way for trade and foreign affairs

Looking back only three years, who would have predicted times would change so drastically for Canada’s international trade, especially in agriculture? While there were some not-so-fair trade winds blowing then, largely in countries that were choosing more right-of-centre politicians, in most ways the xenophobes seemed far away. Prior to China’s rejection of Canadian canola, the […] Read more


Garth Massie and Mason Kraushar of Morris Industries discuss seed depth for a crop of canola they are seeding at Ag in Motion, May 14.  |  William DeKay photo

VIDEO: Ag in Motion prepares for fifth show

Seed plots are going in the ground as the Saskatchewan agricultural show gets ready for the July 16-18 event

LANGHAM, Sask. — Living up to its name, Glacier FarmMedia’s Ag in Motion has reached its five-year anniversary with no sign of slowing down. “It’s very exciting for me personally to have a show that the group of us started from a canola field into an event that’s now grown to the size that it […] Read more

Garth Massie and Mason Kraushar of Morris Industries discuss seed depth for a crop of canola they are seeding at Ag in Motion, May 14.  |  William DeKay photo

VIDEO: Show and grow synonymous with AIM

LANGHAM, Sask. — Living up to its name, Glacier FarmMedia’s Ag in Motion has reached its five-year anniversary with no sign of slowing down. “It’s very exciting for me personally to have a show that the group of us started from a canola field into an event that’s now grown to the size that it […] Read more


David MacNaughton
Canadian ambassador to U.S.

VIDEO: Canadian ag tariffs looming in U.S. steel fight

Canada’s ambassador to U.S. warns agricultural products will be included in latest round of retaliation over steel tariffs


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The window to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the federal election this fall is quickly closing, but American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports prevent progress. Parliament is set to rise June 15 and then will not be able to vote on the USMCA until after the election. “I don’t […] Read more

Prairie farmers will have more opportunities to see and learn about biobeds this year as the Agriculture Canada Biobed Working Group builds more of them and shares information on research findings from studies conducted over the past several years. | Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Ag Canada researchers focus on biobeds

Rinse water from sprayers can be applied to a biobed, where the residual chemicals are digested by bacteria and fungi

The biobed recipe for handling pesticide rinsate is surprisingly simple: take soil from your fields, mix it with straw, woodchips or peat moss, put it in a large open bin or bed, add sprayer rinse water collected in a holding tank, and wait. That’s the process at its most basic, although a dual bin or […] Read more

In an interview with The Western Producer March 29, International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr said Canada will press the scientific approach to Chinese officials to resolve the canola dispute, but opportunities have recently opened up in other parts of Asia with the enactment of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership with 10 Asian countries. | Michael Raine photo

VIDEO: Feds look to replace lost canola sales to China

Canada is reaching out to other countries to determine if they will increase imports of Canadian canola amidst the Chinese embargo, says International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr. In an interview with The Western Producer March 29, Carr said Canada will press the scientific approach to Chinese officials to resolve the canola dispute, but opportunities […] Read more


Eric Cowger of AltaLink conducts a safety briefing for visitors to the hawk nest installation site.  |  Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Alta. project builds new home for hawk couple

The nest pole was erected earlier this month to lure two ferruginous hawks away from a busy road in southern Alberta

CRANFORD, Alta. — When a pair of ferruginous hawks returns to southern Alberta this month, they will see a new home on the landscape. A nest pole was erected March 4 in a pasture north of Cranford near Taber, Alta., that wildlife biologists hope will meet with approval from a hawk twosome that last year […] Read more

For farmers, long hours spent in tractors and other farm equipment, interspersed with shorter bouts of heavy labour, can wreak havoc with health.


VIDEO: Sitting your way toward a bad back

Long hours spent in farm equipment, interspersed with 
shorter bouts of heavy labour, can be a recipe for disaster

Farmers can be extreme examples of weekend warriors, those folks with relatively sedentary jobs who then undertake extreme sports and activities on weekends. For farmers, long hours spent in tractors and other farm equipment, interspersed with shorter bouts of heavy labour, can wreak havoc with health. Scott Lawrence, a Lethbridge-based osteopath, frequently treats people who […] Read more