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Policy Development

Agriculture and the US election

. There’s a legend that Walter Goeppinger, who founded the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), turned down the chance to be John Kennedy’s secretary of agriculture because Goeppinger wanted to maintain his influence with both [Read more]

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Future of grain

Future of Grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION John Deere mobile weather Farmers need to know more than just the weather forecast; they need real-time data to help them make crop management decisions in [Read more]

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Also in this issue

Insights on oilseeds

AN INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSION renewable energy, sustainability and export requirements were hot discussion topics among participants at the 15th International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD). The annual conference brought together oilseed producers from North and South America, [Read more]

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Advocacy

Developing leadership

2013 ASA/DUPONT YOUNG LEADERS CHOSEN the future of farming will rely on strong leaders like Dave Vandewalle and Lisa Mardlin Vandewalle who have been chosen for the 2013 American Soybean Association /DuPont Young Leader Program. [Read more]

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Also in this issue

High antioxidant soybean variety

GROWING MARKET OPPORTUNITIES FOR ‘BLACK PEARL’ international interest in the first and only black soybean variety registered in Canada is growing. Known as ‘Black Pearl,’ the variety was developed in Ontario by agronomist Eric Richter [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Bug Wars 2012

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

A CLOSER LOOK AT FIELD INVADERS LOW RAINFALL WAS not the only challenge in 2012 – insects came at us from new angles as well.  Here are a few images to store away in preparation [Read more]

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Features

Renewable fuel

ALTERNATIVE MARKET FOR SOYBEANS great lakes biodiesel is constructing the largest biodiesel plant in Canada right here in Ontario. With plans to open in Welland this fall, the plant will have the capacity to produce [Read more]

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In the news

In the news

NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Government investment in Canadian wheat The federal government has announced that Neo Ventures Biotechnology Inc., will receive $106,222 to help bring to market their innovative Targeted Chiasma (TouCH) Platform technology. This [Read more]

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Research

Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH Keep soil quality in mind if switching to biofuel production Samantha Beattie If corn or soybean producers are considering switching to biofuel crops such as miscanthus [Read more]