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Production

Under ice and snow

GRAIN BIN WINTER SAFETY GRAIN BINS ARE hazardous. It’s a blunt statement often repeated by grain storage safety experts. Most farmers practice basic safety precautions when dealing with bins, such as using fall restraint systems [Read more]

Research

Planning for a Research Project

Understanding Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture is a growing area of interest for Ontario’s farmers. Some farmers have taken up precision farming techniques on their own and some with the help of crop advisors or consultants, but many farmers [Read more]

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Features

The 87 cent dollar

ASSESSING THE EXCHANGE RATE

IT MAY BE some time before the Canadian dollar (CAD) and the U.S. dollar (USD) return to a persistent parity. Although a high exchange rate is usually said to hurt buyers, some analysts say farmers [Read more]

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Higher achievement

WHEAT BREEDER WINS PRESTIGOUS WORLD FOOD PRIZE INDIA-BORN MEXICAN wheat breeder Dr. Sanjaya Rajarm was the recipient of the 2014 World Food Prize. The award coincides with the centennial of its founder, Dr. Norman Borlaug, [Read more]

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Storage: it’s in the bag

U.S. FARMERS ADOPT PRAIRIE PRACTICE GRAIN BAGGING, A common practice in Western Canada, is gaining popularity in parts of the U.S. Corn Belt, especially within the Dakotas and Minnesota.     “They’ve been bagging grain in [Read more]

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Soil health

DO WE NEED A CHECKUP? HAVE YOU FELT a need in recent years to do a little more tillage? Do you sometimes feel the market determines your crop rotation? The late 80’s and through the [Read more]

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2015 price outlook

THREE AMERICAN ANALYSTS OFFER OPINIONS AS OF MID-NOVEMBER, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service projected a 2014/2015 corn price at the farm gate of $3.20 to $3.80 per bushel (U.S.) and [Read more]

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Abundant crops

A U.S. REPORT Disclaimer: Comments in this article are market commentary and are not to be construed as market advice. Derivatives trading involves substantial risk of loss, and you should fully understand those risks prior [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: White mould management

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

A SMALL AMOUNT of white mould does not reduce soybean yields. In fact, there is a saying among soybean growers that “a little bit of white mould is a sign of a good crop”. This [Read more]

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Features

The Western Canada grain market

INFLUENCE ON ONTARIO PRODUCERS IT HAS BEEN said that experience trading wheat is worthless, because each year brings a unique ‘curve-ball’ to deal with. However, the 2013/14 crop year in Western Canada was a ‘curve [Read more]