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Advocacy

An agvocacy lesson

DEFENDING AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM “The pesticides farmers are using will cause bees to go extinct in five years.” When Braden and Shylah Hart heard that statement in their grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography [Read more]

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Production

Wanted: leaders in agriculture

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2017 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM Grain Farmers of Ontario is looking for soybean growers interested in becoming a leader within the agricultural industry. The application process for the 2017 American [Read more]

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Instagram ambassadors

A GOOD IN EVERY GRAIN PROGRAM ON TUESDAY, March 22, 2016, at its annual March Classic Conference, Grain Farmers of Ontario introduced the newest group of Ontario grain farmers to become ‘Good Grain Farmers’ for [Read more]

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Future of grain

Future of grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION Major updates to the SellSmart app Ontario Grain Farmer readers are already very familiar with SellSmart, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s grain pricing app; users of the [Read more]

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Growing for a sweet niche

SPECIALTY CORN PRODUCTS NEED EXTRA MANAGEMENT CONSUMERS DRIVE DEMAND and are increasingly becoming a driver of how food is produced, too. But with so many steps in the value chain it can be difficult for [Read more]

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Research

Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH Improving wheat yield and FHB resistance Kyra Lightburn New cultivar development will improve disease resistance and yield for Ontario wheat producers, say researchers at the University [Read more]

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Safety straight talk

REFOCUSING THE CONVERSATION

HOW DO YOU approach safety on your farm?  Each year, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) hosts the Canadian Agriculture Safety Week focusing on a particular aspect of reducing farm-related injuries and death. This year, [Read more]

Features

Rural rejuvenation

SUPPORTING RURAL COMMUNITIES WITH AN EYE TO GROWTH

WHEN THE FEDERAL budget of 2016 was announced in late March, the focus was on infrastructure spending — a lot of so-called ‘unsexy’ projects that would be funded in order to stimulate the economy. There [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Pre-sidedress nitrate sampling

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE PRE-SIDEDRESS NITRATE Test, or PSNT, measures the amount of nitrate-nitrogen in the soil just prior to traditional sidedress time and provides an indication of the soil’s nitrogen (N) supplying potential. The PSNT value may [Read more]

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Features

Barley for health

BARLEY IS HOMEGROWN WITH A HOST OF HEALTH BENEFITS BARLEY HAS BEEN a staple in Ontario and western Canadian agriculture since farmers first started breaking land. As Canada’s fourth largest crop, barley is grown across [Read more]