Advocacy

Uncertainty for U.S. agriculture

THE EARLY IMPACT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S approach to governing and his administration’s issues agenda are producing even more uncertainty for U.S. agriculture this year than is typical during a change of president. There are indications that agriculture is [Read more]

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Instagram ambassadors

A GOOD IN EVERY GRAIN PROGRAM

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO’S newest group of Good Grain Farmers will be taking over the Good In Every Grain Instagram account this year. From April 2 to December 2, one of the Good Grain Farmers [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Life insurance

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHY IS LIFE INSURANCE IMPORTANT? (C.A.) Life insurance can be hard to discuss, but it’s imperative to protecting the financial security of your family and farm business by providing a tax-free lump sum benefit [Read more]

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WBC 101: ID and control

SCOUTING AND MANAGEMENT IN FIELD CORN

NATIVE TO NORTH America, the Western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta, has been a long-time resident of the U.S. Great Plains region until it began expanding its range eastward and was first detected in Ontario [Read more]

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The WBC problem

AVOIDING THE DAMAGE OF 2016

LAST SEASON WAS officially the worst year on record in Ontario for Western bean cutworm (WBC) feeding damage. What’s even more troubling is that cutworm feeding damage was also a major contributor to high deoxynivalenol [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Corn stand checkup

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

COUNTING LEAVES There are several ways to count corn leaves. While this seems like a mundane detail, ensuring you and your agronomist are communicating the same leaf stage can be important, especially when management practices [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 28: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

This monthly educational series will feature the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. GAP TYPES (EXHAUSTION AND ISLAND REVERSAL) Our third [Read more]

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Leading through change

LESSONS FROM THE 2017 MARCH CLASSIC

FARMERS NEED TO adapt to changes in social expectations and political agendas while facing the economic and environmental challenges of maintaining a successful farm business. It’s not always clear what the next big issue will [Read more]

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Same, same but different

AGRICULTURAL LEADERS COMPARE FARMING PRACTICES

Class 16 of the Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program (AALP) began their journey of professional development in September 2016. Throughout the 19 month executive development program, participants attended eight seminars and two study tours — one [Read more]