Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
JUNE/JULY 2017
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Uncertainty for U.S. agriculture
Edith Munro
Market opportunities in China
Erin Calhoun
The sustainability supply chain
Michael Buttenham
Better future for subsistence farmers
Marika Li
Project Canaan
Megan Veldman
Breaking new ground in Alaska
Melanie Epp
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Same, same but different
Meghan Burke
Leading through change
Rachel Telford
The WBC problem
Shawn Brenneman
WBC 101: ID and control
Tracey Baute, Art Schaafsma, and Jocelyn Smith
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December 2016
Viney weeds
By: Tony Palermo
SCOUTING IN-AND-AROUND YOUR fields is the first defence to protecting them from viney weeds.“Wild buckwheat, field bindweed, tufted vetch, and bur cucumber are definitely weeds that occur in Ontario grain fields,” says Dave Bilyea, a weed scientist technician with the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. Listed below is information on these four viney weeds Bilyea says you should be concerned about.BUR CUCUMBERWhile bur cucumber is less prevalent than other viney weeds and
December 2016
Do something with your data
By: Joey Sabljic
“I’VE BEEN COLLECTING all of this yield data from my combine… now what do I do with it?” It’s a question Dr. Mike Duncan hears often. But it’s one that he and his research team at Niagara College are working to answer, by giving growers a place to upload, store, and — most importantly — put their data to practical use. Duncan, an NSERC industrial research chair, along with Sarah Lepp, senior research associate, and their team have been working with researchers from the Precision
December 2016
Empowering leadership
By: Maegan MacKimmie
WOMEN’S INITIATIVES ARE on the rise with more women involved in a wide variety of roles in the agriculture industry than ever before. Over 430 women attended the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference in Toronto at the beginning of October. The Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference is a professional development opportunity for women in the agriculture industry. Attendees had the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, listen to speakers, and network. “The opportunities
December 2016
Business side: Financial advisors
By: Jeanine Moyer
BUSINESS SIDE WITH...DEAN Owen, Financial Advisor, Cherry Financial Services Inc., Saskatoon, SK  (J.M.) WHAT MAKES A GOOD FINANCIAL ADVISOR?(D.O.) A good financial advisor and planner will have three traits: education, experience, and the ability to listen.  When it comes to farming, financial planning goes well beyond developing a financial or retirement plan and building a landscape to reach financial goals. Financial advisors need to have an understanding of
December 2016
Endocrine disruptor legislation
By: Amy Petherick
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION has proposed new evaluations for endocrine disrupting substances which threaten to significantly impact the future import of agricultural products grown in North America.Industry representatives warn that the new legislative process currently being considered by the European Commission has the potential to greatly impede Canadian farmers’ market access, should endocrine disruptors become a new regulatory target.In 2002, the World Health Organization defined
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