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Protecting pollinators

REDUCING PESTICIDE EXPOSURE DURING PLANTING seed-applied insecticides are an important tool for farmers. They help to protect the seed during a critical period of growth while using only a small quantity of insecticide. Despite this [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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Pristine Gourmet

BUILDING A VALUE-ADDED BUSINESS jason persall doesn’t like to consider his story a success story. “We’re just a small farm family that did something value-added a few years ago,” he claims. However, there’s no denying [Read more]

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Changing landscape

PREPARING FOR HARVEST AND THE FUTURE OF FARMING the farming landscape is changing in Ontario. According to the 2011 Census of Agriculture, a summary of which was released this summer, there has been a decrease [Read more]

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Weeding out the problem

THE CROP SCIENCE INDUSTRY AND GLYPHOSATE RESISTANCE across canada, herbicide resistant weeds are impacting farmers’ bottom lines. A recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of BASF Canada Inc. showed that three out of [Read more]

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Science before speculation

INVESTIGATION INTO BEE DEATHS STILL UNDERWAY thousands of bees died in southern Ontario this spring, and scientists are still trying to figure out why. The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association reports about 100 incidents where honey bees [Read more]

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Marketing mission

EXPORTING SOYBEANS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION the european union imports approximately 13 to 14 million metric tonnes of soybeans every year – and there is still a demand for more. Canadian farmers could help to [Read more]