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The uneven recovery

COMMODITIES RUN WHILE ECONOMY WALKS the global financial crisis was not discriminative, all markets were hit. However the economic recovery has been much more uneven. Luckily for producers, it was the commodity markets which were [Read more]

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One big elk problem

FARMERS MOBILIZING TO ADDRESS ELK DAMAGES it’s been a decade old problem—elk causing thousands of dollars in crop damages to farmers in the Bancroft region. A grassroots group has emerged to address this issue dubbed [Read more]

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Opening minds to agriculture

PILOT PROGRAM EXPOSES RURAL KIDS TO LOCAL AGRICULTURAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES there are very few issues in agriculture where all members of the industry are unified in one belief, but nearly everyone associated with farming today [Read more]

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Understanding US farm policy

HARD FOR AMERICANS, WORSE FOR EVERYONE ELSE it’s a mistake to think of the US farm bill as a logical, consistent plan for agriculture.  Imagine it instead as a strange, rambling mansion where owner after [Read more]

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New young leader chosen

JESSICA SCHOUTEN WILL ATTEND THE AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION AND DUPONT YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM grain farmers of ontario has selected Jessica Schouten as the Canadian representative for the 2011 American Soybean Association (ASA) and Dupont Young [Read more]