Features

The Bowl

AN EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE

I RECENTLY HAD the opportunity to travel to the New Liskeard area with Steve McCabe, manager of Member Relations for Grain Farmers of Ontario; it was my first trip to this part of Ontario. For [Read more]

Features

Seasonal stress

NEW INITIATIVES TO HELP FARMERS COPE

IT’S NOVEMBER. IT’S been a wet fall, resulting in wet, muddy fields. It’s sunny today, drying the ground up just enough to maybe get a combine in the fields. The weather forecast calls for rain [Read more]

Features

Extreme weather

THUNDERSTORM SAFETY IN THE FIELD

FARMING IS ALMOST synonymous with the weather. Good or bad weather can make or break a growing season for a farmer — so it’s important to be very in-tune with current and forecasted weather to [Read more]

Advocacy

Understanding tax changes

KEY NOTES FOR INCORPORATED BUSINESSES

TAXATION IS COMPLEX at the best of times. But recent changes to the taxation of incorporated businesses, which includes many farms, has made it even more complicated. In July last year, the federal government released [Read more]

Features

A new rotation?

THE OPTION OF WINTER CANOLA

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Canada (AAFC) researchers say winter canola can add a lot of value to standard crop rotations. Indeed, they say it can help build soil organic matter, suppress weeds, increase biodiversity, and potentially [Read more]

Features

Compaction action

PULLED ELEMENTS

THERE HAS BEEN a lot of talk lately about compaction. We have dealt in recent articles with power units. This time we will consider two very common scenarios with pulled implements. The one may be [Read more]