Features

Canada 150

CELEBRATING ONTARIO’S FARMING HISTORY

On July 1, Canadians celebrated the 150th birthday of our country. Farmers were instrumental in building the communities that have shaped our nation. While there are now fewer farms and fewer farmers than there were [Read more]

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Soil sampling

A LITTLE INVESTMENT FOR A LOT OF INFORMATION

WITH WHEAT HARVEST beginning to wrap up around the province and farmers now looking ahead to the approaching fall harvest season, we are in the so called “dog days of summer” and now is an [Read more]

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4R progress report

MEASURING PROGRAM SUCCESS

IN MID-MAY, Fertilizer Canada released the first-ever 4R Nutrient Stewardship Sustainability Report outlining what is being done by Canadian growers to adopt sustainable farming practices. “Sustainability has always been an integral part of our activities [Read more]

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Rain delay

EASTERN ONTARIO’S CHALLENGING SPRING

THE EXTENT OF the flooding in eastern Ontario this spring prompted Agricorp to do something it rarely does — extend the spring cereals planting deadline for production insurance. Agricorp senior industry specialist Geoff Smith notes [Read more]

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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Market opportunities in China

INCREASED TRADE POTENTIAL EXAMINED IN NEW REPORT

BOTH THE CANADIAN and Ontario grain industries rely heavily on trade. According to the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA), approximately 65% of Canadian soybeans are exported. According to national estimates 70% of wheat production, 25% [Read more]

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The sustainability supply chain

PUTTING THE TERM INTO PRACTICE

OVER THE LAST several years, sustainability has become a word that governments, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), corporations, and consumers are all using. But what does it mean to be sustainable? The definition of the word greatly varies depending [Read more]

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Better future for subsistence farmers

EMPOWERING NEPALI FARMERS

LIFE AS A subsistence farmer in the remote, mountainous communities of Nepal comes with unique challenges, such as seed shortages, sloped fields, and labour deficits. That’s why University of Guelph researchers have found a way [Read more]