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Protecting the Canadian brand

CANADA HAS A strong reputation for consistently delivering safe, high-quality grain to our customers both here at home and other countries. High-quality, safe food is a key component of the Canadian brand. These brand elements [Read more]

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From glass to grain

HIRAM WALKER AND SONS' ONTARIO SUCCESS

SINCE SETTING UP shop on the banks of the Detroit River back in 1858, the Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. distillery has used locally-sourced Ontario grains as the backbone of their whiskies. It’s what they [Read more]

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Environmental returns

ALTERNATIVE LAND USE

BRUCE COUNTY GRAIN farmer Paul Legge likes to make a profit from all of his land. Legge, his dad, uncle, and two cousins have 3,000 acres in mostly corn, soybeans, and wheat with some canola, [Read more]

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Herbicide resistance

CHANGING CHEMISTRY FOR A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

GLYPHOSATE HAS TRANSFORMED the agricultural industry allowing farmers to use a simple and effective tool to reduce weed pressure in their fields. As a result of this transformation, there is a generation of farmers who [Read more]

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Spraying best practices

TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPARENCY

IN THE ERA of social media and keyboard warriors, it’s easy to feel like someone is always watching and ready to force their opinion on the world. The “tweet first, think later” mentality often adds [Read more]

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Compaction action

THE PICKUP TRUCK has been a vital piece of the equipment inventory on farms for decades, but oh has it changed. Think about the 1960s half ton fleetsides, with two wheel drive, three on the [Read more]

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Biostimulating soils

A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF FARMING

NO ONE CAN be certain if and when it will happen, but the day that phosphorus resources run out will change farming practices forever. Hopefully, by the time that day comes, researchers will have proven [Read more]

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Agriculture and the environment

FOREST ONTARIO'S ENVIROTHON

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS how we grow our crops; whether it’s drought, flooding, or other extremes, farmers have turned to technology to help them be better prepared for the unpredictability of a changing climate. “We now [Read more]

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Barley and oats

GROWING SUCCESS IN 2018

SIGNIFICANT PRICE MOVEMENT was seen for barley and oats in December and January, which may have some farmers considering spring cereals. Here’s a roundup of best advice on variety choices and crop management for 2018, [Read more]