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Business strategy

ADVANCED FARM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

FARMERS ARE BUSINESS operators. Yet farmers have not always been perceived that way and they have not always had the same tools and opportunities as other types of business owners. The Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) [Read more]

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How to be a cover cropper

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

MORE FARMERS ARE seeing the value of having a cover crop in the field, and as a result, more are incorporating them into their row-crop systems. Cover crops offer a wide array of benefits. They [Read more]

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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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Leading the soy industry

2018 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER APPLICANTS WANTED

SOYBEAN PRODUCERS LOOKING for an opportunity to develop their leadership ability, better their communication skills, and shape the future direction of the soybean industry are encouraged to apply for the 2018 American Soybean Association (ASA) [Read more]

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More than stress

FARMERS STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH

FOR MANY FARMERS, recent crop years haven’t been easy ones — and while many will first worry about the impact weather, markets, and regulations may have on their crops and how they can be managed [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Scout for diseases now

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IT IS THAT time of year when late season soybean diseases are most noticeable, and therefore, now is an excellent time to scout for disease problems. Make note of which diseases are present and how [Read more]

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By the numbers: then and now

WHAT WE LEARN FROM THE CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

IN THE LATE 1800s, an Ontario farmer planted the fields with oats and wheat, used horses to pull their plows, reapers and mowers, and had more sheep than dairy cows and swine combined. This picture [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]