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Obsolete products collection a success

SAFELY DISPOSING OF OBSOLETE PRODUCTS of the estimated 1000 participants in the recent Ontario CleanFARMSTM collection program, 85 percent returned obsolete crop protection products for safe, environmentally responsible disposal. And crop and horticulture farmers led [Read more]

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Research

Research Roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH Researching across borders to fight mycotoxin Rebecca Hannam Researchers are joining others from around the world to learn more about mycotoxin reduction in field crops such [Read more]

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Precision Seeding

FINDING THE RIGHT IMPLEMENT, THE IDEAL RATE AND A GOOD TREATMENT TO MAXIMIZE SOYBEAN YIELD although traditional seed drills do a poor job of distributing seed evenly, it has been widely accepted that this has [Read more]

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In the news

NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Food freedom day This past month marked an important day for farmers and consumers alike in Canada. On February 12, 2010, the average Canadian earned enough income to pay their grocery [Read more]

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What does HST mean for farmers?

ANALYZING THE NUMBERS A number of GFO’S members have inquired about the upcoming introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). Provided is a brief explanation of the changes and an analysis of the likely impact [Read more]

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Climate change concerns abound

A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT MEANS CHANGES FOR CANADIAN FARMERS FARMERS SHOULD BE preparing to adapt to the effects of global warming, warns David Runnalls, President and CEO of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a non-profit [Read more]

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Family farm embraces new technology

INVESTING IN NEW TILLAGE PRACTICES IS SET TO IMPROVE A FARM NEAR SIMCOE with shrinking margins and continual cost pressures, the owner-operators of Schuyler Farm are always looking for new and innovative ways to maximize [Read more]

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Grain farmers part of the solution

environmental talks in Copenhagen touched on many issues related to climate change with many possible solutions up for consideration.  One key sector where solutions can be more abundant than emissions is agriculture. “Society has to [Read more]