Features

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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Test plot design

MOST OF US make hundreds of decisions per day — and we want those decisions to be good. Poor decisions in crop production result in failed economic opportunities, lower production, and risks to the environment. [Read more]

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U.S. clean fuel news

INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT CHANGES

THERE HAVE BEEN several developments within the American clean fuels industry in recent months which have the potential to impact its future viability. THE GOOD Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have determined that a [Read more]

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Damage control

MANAGING THE IMPACT OF WILDLIFE ON YOUR CROPS

FARMERS GO TO great lengths to ensure their crop has a good start to the growing season. Not only is the best hybrid or variety selected, the appropriate herbicide and fungicide is chosen to protect [Read more]

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Beyond the field

GRAINS IN ACTION 2018

IN EARLY FEBRUARY, 28 young agriculture leaders spent four days expanding their knowledge of the grain value chain. They attended Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Grains in Action, a program that educates attendees on end uses [Read more]

Advocacy

Supporting agriculture

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

A NEW FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL funding program for agriculture launches this month. The Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) is a five-year, $3 billion commitment to support the agri-food and agri-products sector. Additionally, Ontario signed a bilateral agreement with [Read more]

Features

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]

Business Side

Business side: A residential landlord

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) SOME FARMERS ARE RENTING VACANT HOUSES ON FARMLAND THEY OWN OR HAVE RECENTLY ACQUIRED, WHAT DO GRAIN FARMERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEING RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS? (B.K.) There are plenty of rules and responsibilities that [Read more]