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The St. Lawrence Seaway

INVESTMENTS AND CHANGING REGULATIONS SINCE 1679, COMMERCIAL ships have plied the waters of the St. Lawrence moving goods from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic. Today, 165 million metric tonnes (MT) of cargo is shipped [Read more]

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Research

Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH UNCOVERING THE MYSTERY OF OAT GROAT STORAGE Allison Sears Canadian consumers are increasingly demanding oat products because of their whole grain properties and gluten-free status. However, [Read more]

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Protecting water quality

U.S. FARMERS FACING NEW REGULATIONS TWO DEVELOPMENTS — A federal level regulation and a local court challenge — made water quality enforcement a hot issue for U.S. farmers this summer. The first development comes from [Read more]

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Features

The effect of extreme weather

UNDERSTANDING FARMERS’ INSURANCE COVERAGE NEEDS AS?FARMERS?IN?Essex County prepare for soybean harvest, they hope the weather cooperates this fall. It certainly didn’t during planting in the spring. Farmers saw day after day of rain in May [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Feeling the pressure? Good!

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

FULL DISCLOSURE – I come from the horticultural side of the fence. In that world, sprayer operators are more likely to consult analog pressure gauges somewhere near the pump on their tow-behind boom or airblast [Read more]

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A new learning opportunity

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO NUFFIELD SCHOLAR WHEN TONY BALKWILL learned about the Grain Farmers of Ontario sponsorship of a Nuffield Canada scholarship, with focus on the Ontario grain industry, he embraced the opportunity to further [Read more]

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Future of grain

Future of grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION BioAmber opens succinic acid plant in Sarnia BioAmber Inc., a renewable chemistry company, opened a new plant in Sarnia at the beginning of August. The plant [Read more]