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Features

Farm lightly

PREVENTING OR MITIGATING COMPACTION COMPACTION IS A topic that every farmer must take seriously. Soil compaction causes damage to the soil structure and makes it much more difficult for plants to grow because it reduces [Read more]

Features

Brexit fallout

GRAIN MARKETS AND TRADE

THE UNITED KINGDOM (U.K.) held a referendum on its participation in the European Union (EU) on June 23 which resulted in 52 per cent of voters choosing to leave. Commodities everywhere were rocked by the [Read more]

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Harvest safety

IT’S NOT CHILD’S PLAY FOR PARENTS, IT is gratifying to see children learn and accomplish tasks on the farm. They learn the value of hard work, get exercise in open spaces, work alongside family, and [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 20: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

This monthly educational series features the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. BASIC CHART PATTERNS This month we will discuss the [Read more]

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In the news

In the news

NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Strong overwintering numbers reported for Ontario bees Ontario’s bees overwintered well this past year, as losses of only 18% were reported by the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists in July. Nationally, [Read more]

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Quality assurance

GRAINS ANALYTICAL TESTING LABORATORY OPENS

CONSUMERS WANT MORE information about their food, not less. Food processors want to know the ingredients they are buying will meet consistency standards. And exporters want to sell a quality product that will maintain Ontario’s [Read more]

Advocacy

Weathering the forecast

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IT’S AMAZING HOW much our lives revolve around the weather. What we do, what we wear, how and when we travel is all affected by the weather. Farmers tend to be influenced by the weather [Read more]