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GFO Newsletter for August 2018

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GrainTALK Grain Farmers of Ontario has developed a new way to communicate with our farmer-members — GrainTALK. We want to share the best information and we want that information to be easy to find and [Read more]

Policy Development

New U.S. Farm Bill

ISSUES STILL TO BE RESOLVED

AS THE U.S. Congress went into recess for the month of August, the Senate and the House of Representatives had each passed a 2018 farm bill, but the versions differed on key provisions and will [Read more]

Features

Extreme weather

THUNDERSTORM SAFETY IN THE FIELD

FARMING IS ALMOST synonymous with the weather. Good or bad weather can make or break a growing season for a farmer — so it’s important to be very in-tune with current and forecasted weather to [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: A good wheat crop

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE 2017 SEASON had its challenges with a cool growing season pushing soybean harvest well into late October. This delay in soybean harvest, combined with some wet weather, resulted in two winter wheat crops in [Read more]

Advocacy

Understanding tax changes

KEY NOTES FOR INCORPORATED BUSINESSES

TAXATION IS COMPLEX at the best of times. But recent changes to the taxation of incorporated businesses, which includes many farms, has made it even more complicated. In July last year, the federal government released [Read more]

Features

A new rotation?

THE OPTION OF WINTER CANOLA

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Canada (AAFC) researchers say winter canola can add a lot of value to standard crop rotations. Indeed, they say it can help build soil organic matter, suppress weeds, increase biodiversity, and potentially [Read more]

Also in this issue

Focusing on the business

ADVANCED FARM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

WHEN TWO FARMERS get married, the business implications can seem just as complicated as the big mergers happening within the agricultural industry. Newlyweds Eric Dietrich and Katherina Walch both work on their family cash crop [Read more]

Features

Compaction action

PULLED ELEMENTS

THERE HAS BEEN a lot of talk lately about compaction. We have dealt in recent articles with power units. This time we will consider two very common scenarios with pulled implements. The one may be [Read more]

Features

What’s in it for me?

4R NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP CERTIFICATION FOR AG RETAILS

THE ONTARIO 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification is coming to Ontario. This program originally started in Ohio as a collaborative effort to increase the Great Lakes water quality and to reduce phosphorus loading in Lake Erie. [Read more]