Features

An ounce of prevention

FIRE SAFETY AT HARVEST TIME

IT STARTED WITH a burning smell while unloading grain, then sparks and flames — all within the span of just a few minutes. A grain farmer, who requested that he not be identified, was harvesting [Read more]

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Even your gas is local

HONDA INDY TORONTO

AT THE HONDA Indy Toronto, Grain Farmers of Ontario brought modern farming and racing together. Honda Indy Toronto took place under sweltering heat and to a crowd at capacity. The packed event saw two Canadians [Read more]

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Compaction action

CHASING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF SOIL COMPACTION

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS of the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario (IFAO) Compaction Action Day in Arthur a year ago, a group of those involved decided that this event should just be the start of exploring [Read more]

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Heed the hazards

DARDA SALES WAS just shy of her third birthday on July 29, 1985 when she was playing in the family farm yard near Zurich, Ont., with her five-year-old brother. It was harvest season, and the [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 39: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

THIS WILL BE our final article in our Market side series. I will continue to provide market analysis and trading insights through occasional feature articles within the Ontario Grain Farmer and updates through GrainTALK channels [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Nozzle strainers

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE LEVEL OF sprayer filtration required for any given operation depends on a lot of variables. Potentially, you have opportunities to install filters at the tank opening (a basket), the suction-side of the pump, each [Read more]

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The Bowl

AN EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE

I RECENTLY HAD the opportunity to travel to the New Liskeard area with Steve McCabe, manager of Member Relations for Grain Farmers of Ontario; it was my first trip to this part of Ontario. For [Read more]

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How resistant weeds spread

THE CHALLENGE OF NATURE

THERE ARE CURRENTLY 21 known herbicide resistant weeds in Ontario. These include Canada Fleabane, Giant Ragweed, Common Ragweed, Waterhemp, and Red Root Pigweed. Despite the best efforts of farmers to stop the spread of these [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Farm continuity

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHEN SHOULD FARM OWNERS START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT SUCCESSION? (J.D.) Clients always ask us, “are we starting too early?” and I often feel there is some semblance of hope we will validate that question [Read more]

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Seasonal stress

NEW INITIATIVES TO HELP FARMERS COPE

IT’S NOVEMBER. IT’S been a wet fall, resulting in wet, muddy fields. It’s sunny today, drying the ground up just enough to maybe get a combine in the fields. The weather forecast calls for rain [Read more]