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Gene editing

CANADIAN BARRIERS AND PERCEPTIONS

GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY has the potential to revolutionize crop and animal development globally. For Canadian researchers, however, the federal government’s ambiguous and slow-moving regulatory system is preventing new agricultural products from reaching farmers and consumers alike. [Read more]

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Assessing success

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE

IN MARCH, I had the opportunity to travel to Warsaw, Poland to attend the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform Community of Practice meeting. The SAI Platform is a major food and drink industry initiative which [Read more]

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Growing momentum

LESSONS FROM THE 2019 MARCH CLASSIC

THE 2019 MARCH CLASSIC was attended by a record number of Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members and grain industry representatives. More than 900 people filled the London Convention Centre for a full day of inspiring [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Starter fertilizer

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IT’S A COMMON question from strip tillers: is there still response to starter fertilizer on the corn planter after delivering good fertility in the strip with the strip tiller? For simplicity, it would be ideal [Read more]

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New leadership

GRAIN GROWERS OF CANADA

IT’S BEEN A long time since she worked at Calgary’s River Café, but Erin Gowriluk thinks that her background there helps her as the new executive director of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). “Now [Read more]

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Conservation agriculture

A PROFILE OF A MOROCCAN FARMER

AZIZ ZINE EL ABIDINE knows he’s lucky. He can read, he’s highly educated and he farms 80 times more land than the average Moroccan farmer. The decisions he makes on his nearly 2,000 acre farm are [Read more]

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Genetically modified wheat?

BREAKTHROUGH DEVELOPMENT FOR CELIACS

ONE OF THE public’s long-time raps against genetically modified crops is that their main benefits have accrued to farmers, not consumers. But an international breakthrough in wheat breeding aimed at helping celiac disease sufferers could [Read more]

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A new venture

ADDING VALUE TO THE LOCAL MARKET

IF RON HORST and Tim Roth have learned anything in the past year, it’s that operating a small-scale soybean crush facility isn’t as straight forward as it might seem. The long-time friends began producing soy [Read more]