Features

Under pressure

HOW FARMERS CAN RELIEve MENTAL STRESS

FINDING MENTAL HEALTH services when you’re feeling overwhelmed can be very difficult, especially if you’re a grain farmer in a rural part of the province. There are, however, strategies for getting help, according to Jenni [Read more]

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Making fertilizer work in strip-till

A PROFILE OF TWO RESEARCH PROJECTS

AS MORE FARMERS investigate the potential of strip-tillage, and as nutrient runoff issues continue to be a major environmental concern, more effort is being invested in understanding nutrient management between conventional and no-till systems. Since [Read more]

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Soil sampling

a FOUNDATION OF THE 4RS

HAVE YOU EVER made a large financial decision without examining your bank balance? Have you ever looked at your soil like a bank account? Your soil acts as an account for your current nutrient levels. [Read more]

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Detoxifying DON

NEW SOIL BACTERIA RESEARCH

IN 2018, ONTARIO farmers battled one of the most severe DON outbreaks in corn. Crops with vomitoxin levels above the accepted threshold can’t be sold into feed markets, which means growers get stuck shouldering big [Read more]

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Flooded fields

RAIN DEVASTATES U.S. CORN BELT

AS 2019 TURNED to spring, U.S. farmers were poised to plant 92.8 million acres of corn, 84.6 million acres of soybeans, and 45.8 million acres of wheat, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s March [Read more]

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Survey results

2018 FARMER-MEMBER SURVEY

Grain Farmers of Ontario conducted a farmer-member survey from September 2018 to January 2019. The 25-question survey included questions on demographics, member services, and the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine. The survey was completed by 1,140 [Read more]

Advocacy

Mental health

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

THERE’S NO QUESTION it was a stressful spring planting season. Pessimism amongst farmers hasn’t been this high in more than a decade. Some farmers didn’t have any grain planted well into June and those that [Read more]