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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]

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Selling Canadian soybeans in Asia

A SOY CANADA TRADE MISSION

DURING SOY CANADA’S trade mission to Japan and Taiwan earlier this year, buyers said they wanted a consistent supply of high-quality, non-genetically modified (non-GM) soybeans and they wanted to see Canadian industry marketers more often. [Read more]

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Environmental returns

ALTERNATIVE LAND USE

BRUCE COUNTY GRAIN farmer Paul Legge likes to make a profit from all of his land. Legge, his dad, uncle, and two cousins have 3,000 acres in mostly corn, soybeans, and wheat with some canola, [Read more]

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Invite the microbes

MIKE DORION WANTS farmers to build healthy soil and grow better crops by throwing an underground party with guests that include a whole range of microbes. “These organisms act like probiotics in the human gut [Read more]

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The path to better crop protection

FROM IDEA TO MARKET

WAYNE BARTON’S METHOD for developing agricultural crop protection products is to stay one or two steps ahead of Mother Nature. Barton, BASF’s manager of research and commercial development for Canada, may have a formula that [Read more]

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Gluten-free oats

BIG DEMAND AND PREMIUM PRICES

A NEW POTENTIALLY profitable gluten-free oat industry in Northern Ontario could be a reality soon. “All the crops we’re looking at growing will go into high quality, gluten-free, allergen-free foods,” says Jamie Draves, president and [Read more]

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The Port of Johnstown

A CRUCIAL LINK FOR EASTERN ONTARIO FARMERS

AS THE HARVEST season moves into high gear, the Port of Johnstown is already bustling with activity — receiving mega-tonnes of grain and sending it down the St. Lawrence Seaway, just as it has done [Read more]

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Call before you cut

REMOVING TREES ON FARMLAND IN ONTARIO

GRAIN FARMERS LOOKING to cut trees or clear brush on their property should consult with their local municipality about woodcutting bylaws and follow good forestry practices to maintain their soil, preserve wildlife habitat, and potentially make money. [Read more]