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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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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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Taking root

THE ADVANTAGES OF PLANTING TREES

PLANTING TREES ON farmland has multiple benefits, including increasing crop yields by as much as 15 to 20 per cent. “There are many studies in Canada and the U.S. that show yields are higher in [Read more]

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Value creation

CEREALS INDUSTRY CONSIDERS RESEARCH FUNDING OPTIONS

CANADA IS FALLING behind the world in funding cereals plant breeding research and the models being proposed to fix the situation have prompted sometimes heated discussion among producers across the country. TWO PROPOSALS One of [Read more]

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Breeding a better soybean

PROMISING VARIETIES EMERGING

DEVELOPING SOYBEAN VARIETIES that perform better in terms of yield, protein content, and resistance to disease is a complicated, time-consuming, but ultimately rewarding job. Just ask assistant professor Dr. Milad Eskandari, who works in the [Read more]

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Marketing plans

ADAPTING TO MARKET CHALLENGES

OBTAINING PREMIUM PRICES right at harvest time has been a given in recent years, but not during the bumper crop of 2018. In the past, producers could be relatively comfortable that they’d get a better [Read more]

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Growing a new brand

BREVANT SEEDS

A NEW SEED brand is on the market with a streamlined product offering that is more closely tailored to the region in which the crops are grown. “Farmers won’t have to worry about nuances around [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]

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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]