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Port of Goderich

A GRAIN GATEWAY TO THE WORLD

GRAIN ELEVATORS HAVE towered over the town of Goderich for more than 150 years, taking in the local harvest, employing local citizens, and contributing to the local economy. “The elevators are part of the fabric [Read more]

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The rules of the road

ENSURE SAFETY AT HARVEST

WITH HARVEST SEASON getting into full swing, it’s important for farmers to understand what the rules of the road are, and how to keep themselves, their employees, and their children safe. During the fall, the [Read more]

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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]