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Inspiring to lead

2018 WOMEN’S GRAIN SYMPOSIUM

LEADERSHIP, STORYTELLING, AND mental health were among the key topics discussed at Grain Farmers of Ontario’s second Women’s Grain Symposium. The event brought together 30 female farmers and grain industry representatives, along with female staff [Read more]

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At issue in 2019

CONCERNS FOR AMERICAN FARMERS

HEADING INTO 2019, Ontario Grain Farmer spoke to four U.S. farm leaders to get their thoughts on the big-ticket issues facing America’s farmers. FARM POLICY Farm policy is a top issue as all four leaders [Read more]

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Financial analysis

BMO ISSUES NORTH AMERICAN REPORT

DESPITE ONGOING TRADE concerns and rising business costs, Bank of Montreal (BMO) analysts say a favourable exchange rate between the Canadian and American dollar means Canadian grain producers face a positive market outlook. EXCHANGE RATE [Read more]

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Farmer’s voice missing

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO RESEARCH

FROM LONG-RANGE climate forecasts and GIS crop production models to satellite pest control and precision agriculture drones, Digital Farming, often in the form of Big Data and Information Communication Technology, is permeating Canadian food systems [Read more]

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P and K management

FINDING AN ECONOMIC AND SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY

SOIL TEST PHOSPHORUS (P) and Potassium (K) values in Ontario have been declining. Higher yields remove more nutrients and not enough fertilizer is being applied to replace the P and K being removed. Soybean yields [Read more]

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Changing nitrogen use

RESEARCHING THE POSSIBILITIES IN MEXICAN CORN

AN OPEN-POLLINATED variety of corn bred by Mexican farmers in the state of Oaxaca may be the key to developing commercial corn varieties that can provide their own nitrogen rather than depending on commercial fertilizer. [Read more]