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Engaging young farmers

2019 GRAINS IN ACTION

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO brought together 30 young agriculture professionals to learn where crops go after they leave the farm during our Grains in Action conference. Grains in Action is a four-day program for young [Read more]

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Accelerated Investment Incentive

NEW TAX DEDUCTION RULES

IF YOU HAVE a tax advisor, it’s likely they talked to you last fall about the Accelerated Investment Incentive that the Federal government announced in their 2018 Fall Economic Statement. This incentive will accelerate your [Read more]

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Hybrid DON testing

RESULTS FROM 2018

This information is re-published from the Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) report available at www.gocorn.net. ALTHOUGH 2018 WAS very challenging to growers and the rest of the corn industry, it presented an opportunity to compare hybrids for [Read more]

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Flying safe and legal

NEW DRONE RULES IN EFFECT JUNE 1

NEW DRONE RULES from Transport Canada are coming into effect June 1, 2019. Up until now, the last major regulation change took place in 1996, with minor changes since then. The new rules apply to those operating [Read more]

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Regenerative agriculture

A FULL SYSTEM APPROACH

OVER THE LAST 10 years there has been an increase in the number of conversations about the use of cover crops and an emphasis on soil health as ways to revolutionize agricultural production practices. It [Read more]

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Precision Ag Advancement for Ontario

NEW TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH

RESULTS FROM THE 2016 and 2017 growing seasons in the Precision Agriculture Advancement for Ontario project can now be found through an interactive story map available online at http://bit.ly/2wIVgGq. The story map can show multiple [Read more]

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Public trust

ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME

AGRICULTURE WANTS THE public to trust in its practices, to support how it produces food, and to allow farmers to continue to do the great work they are doing without constant scrutiny. When people talk [Read more]

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Surviving the flood

WESTERN SOYBEAN RESEARCH APPLICABLE TO ONTARIO

RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THAT common plant proteins could hold the key to developing soybeans that are better equipped to survive — and even thrive — under harsh environmental conditions. The crop insurance data doesn’t lie — [Read more]

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Water’s influence

CORN NITROGEN FERTILIZER REQUIREMENTS

WHAT RATE OF nitrogen to apply? This is a common question asked by Ontario corn farmers and their advisors. Apply too little and corn yield may be limited. Apply too much then the nitrogen fertilizer [Read more]

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Mapping the soybean genome

A CANADIAN GENOTYPING PLATFORM

AS YOU MAY already know, mapping the genome of livestock animals and crops — and identifying specific genetic markers linked to specific traits of interest within those genomes — is starting to enable breeders to [Read more]