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Field mitigation

REPAIRING DAMAGED FIELDS

MANY ONTARIO FARMERS planted the 2019 crop in less than ideal conditions. Persistent rain gave fields little chance to dry out and farmers made tough decisions to take advantage of any opportunity they had to [Read more]

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A farm debt discussion

FINANCIAL RATIOS

CANADIAN HOUSEHOLD DEBT is on the rise. It’s all over the news, as financial consultants speculate about rising interest rates, soaring housing prices, and consumers constantly turning to credit to purchase the latest tech gadget, [Read more]

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Go fast, go green

ETHANOL-BASED FUEL AT THE HONDA INDY TORONTO

THE TINIEST TWEAK to an ethanol-burning Indy car, one of auto racing’s best examples of finely tuned technology, can have a huge impact on performance. Racing crews spend untold resources seeking an edge in the [Read more]

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Making fertilizer work in strip-till

A PROFILE OF TWO RESEARCH PROJECTS

AS MORE FARMERS investigate the potential of strip-tillage, and as nutrient runoff issues continue to be a major environmental concern, more effort is being invested in understanding nutrient management between conventional and no-till systems. Since [Read more]

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Survey results

2018 FARMER-MEMBER SURVEY

Grain Farmers of Ontario conducted a farmer-member survey from September 2018 to January 2019. The 25-question survey included questions on demographics, member services, and the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine. The survey was completed by 1,140 [Read more]

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Cleaner every year

AN UPDATE ON THE CLEANFARMS PROGRAM

NEXT YEAR, CLEANFARMS will celebrate it’s official tenth anniversary — but it’s already celebrating many outstanding accomplishments related to helping farmers minimize their environmental impact, stretching back to its origins as a jug-collection program 30 [Read more]

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Gene editing

CANADIAN BARRIERS AND PERCEPTIONS

GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY has the potential to revolutionize crop and animal development globally. For Canadian researchers, however, the federal government’s ambiguous and slow-moving regulatory system is preventing new agricultural products from reaching farmers and consumers alike. [Read more]

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Growing momentum

LESSONS FROM THE 2019 MARCH CLASSIC

THE 2019 MARCH CLASSIC was attended by a record number of Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members and grain industry representatives. More than 900 people filled the London Convention Centre for a full day of inspiring [Read more]