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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]

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Conservation agriculture

A PROFILE OF A MOROCCAN FARMER

AZIZ ZINE EL ABIDINE knows he’s lucky. He can read, he’s highly educated and he farms 80 times more land than the average Moroccan farmer. The decisions he makes on his nearly 2,000 acre farm are [Read more]

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Manage resistance now

PROTECT YOUR LAND, ONE FIELD AT A TIME

HERBICIDE RESISTANCE COSTS Canadian farmers an estimated $1.1 to $1.5 billion annually due to increased herbicide use and decreased yield and quality.1 Resistant weeds will rob your crop of yield and threaten the productivity and [Read more]

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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]