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A skills revolution

RBC REPORT SHOWCASES AGRICULTURE’S POTENTIAL

A REPORT RECENTLY published by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) emphasizes the potential for the Canadian agriculture industry to be an economic powerhouse — but only if it pushes the envelope on innovation and [Read more]

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Order of Canada

SOYBEAN BREEDING PIONEER RECOGNIZED

THIS FALL AT Rideau Hall, when Governor General Julie Payette calls on Canadian crop breeding icon Dr. Harvey Voldeng to come forward and accept his Order of Canada officer award, applause will ring out from [Read more]

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef

NEW EXPORT MARKETS DRIVE DEMAND

HOW DO YOU like your corn? Well-done, medium, or rare? That’s the question Asian consumers are answering as they enjoy Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB). New doors are opening for the export of this premium [Read more]

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GM food decisions

UNDERSTANDING THE CANADIAN CONSUMER

WITH GROWING URBANIZATION and fewer than two per cent of the Canadian population working in agriculture, Canadian consumers are generally removed from agriculture and this distance is hard to bridge. There is a gap in [Read more]

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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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Climate change is changing weeds

RISING CO2 LEVELS MAKE MANY WEEDS MORE COMPETITIVE

ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE stood at 325 ppm in 1970. In 2015, that number stood at 400 ppm. To humans this is a small, unnoticeable increase – but plants are paying attention. Weeds specifically are finding [Read more]