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Plant tattoos

IOWA RESEARCH TARGETS LOW-COST SENSORS

RESEARCHERS AT IOWA State University (ISU) are developing low-cost sensors, called “tattoos,” which can be attached to plants to measure key agronomic conditions such as moisture and nitrogen levels. The technology can measure how corn [Read more]

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Safe grain handling

TIPS TO KEEP DUST DOWN

ACROSS ONTARIO, FARMERS have built over 11 million worth of grain storage capacity. On-farm grain handling systems can give farmers more ability to store and market grain themselves. However, these facilities can also create nuisances [Read more]

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Drone work

NEW REGULATIONS SETTLING IN WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS

ON JUNE 1, a new set of Transport Canada rules for flying drones came into effect. From the perspective of service providers, the latest regulations haven’t brought on any major changes to their day-to-day drone [Read more]

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An all-seeing agronomic tool?

THE CHANGING CAPABILITIES OF SATELLITES

BETTER RESOLUTION, MORE frequent fly-overs, and more refined data interpretation has made satellite technology more useful for farmers looking to improve their agronomic practices. Limitations still exist, however, though efforts to continually refine the use [Read more]

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In high spirits

CRAFT DISTILLERy BOOM IN ONTARIO

FARMERS AND DISTILLERS have a long history in Ontario — as everyone knows, corn makes whisky. But more than just whisky is being produced by today’s Ontario craft distillers. From vodka, to gin and moonshine, [Read more]

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Open market access

A CRUCIAL NEED FOR ONTARIO GRAIN

ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS rely on various international markets to sell grain that isn’t used domestically. Trade agreements such as the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) that will replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Comprehensive [Read more]

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Maintaining markets

2019 OUTGOING PROGRAM TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

WITH INCREASES IN production occurring year over year and domestic markets becoming fairly saturated, international trade is becoming even more important for Ontario grains. If there is anything this past year has taught us though, [Read more]

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European journalists tour

A SUSTAINABLE FARMING SHOWCASE

ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS use farming methods that ensure the economic, social, and environmental fundamentals of sustainable agriculture. It’s an important story to tell, particularly to those in key export markets where sustainability is tracked across [Read more]