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On-farm emergencies

HAVE A PLAN FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

NO ONE CAN ever really prepare for an emergency. The cause, scale, and impact are unpredictable, especially on a farm where emergencies or accidents can include anything from barn fires or tractor roll overs, to [Read more]

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Always read the data contract

NEW TECHNOLOGY’S LEGAL ISSUES

FARMERS ARE INCREASINGLY trying to improve productivity and profitability with farm management software systems. Those systems generate vast quantities of data about the farms on which they’re used, however, who owns and has rights to [Read more]

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Artificial intelligence

USING TECHNOLOGY TO HELP WITH SCOUTING

EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE from an early age and stressing the importance and need for careers in agriculture has been a theme within the industry for years. Both ring true — educating young people in agriculture [Read more]

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Growing a new brand

BREVANT SEEDS

A NEW SEED brand is on the market with a streamlined product offering that is more closely tailored to the region in which the crops are grown. “Farmers won’t have to worry about nuances around [Read more]

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Charging up

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ELECTRIC TRACTORS

“IMAGINE A FARM where electric agricultural vehicles, some autonomous, some conventional, are connected to charging points in large solar PV equipped ‘carport-style’ machinery sheds, earning additional income from so-called ‘vehicle-to-grid’ network balancing services while they [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Field trial ‘R&R’

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE 2018 CROPPING season is over and you might be thinking about trials for 2019. OMAFRA field crop staff harp on the importance of randomization and replication (R&R) to get the most out of field [Read more]

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An entrepreneurial spirit

2018-19 ASA YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM

STARTING A BUSINESS as a young entrepreneur isn’t easy in any industry. In farming, the added challenges of the high cost of land, specialized equipment, and agronomic knowledge can be daunting — especially for someone [Read more]

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A new Bayer

HIGHER EXPECTATIONS AFTER MONSANTO ACQUISITION

CLIMATE CHANGE, AND its effect on farming, troubles many producers and others in the agri-food system. Individuals can make management decisions so their own farms are more environmentally friendly, but sometimes there’s a feeling of [Read more]

Production

Trends in Ontario farmland values

STRONG PROFITS WILL CONTINUE TO DRIVE FUTURE PRICE INCREASES

IT’S WIDELY KNOWN that Ontario farmland values, and values across Canada, have seen strong increases in recent years, but the situation cooled to some extent this year compared to 2017. “It is safe to say, [Read more]

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Access to technology

FARMERS NEED TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE

YOU HEAR THE word innovation in all industries and farming is no different. Grain and oilseed farmers are constantly innovating, they use a combination of agronomic knowledge and the latest technology to help them grow [Read more]