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Taking root

THE ADVANTAGES OF PLANTING TREES

PLANTING TREES ON farmland has multiple benefits, including increasing crop yields by as much as 15 to 20 per cent. “There are many studies in Canada and the U.S. that show yields are higher in [Read more]

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A sustainable future

GRAIN FARMERS’ COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

LIKE ANY BUSINESS owners, grain farmers want to be profitable; but they are also stewards of their land — protecting the soil, water, and ecosystem that their farm needs today and for future generations. Grain [Read more]

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A spotlight on sustainability

CONNECTING SOURCES

THE SAI PLATFORM is a major food and drink industry initiative which supports the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. The organization was founded in 2002, when three multi-national companies (Group Danone, Nestle, and Unilever) created [Read more]

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Biodiversity on the farm

TAKING CARE OF THE LAND

THE WORD BIODIVERSITY can be confusing to a lot of people, especially when discussed in an agricultural context. Broadly defined, biodiversity is the variety of life on earth. When you break it down, this can [Read more]

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Building healthy soils

A NUFFIELD SCHOLAR'S LIFELONG LESSON

NUFFIELD SCHOLAR AND French farmer Sarah Singla doesn’t believe farmers inherit the soil from their parents so much as they borrow it from their children. In fact, she believes the success of any given civilization [Read more]

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Sustainable relationships

HURON - A FAMILY BUSINESS

STARTING YOUR OWN business is something that takes a financial commitment, time commitments, and sacrifices. There are a number of businesses across rural Ontario that have taken an idea and transformed that vision into something [Read more]