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Soil sampling

a FOUNDATION OF THE 4RS

HAVE YOU EVER made a large financial decision without examining your bank balance? Have you ever looked at your soil like a bank account? Your soil acts as an account for your current nutrient levels. [Read more]

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Brazil’s case for sustainability

GLOBALLY, YOU CAN’T talk about soybeans and corn without talking about Brazil. Soybean exports from this vibrant South American country of 210 million people were virtually nothing 40 years ago. But now it’s the world’s [Read more]

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Preserving the future of farming

A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO is committed to sustainability. As an organization, we view sustainability as the ability of our farmer-members to be economically viable, while not sacrificing their social and environmental responsibilities. The world population [Read more]

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Best practices for the environment

4R NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

AGRI-RETAILERS AND farm organizations have renewed their support for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program in Ontario. The program sets out best management practices for fertilizer application: Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®. [Read more]

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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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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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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]