Agronomy

Field observations

SPRING PLANTING ISSUES

Update on June 14, 2019 This past weekend (June 8 and 9), we saw the best drying days yet this spring. Lots of field work occurred during these two sunny days with the largest amount [Read more]

Production

Growing an association

SETTING THE PATH AHEAD

THIS MARCH, THE Ontario Professional Agri Contractors Association (OPACA) held its third AGM, adding more members, taking stock of past accomplishments and setting the path ahead. OPACA was created so that custom farming business owners [Read more]

Public Outreach

An ambassador’s journey

GRAIN DISCOVERY ZONE SEASON 2018

AFTER 20,000 KM, more than 25 fairs, and seven educational days, the 2018 Grain Discovery zone season wrapped-up at the end of September. This season Grain Farmers of Ontario successfully communicated about grain farming to [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]

Cropside

Cropside: Disease protection

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

REMEMBER DISEASE PROTECTION when selecting corn hybrids and soybean varieties this fall! I know “yield is king” but each year diseases play an important role in whether you meet your corn and soybean production targets. [Read more]

Government Relations

New U.S. Farm Bill

ISSUES STILL TO BE RESOLVED

AS THE U.S. Congress went into recess for the month of August, the Senate and the House of Representatives had each passed a 2018 farm bill, but the versions differed on key provisions and will [Read more]

Advocacy

Political change

VOTER ENGAGEMENT IN THE 2018 PROVINCIAL ELECTION

CHANGES IN OUR society, how we see ourselves in the world, and the expectations we have for the future will all play a role in the outcome of the 2018 provincial election. “This is an [Read more]

Production

Technology and the perfect acre

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE

USING TECHNOLOGY TO aid farmers in getting the most efficient farm is being pioneered by companies, agronomists, and farmers all over the world. And now, researchers are experimenting with taking precision agriculture, in particular data [Read more]

Production

Pelee Island Farming

FACING CHALLENGES

GRANT CRAWFORD SAYS he can relate to the September 2017 Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine article about the challenges grower Jason Pyke faces farming on an Island compared to mainland farmers. In fact, he believes farming [Read more]