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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER New Industrial Research Chair in Biomaterials The creation of a new $3 million Senior Industrial Research Chair focusing on Biomaterials was recently announced. Over $1.5 million in new Natural Sciences and [Read more]

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Opening minds to agriculture

PILOT PROGRAM EXPOSES RURAL KIDS TO LOCAL AGRICULTURAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES there are very few issues in agriculture where all members of the industry are unified in one belief, but nearly everyone associated with farming today [Read more]

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One big elk problem

FARMERS MOBILIZING TO ADDRESS ELK DAMAGES it’s been a decade old problem—elk causing thousands of dollars in crop damages to farmers in the Bancroft region. A grassroots group has emerged to address this issue dubbed [Read more]

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Understanding US farm policy

HARD FOR AMERICANS, WORSE FOR EVERYONE ELSE it’s a mistake to think of the US farm bill as a logical, consistent plan for agriculture.  Imagine it instead as a strange, rambling mansion where owner after [Read more]

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Responsible use of technology

ALTHOUGH THE RISKS ARE FAR-OFF, PROTECTING FUTURE ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY IS IMPORTANT there is no doubt that farming is a technologically intensive business. From tractors that drive themselves to corn hybrids stacked with multiple traits, [Read more]

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Valuing crop residue

QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT IT’S WORTH IT TO HARVEST YOUR RESIDUE there is lots of talk these days about crop residue removal for bioenergy purposes. Although the agricultural industry works hard [Read more]

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Help wanted

EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING INITIATIVE TO CREATE A PROMISING FUTURE FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY as farmers, we know we don’t get the recognition deserved each time consumers fill up their dinner plates, but we aren’t [Read more]

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Looking forward

INDUSTRY LEADERS PROVIDE INSIGHT ON UPCOMING CHALLENGES FACING ONTARIO AGRICULTURE gfo asked agriculture leaders across Ontario what issues and challenges they foresee for farmers in the next two to five years. This knowledge should help [Read more]