Moisture continues to stall Ont. harvest

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By Diego Flammini Staff Writer Farms.com The sun may be shining in Ontario today, but cash crop producers still find themselves looking for a window to harvest their crops. A recent stretch of rain and cooler temperatures forced some farmers to come up with concrete plans to harvest, regardless of field conditions. “My soybeans were ready to come off about … Read More

Fall residue management helps spring crops

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Diego Flammini Staff Writer Farms.com As farmers harvest their cash crops, they may be thinking about the next planting season. Thorough soil and residue management in the fall can help producers get a head start for the spring season, said Justin Render, a product specialist with Kinze Manufacturing. “It helps set the stage for next year’s crop,” he told Farms.com. … Read More

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTS $70M IN AG SCIENCE

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From a news release Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lawrence MacAulay, has announced the details of the federal government’s transformational $70M investment, over five years, to address significant environmental challenges and hire approximately 75 scientists and science professionals in emerging fields of agricultural science. The minister made the announcement on Sept. 21 at AAFC’s research centre in Harrow, Ont. … Read More

Canadian dairy farmers talk NAFTA

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Producers call for the Canadian government to protect their industry and supply management Lauren Arva Staff Writer Farms.com Pierre Lampron, president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), and producers from across the country met in Ottawa this morning to discuss their concerns about NAFTA negotiations and their impacts on the dairy industry. Several farmers spoke of their passion for … Read More

SOUTH WEST AG PARTNERS INC. TO SELL VERITAS FARM MANAGEMENT INC. TO DEVERON UAS

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CHATHAM, ON – On August 27th, 2018, South West Ag Partners Inc. of Chatham, Ontario reached an agreement on the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Veritas Farm Management to Deveron UAS of Toronto, Ontario. “South West Ag Partners and Veritas Farm Management have enjoyed a very beneficial partnership with Deveron UAS for several years. South West Ag Partners constantly focuses … Read More

AAFC FORECASTING HIGHER GRAIN PRICES

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Although the U.S. is on track to produce a big crop for 2018-19, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada expects corn prices to improve over the previous year. AAFC market analysts attribute the potential price increase to lower ending stocks in the U.S. In their latest outlook for principal field crops, released on Aug. 17, the analysts note that the ending stock … Read More

USDA REPORT SINKS CROP PRICES

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Corn, soybean and wheat prices plummeted on Friday as the United States Department of Agriculture delivered some bearish data in the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. Projections for a record corn yield in the U.S. and a significant boost to the soybean ending stocks had the markets reeling. After the dust settled, corn and wheat suffered … Read More