Gov’ts assists with Ont. DON corn issue

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By Diego Flammini Staff Writer Farms.com Two levels of government announced how they will help Ontario producers with high levels of DON in their corn. Today, the federal and provincial governments outlined three measures through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. They will open an application process to help farmers recover some costs associated with DON testing. The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association will handle the … Read More

Leave the Stubble to Protect the Soil

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By Paul Jasa No-till November, a national campaign of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and others, encourages farmers to park their tillage implements each fall. It all started, says Neil Sass, an NRCS agronomist, when “I thought ‘Hey, No-Shave November is a good way to highlight men’s health, why not promote No-Till November as a way to highlight soil health?’ … Read More

Appearance of poisonous mould causing major concern for corn farmers

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Scott Miller, CTV London November 13, 2018 Farmers are calling it ‘catastrophic.’ A potentially poisonous mould called vomitoxin is threatening a large portion of Southwestern Ontario’s corn crop. Inconsistent testing has corn producers pulling out their hair, as to whether their corn is “passable” or “worthless.” Some farmers are having their corn turned away at grain elevators due to excessive … Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario Urges Canadian Government to Reconsider Carbon Tax

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Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, today expressed its disappointment with the Canadian government‘s mandated carbon tax on fuels and urged the government to stop implementation. Changes in the land, water and air have been noted by farmers for decades and new practices such as cover crop … Read More

Mould in Ont. grain corn increasing

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Lauren Arva Staff Writer Farms.com Grain corn ear mould, such as Gibberella, is on the rise in Ontario this year, a Friday OMAFRA field crop report said. Industry representatives tested corn ear samples, collected from Sept. 21 to 28, for the survey. Overall, 60 per cent of tested samples ranked low (<2.00 ppm) for Vomitoxin (DON), a type of mycotoxin. Signs of … Read More

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