HARNESSING PHYSICS FOR BETTER SEED GERMINATION, HIGHER CROP YIELDS

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By Matt McIntosh for AgInnovation Ontario Physics, the science of the cosmos, is critical to our understanding of the natural world – and on a more practical agricultural level, it might be able to help improve crop yields. According to entrepreneurs and former University of Waterloo students Amir Zhumagulov and Ilyas Ashirov, physics – or a force within the science … Read More

GFO APPLAUDS SIGNING OF THE CPTPP

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From a news release Grain Farmers of Ontario congratulates the Government of Canada on signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The organization applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne and Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay for the effort in advancing the signing of CPTPP. The CPTPP trade deal with 11 countries is … Read More

WASDE HIGHLIGHTS: LOWER U.S. CORN STOCKPILES; HIGHER WHEAT AND SOYBEANS

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In its latest outlook, the U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered ending stocks for U.S. corn while increasing its estimates for the stockpiles of soybeans and wheat. Released on March 8, the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report cut the American corn ending stocks for 2017-18 by 225 million bushels to 2.127 billion bushels. If realized, the agency said … Read More