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As the 43rd session of parliament opened Dec 5th, the Governor General laid out the government’s priorities going forward. This year’s throne speech was titled “Moving Forward Together,” and key priorities outlined were: fighting climate change, strengthening the middle class, walking the road of reconciliation, keeping Canadians safe and healthy, and positioning Canada for success…

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On Wednesday, the 43rd Parliament of Canada returned after a one month prorogation by the governing Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. To begin the latest session, Governor General Julie Payette delivered a nearly hour-long speech to offer our first peek into the legislative priorities and issues of focus for the parliament session. Conservative leader Erin O’Toole and Bloc leader…

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Eagle-eyed agronomists and researchers in Ontario’s southern corn growing region have identified what they believe is tar spot, a disease that can reduce corn yields by 40 bushels an acre.…

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International customers of Canadian malt have not been able to tour Western Canada this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) is aiming to…

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Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 23: Frost impacts, super-dry beans, tar spot, and rock hard ground

The last week hasn’t been kind to the Ontario grain crop as a light frost caused heavy damage to many edible beans, some soybeans, and corn. More than that, we’re in the heart of optimal winter wheat planting timing and…

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The Canadian dollar trended higher through the summer and has returned to the range that a lot of analysts thought would it hover around for the bulk of the year prior to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s…

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It’s time for Day 6 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! This week we’ll look at effective sprayer applications with a focus on fungicides. We’ll call on Ontario researchers and extension specialists to tackle everything from identifying disease and selecting…

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Canadian Beef Advisors (CBA) — a cooperative community made up of the national organizations representing the entire beef production chain — rolled out its national beef strategy 2030 goals at the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef annual general meeting recently.…

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A light frost of minus 1 or so this early in the year shouldn’t have impacted Ontario grain crops like it has, but here we are. “It hurt way more than I ever anticipated,” says Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture agronomist. Eastern…

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The Province of Saskatchewan is requesting that the Supreme Court settle the issue of constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, and will be arguing its carbon tax reference case on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. “We believe…

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Sustainability is a key topic in the beef industry right now, in both production and marketing. What makes sustainability all that more complex, is that it has so many different definitions depending on which part of the supply chain you…

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It’s official, we’re likely entering the twilight zone for grain markets. This week, we moved through the middle of September and grain futures are sitting at multi-year highs, yet it’s the time of year when we usually are seeing seasonal lows. The…

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We have a pretty special LIVE for you as our own Kara Oosterhuis joins Shaun Haney for a discussion on farm management, as it compares to managing a sports team. They talk about specialization versus cross-training, mentorship, and taking the…

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