Turkey Farmers of Ontario has received funding of nearly $560,000 to finalize and launch a new insurance product to protect Ontario turkey producers from losses associated with outbreaks of avian influenza. The funding is through the federal government’s AgriRisk Initiatives. This new insurance product will be mandatory for all turkey farmers in Ontario and, once it… Read More

Farmers Business Network® made a big announcement on September 15, 2020: FBN® membership is now free* to family farmers in five Canadian provinces where it currently does business: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Farmers who sign up for a free FBN membership will enjoy access to a select range of ever-expanding products and… Read More

Each year, Canadian farms and orchards grow an abundance of fruit and vegetables for both local and export markets. From peaches and pears, to broccoli and asparagus, to processing tomatoes and cucumbers, Canada’s horticultural industry plays a vital role in producing local, fresh food for millions. Many of these farms employ seasonal workers, temporary foreign… Read More

The winners of the 2021 Soil Champion award from Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) have been announced. Henry Denotter, grain farmer from Essex county, receives the award in the producer category. Dr. Laura Van Eerd, professor at University of Guelph, Ridgetown campus, receives the research and extension win. The annual award recognizes leaders… Read More

The world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery, Agritechnica, is still slated to take place later this year as planned. The organizer of the biennial show, DLG (German Agricultural Society), expects more than 2,000 exhibitors in Hanover, Germany from November 14 to 20, 2021. An accompanying online platform “Agritechnica digital” will begin in May. “The… Read More

If you’re crunching numbers and figuring out ways to tighten up margins, one overlooked option could ensuring you’re getting the full value of the pesticides you apply. One way to measure this is by evaluating the amount of pesticide leftover after spraying. Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix and Sprayers 101 joins Kara Oosterhuis for this episode… Read More

In the last federal election, Saskatchewan and Alberta sent zero Liberals to Ottawa, leaving the Prairie Provinces under-represented in cabinet. The government’s answer to the issue was to name Manitoba MP Jim Carr as Special Representative for the Prairies. So, what does that actually mean? Jim Carr explains that it’s his role to not only… Read More