The Canadian government is still looking at additional measures to reduce the impact of 35 per cent tariffs on fertilizer from Russia and Belarus, according to the federal agriculture minister. However, Marie-Claude Bibeau isn’t saying what those measures could be. Farm groups, including Grain Farmers of Ontario and Grain Growers of Quebec, have been calling… Read More

Fertilizer suppliers and retailers are scrambling to sort out the impact of the Canadian government’s sanctions on fertilizer from Russia and Belarus, including shipments that were paid for and loaded prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Fertilizer has historically been one of Canada’s largest imports from Russia. Approximately 660 to 680 thousand tonnes of nitrogen… Read More

Farm organizations from across the spectrum of Canadian agriculture welcomed the introduction of Bill C-234 in the House of Commons on Monday. The private member’s bill sponsored by Ben Lobb, the Conservative MP for Huron-Bruce, would amend the federal government’s carbon pricing legislation to provide an exemption from the carbon tax for natural gas and… Read More

A comprehensive survey of farmers in Ontario suggests that once farmers incorporate cover crops in to the cropping strategy, they tend to stay in the rotation. That’s according to the Ontario Cover Crop Feedback Survey, completed by graduate student Callum Morrison and advisor Yvonne Lawley with the University of Manitoba. They collaborated with the Ontario Cover… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario is now accepting applications for the 2022 Grains Innovation Fund. The fund is intended to develop Ontario grain utilization projects that create novel value-added uses or support market expansion for Ontario grains. “The evolution of grain farming in Ontario has built an incredible and resourceful community that the world has come to… Read More

Many Ontario farmers would have heard about Yield Enhancement Networks (YEN) for the first time about two years ago at the Southwest Agricultural Conference. ADAS, an independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy services in the U.K., formed the first YEN back in 2012, with the goal of setting up collaboration between industry partners, agronomists, and… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched a 10-part video series aimed at researchers, post-secondary educators, policy makers, and students to gain better foundational knowledge of grain farming in Ontario. The Ontario Grain Farming 101 video series, available on YouTube, covers a wide range of topics including farm business management, technology used by farmers,  sustainability initiatives… Read More

 

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