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Wet fields create big dilemma for farmers

After a deluge of rain last week, London-area farmers are anxious to get their corn planted. But an agronomist is advising them to wait until their fields have dried out. “Farmers will have to have some patience this week,” said Peter Johnson, an agronomist with Real Agriculture. Earlier planting increases chances of a good harvest […]

Safely transport oversized loads

With larger farm equipment comes larger transportation challenges. Equipment wider than highway lanes poses a hazard to not only the equipment operator, but also to other motor vehicle operators. Tall equipment can come into contact with low-hanging wires, bridges and other vital pieces of infrastructure. Collisions with other vehicles is a major concern while transporting […]

Maintain augers and create safe work zones to prevent entanglements

An auger in good condition is an essential tool when it comes time to move grain and feed around the farm. Per hour of use augers are one of the most hazardous machines on the farm, especially if they haven’t been properly maintained. Although Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting statistics have identified runovers as the top […]

Tough news on fleabane

It takes a well thought out plan to keep glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane in check. The world of science can often provide insight into some rather grim realities. But sometimes, fortunately, it can provide more than just insight. It can provide strategic help too. That’s the case with Dr. Peter Sikkema, who opened 2017 by making […]

ATVs on the farm

Your family is your pride and joy. Whether you are raising children, watching out for your partner, or checking in on Dad after a long day in the field, you would do anything to keep them safe, while preserving the farm experience for future generations. ATVs on the farm ATVs are used on our farm […]

Naahii Ridge students learn about agriculture

February 16 was Canada’s Agriculture Day and the students at Naahii Ridge Public School in Ridgetown, Ontario, had the chance to celebrate the day with many volunteers from the agricultural community. “Canada’s Ag Day was a great opportunity for us to talk to the students about why the Canadian Ag industry is so important,” says […]

Soybean futures – will they outperform in 2017 too?

Soybean futures outperformed in 2016, rising for the first time in four years, by 14.4%, compared with a 1.9% decline in Chicago corn futures, and a 13.2% drop in wheat. While the US harvested a record crop, demand has been strong too – supported by Chinese imports which also set a record high, with demand […]

Loonie the No. 1 Trend to Watch in Agriculture: FCC

The Canadian dollar will have the biggest – and a mostly positive – impact on Canadian agriculture in 2017, according to Farm Credit Canada (FCC). In its annual list of main industry drivers farmers should keep an eye on in the New Year, FCC said the loonie will impact every business across the entire agri-food […]