Entries by Marsha

150 years of Canadian agriculture

The 2016 Census of Agriculture marks the 22nd census since Confederation in 1867. Just as Canada as a country has evolved over the past 150 years, so too has the agriculture sector. Agriculture has used innovation to push the bounds of production, transforming farming from the small scale to a highly mechanized and advanced industry. While there are fewer agricultural operations […]

CBOT weekly outlook: Weather watching trade in summertime

Corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade are hanging in a seasonal weather-based market, with traders watching crop conditions week-to-week. Corn Corn futures have downside potential, gathering influence from wheat futures and crop ratings in the near term. “I’m looking for an improvement in crop ratings next week, which might put a […]

Delicious brownies made from black beans – recipe

Have you ever imagined you can make delicious brownies using dry black beans? Here’s a recipe that will allow you do just that – and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. Once you start working with dry beans, it’s a snap. Pro Tip: You can always soak then cook your dry beans ahead of time, and […]

Thompsons welcomes Rob Wallbridge as Organic Specialist

Blenheim, Ontario, Canada –  July 14, 2016 Thompsons Limited is pleased to announce that Rob Wallbridge has joined the company as Organic Specialist. Rob grew up on conventional dairy and cash crop farms in Central and Eastern Ontario. He comes to Thompsons with more than 15 years of experience in organic crop certification, production and […]