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big changes at CKNX farm news
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This is a copy of an email I recently sent to CKNX radio AM920.caI really had to search your am920.ca web site to find out what happened to the 8:30 farm news. You'd think a significant change in a…Continue

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August 2010 Rural Voice column by John Beardsley…

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Posted on July 28, 2010 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

Break through in soybean yields?

Soybean yields in North America have been stalled over the past 20 years as pests like aphids and Soybean Cyst Nematodes take hold. When farmers plant certified seed it allows seed companies to put profits back into research and development. Companies like Syngenta, Monsanto and Dupont are spending millions of dollars a day in research and development. With these investments by the seed industry we may finally see the soybean yield trends going in the same positive direction as the corn yield… Continue

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 6:47pm

Pass the Mayonaise originally written for the September issue of the Rural Voice Magazine

Don't read this article on local food; go to http://www.eatrealeatlocal.ca/ and watch a short video. Seriously, watch the video, download it, send the link to all your friends and contact lists. It should be required reading for every politician and bureaucrat.

Pig farmers will have to examine these latest government handouts and determine if the glass is half empty or half full. I would like to thumb my nose at all government programs. They are all made up of half measures and ad hoc vote… Continue

Posted on September 10, 2009 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

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At 3:08pm on November 9, 2009, Lisa McLean said…
Hi John, I remember you from back in your CFWF days. Nice to see you around here!
At 5:48pm on October 9, 2009, John Donkers said…
Yes I am in the pig business.. Dont ask me why.. i think its sorta like being in the cattle business..kinda get use to punishment.. LOL.. I use to have 200 sows farrow to finish.. then a couple years ago I depopulated and renovated for early wean to finish.. Been losing money hand over fist for over 3 years now.. 2 years ago aprox I started a Restoration business out of Mitchell Ontario. Working hard trying to make the business a success.
At 8:32pm on October 7, 2009, John Donkers said…
Hi John..

No i'm not a relative of Elbert, he is more "good" then I am LOL..
At 8:35am on October 6, 2009, Jennifer Haley said…
I know you John! I am the ED at Ontario Veal (since 1998) so I think we have crossed paths a couple of times here and there!
At 5:28am on October 6, 2009, Dale Ketcheson said…
You mean Jack? I'm not related very closely but I know him pretty well. I'm more closely related to his wife.
At 4:58pm on September 25, 2009, Andrew Douglas said…
Nope, not with CG anymore. I'm working on the DuPont and Pioneer accounts at McCormick Global.
At 1:35am on September 18, 2009, Grant said…
Hi John
Doubt I'll post much, but Andrew sent me the info so I thought I would check it out. Way too busy. Been hardly at home for more than a few hours over the last two weeks.

Hope you are keeping well.
G
At 11:49am on August 28, 2009, John Beardsley said…
thanks farm dot com for doing this and especially for you statements of standards and ethics. Flaming is so un cool dude
 
 
 

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