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Will the Liberals reverse their decision about on farm solar power generation MicroFIT rates?

Blindsided by the light

August 2010 Rural Voice column by John Beardsley…

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Added by John Beardsley 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

Added by John Beardsley on November 10, 2009 at 6:47pm — No Comments

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

Added by John Beardsley on September 10, 2009 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Confirmed finding of African swine fever in Haiti

Following the confirmed finding of African swine fever (ASF) in the Dominican Republic in July 2021, ASF has since been confirmed in Haiti.

Ag In The Classroom Launches Virtual Farm Tour Program

Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba (AITC-M) has launched Follow the Farmers, a new virtual farm tour program for students in Grades 3-6. “This new program will help bring farming and agriculture to classrooms across the province in a time when getting out to a farm is just not possible,” said Sue Clayton, AITC-M’s Executive Director. “Since students can’t go to the farm, we’re bringing the farms to them, giving them the opportunity to learn, ask questions and increase their overall ag literacy.”

Grain Growers of Canada congratulate PM Justin Trudeau, urge a renewed focus on farmers’ priorities

The Grain Growers of Canada would like to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their results in yesterday’s federal election.

Governments Investing $2.5 million to Bring Agri-food Research to Market

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $2.5 million to turn innovative ideas and solutions into marketable products that will strengthen Ontario’s agri-food sector and ensure Ontarians continue to have access to safe, high quality food the province is known for.

De Dell Seeds Has Turned Over a New Leaf

De Dell Seeds has turned over a new leaf, and transferred its ownership and management to the next generation. Founded by Vince Trudell in 1999, De Dell Seeds has grown and evolved over the past 22 years while maintaining its family roots.

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