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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

Disease Prevention Increases in Importance

A Professor with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says the swine sector is placing a greater emphasis on the strategies that will prevent the introduction of diseases onto farms. In light of evolving disease pressures prevention has become a top priority.

House of Commons Expected to Approve USMCA by Easter

The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is confident the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be approved by the House of Commons by about Easter.

SHIC Prioritises Swine Disease Information Sharing in 2020

The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says enhanced information sharing on domestic and international disease monitoring will be among SHIC's top priorities during 2020.

Grain Growers of Canada support senate bill to exempt natural gas and propane from carbon tax

The Grain Growers of Canada (GCC) strongly support the Senate Public Bill S-215 brought forward by Senator Diane Griffin to exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax.

PLAN FOR A SUCCESSFUL WINTER WHEAT CROP

It’s time to look ahead and plan for a successful 2020 growing season. Taking a drive around the countryside, it’s hard to draw your eyes away from the healthy-looking wheat crop.

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