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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

2020 grains, oilseeds and pulse outlook update: Weather and global demand to influence profitability

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a global recession, highlighted by severe supply chain disruptions, including reductions in processing capacity and plant shutdowns. Despite these challenges, trade of Canadian grains, oilseeds and pulses has performed well in the first half of 2020.

2020 Wine Grape Price Agreement

The Grape Growers of Ontario, under unique circumstances, came to a consensus yesterday with Ontario’s wine processors on the 2020 wine grape prices. After a full day of negotiations, the Grape Growers of Ontario agreed to accept the processors final offer of an overall 1% increase.

Western Bean Cutworm Catches are Climbing

We are just entering into Week 10 of trapping. Western bean cutworm trap catches have definitely increased over the last few days.

Ontario Improving Farm Animal Health and Agricultural Productivity

Research investment will help farmers safely manage livestock

Burnbrae Farms donates more than 3.6 million eggs to Canadian food banks

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Burnbrae Farms has established a crisis relief program to support Canadian families in need of assistance.

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