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Peter Gredig's Blog – August 2009 Archive (3)

Do you want biotech wheat?

Do you want biotech wheat?



Two weeks ago I wrote about my hopes for the next phase of biotech traits for agriculture. Since then, grower and processor organizations representing Canada, U.S. and Australia have come forward to indicate they are actively advocating for genetically modified wheat.



Earlier efforts to bring GM wheat with herbicide tolerance to the marketplace failed miserably. Importing nations, end users and consumers put a quick stop to this initiative a few… Continue

Added by Peter Gredig on August 22, 2009 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Interest Rates - Where From Here?

Interest rates – where from here?



Nothing sharpens management skills like a mortgage. For most producers, debt is an inescapable part of the business. In fact, it’s possible that knowing how to manage and optimize debt may be at least as important as agronomy and productivity considerations.



For agriculture, the silver lining to a global recession in outside markets is historically low interest rates. The temptation to take advantage of cheap money is very strong. For crop… Continue

Added by Peter Gredig on August 22, 2009 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Mid-Season Corn/Soy Review

Mid-Season Review



For corn and soybean growers, the calendar says we are well past the mid-season mark, but in many parts of corn/soy country, the crops didn’t get the memo.



With late planting and cool weather from spring through the end of July, it’s a race to the finish line for many corn and soybean fields. The “F” word – frost – is starting to pop up in farmer conversations and with market analysts trying to get a handle on whether we are headed for bumper crops and… Continue

Added by Peter Gredig on August 19, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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

A new option for agri-tech commercialization

The road to commercialization can be difficult for start-ups. Recognizing this challenge in the Canadian agri-tech space, venture capital investor AVAC Group decided to act and create a new option for innovators to bring their technologies to market.

The Fertilizer Accelerating Solutions & Technology Challenge – opens October 5th, 2022

Bioenterprise Canada Corporation (Bioenterprise) is pleased to partner with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to support the delivery of the Fertilizer Accelerating Solutions & Technology Challenge

Canada and Ontario Increasing Access to High-Speed Internet in Oxford County

The governments of Canada and Ontario are each investing more than $950,000 to bring high-speed internet access to more than 930 homes, farms and businesses in Oxford County.

Canada and Ontario Building Broadband in Lambton and Middlesex counties

The governments of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Inc., will soon be providing fast, reliable high-speed internet access to more than 1,650 families, farms and businesses in Lambton and Middlesex counties.

Province Supporting Made-in-Ontario Fertilizer Solutions for Farmers

The Ontario government is investing up to $2 million over two years in the Fertilizer Accelerating Solutions & Technology Challenge

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