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  • Kearney, Ontario
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Farm Crops, Farm Other

Ferrier's Maplebee Farm is a small company we started in 2012. We started small with 11 hives and 300 maple taps just to see what we where up against. After that first year we where hooked. We find it quite rewarding an relaxing which is a hard thing to find in a business/job. In 2014 we increased to 110 hives and 600 taps in the trees. 2015 will be another expansion hopefully to 1000 taps and 150 hives and we are going to sell 50 nucs or small hives in the spring to help with the money needed for the expansion. We are planning on making a living this year on the the money our farm produces which is very exiting and scary at the same time. You don't know what mother nature is going to throw at you. I guess like all other types of farming you just need to learn to adapt.

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

Agricultural Leadership Fundraiser Raises Over $105,000

Funds will promote leadership excellence and build international ag-sector relations.

Farmers encouraged to make a budget

Making a budget is something many farmers often avoid. IntelliFarm President Brian Voth says even though it's unpopular, sitting down and making a budget is important for your farm. "Honestly in the last year, year and a half, we could get away without doing a budget because basically we're in a situation where you couldn't not make money. As long as you actually had a crop or some version of a crop.

Farmers dealing with aphids and grasshoppers: Crop Pest Update

Insects: Insects of greatest concern currently are aphids in small grain cereals and soybeans, and grasshoppers. Insecticides have been applied for soybean aphid in some fields in Eastern and Central Manitoba. High populations of aphids are present in some fields of wheat, oats and barley, with insecticides applications occurring. There has been some spraying for Lygus bugs in canola in the Swan Valley area of the Northwest.

CP Rail reaches 2-year agreement with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference

Canadian Pacific Railway has announced a new two-year collective agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) - Train and Engine following binding arbitration. The new agreement includes a 3.5 percent wage increase in 2022 and 2023 and increased benefits. 

Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network: End-of-season assessment of the ascochyta/mycosphaerella complex of field pea

During June and July, crop scouting for the ascochyta/mycosphaerella complex in field pea is critical for assessing risk and gauging the need for and timing of an in-crop fungicide application.  However, late season crop scouting is also important as it can be used to assess the prevalence, severity and impact of these disease issues.

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