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Assessing winter wheat survival

This year’s winter wheat crop was off to a great start thanks to excellent weather conditions this past fall, which gave many growers the opportunity to get the crop in early. >> Read full article

Know the tax rules when earning money from a hobby

There are limitations that the Canada Revenue Agency places on personal services businesses and the ability to claim the small business deduction for work done by a spouse for the incorporated farm business. >> Read full article

Ontario corn prices plunge

Booming corn hopes south of the border – with more acreage forecast and more current corn inventory than predicted even a few weeks ago – sent already-struggling prices for Ontario’s golden grain tumbling again last week. >> Read full article

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     Featured News 
    On the lookout

    On the lookout

    There’s some debate about when to sound the alarm on Palmer amaranth. Those struggling to help farmers combat the weed in the United States insist the sooner, the better. Folks who know Eastern Canada assure farmers it isn’t time to panic. Yet.

    Palmer amaranth, known more commonly among American farmers as Palmer pigweed, has been traveling north through the midwestern states, Ohio, Pennsylvania and now Michigan. Scattered plants have also been reported in Ontario, but Dave Bilyea, a weed science technician at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus, confirms none of these isolated cases are of any concern so far. However, he does believe farmers in Ontario do need to be vigilant moving forward. >> Learn More…

     Event Calendar 

    SIA 2016 Annual Convention

    April 6, 2016
    Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan >> More Info

    Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference

    June 14-16, 2016
    Location: Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon >> More Info

    Canada's Farm Progress Show

    June 15-17, 2016
    Location: Regina >> More Info