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March 19, 2019

Government expands support to Ontario corn farmers impacted by DON

Beginning in the 2019 crop year, the new corn salvage benefit includes extended deadlines, increased loan limits, investments in grain storage research, and a cost-share program to help with DON testing costs. The salvage benefit also expands to include organic corn producers.

Government of Canada helps the wheat sector increase export market share

The Canadian government invests up to $6.2 million to help the Canadian International Grains Institute expand the market for Canadian wheat through technical support, market research, and customized training for customers and commercial partners in over 50 countries.

Video: Marla Riekman breaks down compaction and salinity problems

Marla Riekman presented on wet/dry soil problems and what needs to be done at the 2019 Soil Management and Sustainability Summit. In our third Speaker Spotlight video, Riekman breaks down the major factors contributing to compaction and salinity, and ways to manage both.
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Malting barley for northern Ontario

Northern Ontario is almost parallel to Western Canada, so western varieties of malt barley tend to do well. With a favourable market situation and growing local craft beer sector, agronomic research is being done to help this crop grow more popular in the north. Here’s a breakdown of previous malting barley trials, tips for growing the crop, and market opportunities for greater production. » Learn more
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GMC Sierra wins the 2019 Canadian Truck King title

The Canadian Truck King Challenge, an annual event that tests the newest trucks through real-world situations, crowned the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali as its champion. The Challenge tested each vehicle with hefty payloads and significant towing loads, revealing characteristics that could have gone unnoticed. The findings are a must-see resource. » Learn more
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New CAN Security Code of Practice Offers Unified Best Practices for Retailers, Handlers

Members of Fertilizer Canada continue to demonstrate their commitment to the safe and secure handling and storage of products with the new Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) Security Code of Practice. This Code joins the Anhydrous Ammonia and Ammonium Nitrate Codes of Practice, which set mandatory compliance for members.

Retailers and distributors of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate have an opportunity to demonstrate their own commitment to security by getting certified under the CAN Security Code in 2019.
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Drayton Farm Show

Mar. 27-28
Drayton, Ont.
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Thunder Bay Spring Farm Conference

April 2-4
Kakabeka Falls, Ont.
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