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June 11, 2019

Corn and soybean crop insurance deadlines extended in Ontario

Agricorp has extended the production insurance planting deadlines for corn and soybeans by up to five days for some regions of Ontario in response to difficult planting conditions across the province.

Ontario corn producers switching to shorter-season hybrids or soybeans

With continued rainfall, some Ontario corn growers are switching to shorter-season hybrids, or changing their intended corn acres to soybeans. Corn planting progress for the province is estimated at 60 per cent complete.

Excellence Award for Ag Students winners announced

Paula Eraso, Charles-Étienne Ferland and Alexandra Stinson were announced as the winners of the 2018-2019 Excellence Award for Ag Students Competition. Each student submitted a response to this year’s competition question, “How can agriculture bridge the increasing rural and urban divide?”
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Featured News 
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Wet/dry soil problems

Whether the weather is too wet, or too dry, it’s not just right for soil conditions. Marla Riekman’s presentation during the 2019 Soil Summit broke down compaction, salinity and what needs to be done. For much of Eastern Canada enduring wet weather, Riekman discusses how to manage soil if it’s already compacted and what to do to prevent compaction. » Learn more
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How might consumer attitudes against genetically modified foods be shifted?

Consumer attitudes toward genetically modified foods in Canada are lukewarm at best. Marketing research out of the University of Saskatchewan took inventory of current attitudes and industry communication and found out that particular changes to the industry’s approach could help shift consumer attitudes. » Learn more