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June 18, 2019

Planting progress: Break in weather provides relief for Ontario

After weeks of wet conditions, Ontario producers received a break in the weather that allowed for significant planting progress to be made. Planting progress is reported up to 95 per cent complete for corn, and up to 75 per cent complete for soybeans in some regions.

Canada’s realized net farm income down in 2018

Canadian agricultural producers experienced the largest percentage decrease to realized net farm income since 2006, with income falling 45.1 per cent in 2018. Rising feed, interest and labour costs, together with little change in farm cash receipts, pushed realized net farm income lower.

Eight Ontario ag start-ups awarded seed funding to grow

Eight agriculture start-ups will receive seed funding of up to $30,000 each to help them grow their operations. The companies range from an online grain marketplace, to a hybrid seed company, to an artificial intelligence platform that predicts yields and Fusarium risk in Ontario corn.
TCE Photo Contest - SS1

Top Crop Manager's 2019 Cover Photo Contest

With the spotlight on agriculture in the news, Top Crop Manager wants to share a different perspective: yours. For the duration of the season, we want to see your field views. What does being a part of Canadian agriculture look like to you?

The winner will be featured on the cover of our national December issue. Photos will be accepted until October 15, 2019. » Learn more
Featured News 
Feature 1

Loyal to the soil: intercropping insights

Putting soil first means keeping the soil diverse, covered and alive. With these soil health goals in mind, Derek Axten shared his experience with intercropping during the 2019 Soil Summit. Axten walked through what crops were experimented with, what did residue management look like, and what the results were – for yields and for soil health. » Learn more
Feature 2

Making soil great again

Without great soil, the ability of a field to produce productive and profitable crops is degraded. During the 2019 Soil Summit, David Lobb looked back at the history of soil health in Canada, where it’s been, and where it’s going. In addition, Lobb broke down the cost of bad soil and shared some experiments conducted to regain the greatness of soil. » Learn more