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Union reaches tentative deal with CN Rail

Teamsters Canada and CN Rail have reached a tentative deal to end a week-long strike. CN's normal operations will resume Wednesday Nov. 27 at 6 a.m. local time across Canada.

Propane shortage pained eastern Canadian producers

Producers in Ontario and Quebec were looking for alternate ways to dry their corn in response to the recently resolved strike that limited the availability of propane. OMAFRA's James Dyck laid out the steps on how to use natural (unheated) air to dry corn.

OFA awards education bursaries to three Ontario agriculture students

Robert Matson of Caledon, Nolan McLarty of West Lorne and Natalie Templeton of Kemptville, Ont., were awarded $2,000 to assist with their post-secondary education in an agricultural program.
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Featured News 
Feature 1

Lower inputs, higher returns?

Could reducing the seeding rate in the most productive zones of a dry bean field result in better economic returns for this high-cost crop? A field-scale project is underway in Ontario to answer this question. » Learn more
Feature 2

Building a better soybean

A new research initiative at the University of Guelph in Ontario is aimed at producing new food grade, non-genetically modified soybean varieties that are high yielding, disease resistant and possess improved food qualities sought out by end-users, such as increased protein content for soymilk and tofu products. » Learn more

Bonus Podcast: Takeaways from the Canola Discovery Forum 2019

This bonus episode of Inputs is all about canola – from how harvest was to producer plans for 2020. Associate editor Stephanie Gordon shares highlights from when she travelled to Winnipeg to attend the Canola Discovery Forum from Nov. 13 to 15, 2019. In the episode, Keith Gabert, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, shares ways growers can improve their integrated pest management strategies, producers Scott Keller and Troy LaForge share what they do on their operation, and Ashley Robinson, Canadian agriculture reporter with Bloomberg, shares the latest news on the China-Canada canola trade dispute. » Listen here