Published: Northumberland View, Aug 21, 2013
Earlier this month, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) announced that the Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) had renewed funding for 2013 from Environment Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources. Farmers will be able to access cost-share funding for on-farm projects that benefit […]
By: Luke Runyon Published: Harvest Public Media, July 10, 2013
While the farming community continues to age fewer young people are filling the ranks, prompting the question: Do young people even want to farm anymore?
The quick answer is yes, just not in the same numbers as they used to. And surveys indicate many […]
By: Tom Spears Published: Ottawa Citizen, July 23, 2013
OTTAWA — Canada geese may have spread viable seeds of genetically modified wheat grown at the Central Experimental Farm, documents from Agriculture Canada show.
The odds aren’t high, the department says. But the geese ate the experimental wheat last summer at the Experimental Farm. Geese are […]
Published: No Tech Magazine, February 13, 2013.
The Culticycle: a Pedal-Powered Tractor”The Culticycle is a pedal powered tractor that can cultivate, seed, spray, or pull gear for most low horsepower tasks. Small tractors do many jobs very well and very fast, but also consume fuel, compact soil, cost a lot, and cause physical damage to the […]
August 7, 2013
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, farmer to farmer, about the OBA’s request for a suspension on neonicotinoid pesticides for field crops.
As someone whose family is still farming and who is running a large beekeeping operation, I understand full well the challenges we all face to […]
Tarrah Young Green Being Farm August 14, 2013
Hopefully you have heard the devastating news by now, but beekeepers all over are reporting catastrophic losses to their hives. In the past 2 years alone, we’ve seen a 35% decline in bee populations in Ontario! In fact, just yesterday beekeeper Dave Schuit of Elmwood […]
Published: The Financial Times, July 21, 2013
Monsanto, the US agricultural group, has abandoned its decade-long bid for permission to grow a range of genetically modified crops on European soil. The move comes shortly after Owen Paterson, the UK environment minister, warned that Europe was missing out on one of the most important agricultural advances since the 18th […]
Published: BBC News, July 24, 2013
A farmer in the northern Indian state of Bihar is using magic shows to promote organic farming, Amarnath Tewary reports from Govindpur village in Muzaffarpur district.
Shreekant Kushwaha, in his late 40s, is a farmer who is a trained magician and has been using his skills to convince […]
By: Dave Pink Published: Ag Media Inc, July 19, 2013
An Arkansas-based weed specialist is encouraging Ontario farmers to change their ways and reduce their reliance upon a single weed control.
“You can change, or you can follow us over the cliff,” Ford Baldwin said at at a tour of the Bayer CropScience research […]
Published: Northumberland View, July 15, 2013
Recent talk of new tariffs demonstrates that policies to stop urban sprawl are not just good for the environment, but essential ingredients for our economic security
Recent moves by the Canadian government to slap new tariffs on American goods demonstrate the importance of policies that stop urban sprawl from gobbling up […]