By: Pat Shaver Published: The Pantagraph, April 05, 2014
Congerville farmer Henry Brockman admits he doesn’t understand Facebook.
“I’ve never seen Facebook with my own eyes,” said Brockman, whose business is called Henry’s Farm. Yet the Henry’s Farm Facebook page is updated frequently by his sister, Terra Brockman. Marketing online and in person has become […]
By Caitlin Hall of ReRoot Organic Farm
So soil, undoubtedly the most important piece of the gardening puzzle. Also possibly the most complex and difficult to understand, at least for someone like me who didn’t fare so well in high school biology. Despite this, I’ve found ways to ensure my soil is healthy, […]
By: Ramon J. Seidler Published: Mail Tribune, April 13, 2014 “GMO seeds have not been shown to definitively increase yield potentials” and “in fact, the yields of herbicide-tolerant or insect-resistant seeds may be occasionally lower than the yields of conventional varieties.” A February 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture report declared what many scientists already knew: […]
By Sam Brasch Published: ModernFarmer, March 25, 2014 Raw milk vending machines are drawing plenty of European customers — and increasing amount of envy from raw milk advocates in the United States. Europe’s embrace of raw milk vending machines isn’t new. Such daring dispensers of unpasteurized dairy can be found in France, Croatia, Switzerland, […]
By: Nicholas Robinson Published: Food Manufacture.co.uk, 26-March-2014 Organic farmers are increasingly moving into food manufacturing in search of higher margins and greater financial security, it has emerged. To read more click here.
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From the cban website March 2014. GM Alfalfa Release Delayed! Your actions are working. Thanks to all your protest, we have kept GM alfalfa off the market this spring! The company Forage Genetics International (FGI) will not release genetically modified (GM) alfalfa this spring, thanks to farmer and consumer opposition. Your continued protest, […]
Neonicotinoids are dangerous to bees and other pollinators and are a primary cause of the massive bee deaths . A majority of the Court today rallied behind motions of the Animal Welfare Party for a national ban on the use of this insecticide in agriculture and retail sales . Neonicotinoids are relatively new agricultural […]
By: Tom Spears Published: Ottawa Citizen, April 1, 2014 OTTAWA — Even if you never go near a farm, you benefit from pencil-and-paper math done by a young Ontario crop scientist exactly 50 years ago. Murray Brown produced the first detailed map of exactly how much heat the sun delivers to each farming area […]
By: Amanda Brodhagen Published: Farms.com
Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture (OMAF) is worried about the spread of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). The invasive species can cause widespread damage to fruit, vegetable and soybean crops.
The stink bug could become a real nuisance for Ontario farmers this year.
It has already been spotted […]