The Dot Technology Corp. platform will be at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show as part of a new Evolution of Farming Demonstration.

Dot autonomous platform to make eastern-Canada debut at COFS

The platform will be part of a new Evolution of Farming Demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Ontario farmers will get the chance to see the Canadian-made Dot autonomous farming platform at this year’s Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. The Dot A-U1 Power Platform is an autonomous platform with no cab and in fact, it looks little like a regular tractor. The platform attaches to implements like a drill or a sprayer unit. […] Read more

Glyphosate is used as a burn down, but also in glyphosate-resistant crops.

Canada, France head in different directions on glyphosate

Health Canada says it stands by its earlier re-evaluation of the herbicide, finding it safe for labelled use

The Canadian federal health department says it continues to have no concerns about the safety of the glyphosate herbicide after it reviewed eight notices of objection received after it released its final re-evaluation decision on glyphosate in April 2017. The objections were filed with Health Canada in June and July that year by individuals and […] Read more

Where’s the beef? It’s in the upper righthand corner of the new edition of Canada’s Food Guide, in the section labelled ‘Eat protein foods.’

A plateful of advice offered in new national food guide

But that plate has less meat, more plant-based protein, and water is the ‘drink of choice’

“Don’t see a lot of meat or dairy!” That tweet from Simon Somogyi, Arrell Chair in the Business of Food at University of Guelph food expert summed up the reaction of many farm groups in the country following the unveiling of the revamped Canada’s Food Guide. As expected, Health Canada’s new edition of the guide […] Read more

The Cronin family recently joined Alliance Genetics Canada.

Alliance Genetics growing Ontario hog nucleus with new member

The Cronin family’s new Norfolk County barn will be a purebred genetic nucleus for AGC

Alliance Genetics is expanding its Ontario purebred nucleus herd with a new partner. Mike and Amy Cronin of Cronin Family Farms are joining Alliance Genetics Canada (AGC) with a new 1,500-sow barn in Norfolk County that will serve as a purebred genetic nucleus for Vista Villa Genetics, a partner in AGC. The Cronins join existing […] Read more

Rabies vaccinations and livestock fairs to be simplified

The provincial government has proposed simplifying the rule that resulted in many 4-H animals having to be vaccinated for rabies before they were taken to local fairs. The regulations implemented by the previous Liberal government required that animals that came in contact with the public had to be vaccinated. The regulation said that as long […] Read more


The 4Rs include applying fertilizer at the right rate, the right time and in the right place.

New funding continues 4R nutrient program

The program, with several local partners, will continue for three years

Government and farm groups have renewed their investment in 4R nutrient stewardship, ensuring the program, popular in Ontario, continues for three more years. The renewal of the partnership between Fertilizer Canada, Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), the Ontario Agri Business Association (OABA), Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), the Ontario Federation of […] Read more

Cover crops are one of the ways that soil health can be enhanced.

Donation to boost soil health outreach

Donors aim to make sure best soil health information reaches farmers

The University of Guelph marked World Soil Day by announcing a $500,000 donation for soil health outreach in Ontario. The donation was made by Lillie Ann Morris, who has worked for more than four decades in agricultural advertising sales, Glacier FarmMedia, publisher of Farmtario and the agricultural division of information communications company Glacier Media Inc., […] Read more

Marc Carere acclaimed as Sheep Farmers of Ontario chair

Heather Little and John Hemsted are the new vice-chairs of the organization

Ontario Sheep Farmers elected its officers for 2018-19 and recognized the achievements of some of its members at its recent annual general meeting in Alliston. District 7 director Marc Carere was acclaimed as chair. Carere, his wife Helen and son Matt operate Ballinahistle Farms, a large commercial ewe flock and lamb feedlot. He replaces Rob […] Read more



Nate Caughill was the junior winner at the recent Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Ontario boy wins Young Speaker for Ag junior title

Nate Caughill, of Melancthon, Ont. won the junior title at the recent Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition at the Royal Winter Fair. Casey Riddle, of Elmira, Ont., was the second runner-up in the senior category. The senior champion was Emmett Sawyer of Acme, Alta. The 34th edition of CYSA welcomed 29 competitors, aged 11 […] Read more