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Application dates remain the same, despite tax filing deadline extension

Reading Time: 2 minutes Even though the federal government has extended the tax filing deadlines many farmers will benefit from getting their year-end financial work done before planting. If you are expecting tax refunds, doing the work now will mean a quicker return to help with cash flow. The other reason to complete your year-end is to ensure you […] Read more

Van Camp: Olive branches offered through new gaps in tariff wall

Reading Time: 4 minutes What do you get when you mix milk and eggs with a looming election? A “free” trade deal that gained major market access in Asia for Canada, but managed to keeps the tariffs for Canada’s supply-managed commodities. After all the barking from New Zealand, cows parading on Parliament Hill, tweets, heart-wrenching videos on Facebook, election […] Read more

Van Camp: More technology=more food=less hunger

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the challenge of world hunger is complex, Jeff Simmons believes food security issues can be solved by global adaptation of technology and open trade “We can feed 10 billion people, it’s access and policy that hinders that ability,” the president of Elanco Animal Health said in a recent phone interview with Country Guide. Since […] Read more

Roundup-resistant ragweed confirmed in Ont.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed is officially in Ontario, weed scientist Peter Sikkema confirmed Tuesday. Researchers grew plants from seeds of giant ragweed found in farmers’ fields in the southwestern part of the province in 2008 and the resulting weeds were resistant to glyphosate, Sikkema said at a farmers’ meeting at Uxbridge, Ont. During the meeting, he […] Read more