Today’s precipitation

Reading Time: 1 minute Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more

Made-for-Ontario tomatoes get Dutch distribution partner

Reading Time: 1 minute Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland’s) tomatoes designed for Ontario conditions now have a distribution partner. Vineland has partnered with Eminent Seeds to produce and distribute the seeds for the first three varieties of greenhouse-grown tomatoes-on-the-vine (TOVs) developed by the research and innovation centre with input from both consumers and growers. The Netherlands-based company, chosen […] Read more

Newly harvested rice.

PHOTOS: Company hopes rice harvest the first of many

Reading Time: 1 minute Ontario FangZheng Agriculture Enterprise Inc. recently harvested its first field of rice, near Pain Court. It was a small test plot but the farm has plans to increase the acreage next year. Researchers have looked at the potential of growing rice in Ontario on and off, but this is the first commercial attempt at raising […] Read more

An artist’s rendering of the new bee research centre.

University of Guelph creates bee research centre

Reading Time: 1 minute The University of Guelph is expanding its pollinator health and conservation program into North America’s first one-stop shop for honey bee research, education and outreach. The university is planning a $12-million facility aimed at helping understand the stressors affecting honey bees and other pollinators. A recent gift from the Riviere Charitable Foundation will cover a […] Read more

New Queen of the Furrow Heidi Frey plows during competition.

Frey wins 2019 Queen of the Furrow competition

Reading Time: 1 minute Drayton’s Heidi Frey is the next Ontario Queen of the Furrow. She was selected to wear the crown during the 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Verner, West Nipissing. “I can’t believe this is real. I’m so honoured to be chosen out of this amazing group of girls that I’ve gotten to spend […] Read more

Kraft Heinz Canada uses about 180 million pounds of Ontario tomatoes in its products every year, Highbury Canco said.

Heinz renews agreement for Ontario tomatoes

Reading Time: 1 minute Highbury Canco has renewed its agreement with Kraft Heinz Canada to produce Kraft Heinz products at its Leamington, Ont., facility. The multi-year agreement is worth about $1 billion at retail value. Highbury Canco has a long-standing relationship with Kraft Heinz Canada, producing some of Canada’s most beloved brands, including Heinz beans, Heinz tomato juice and […] Read more

Case IH’s AutoBoom XRT comes with three radar sensors along the boom.

Case IH automates spray boom height on Patriots, Tridents

Radar sensors are strategically placed along the boom to manage height

Reading Time: 1 minute Case IH is offering automatic boom height control as an available feature on its Patriot and Trident lines of sprayers. The “next-generation” system automatically adjusts the booms using a combination of chassis monitoring and sensors to function as a “look ahead” and detect changes in terrain, the company said in a release. The radar sensors […] Read more

Nuffield Canada chooses four scholarship candidates for 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute An Ontario farmer is among four chosen as Nuffield Scholarship candidates for 2020. Amy Cronin, an Ontario hog farmer, Andrew Rosychuk, Jodi Souter and Dawn Trautman are the 2020 winners. “Nuffield Canada is connected to an extensive global network of international Nuffield alumni, who continue to support travelling scholars to maximize their learning experience in […] Read more

Brigid Rivoire Award recognizes agricultural mental health advocates

Reading Time: 1 minute Applications are now open for the second annual Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health. The award is for individuals, organizations or groups that have made an outstanding contribution in raising awareness, addressing the stigma, and supporting agricultural mental health. “Mental health in agriculture has finally been receiving some much-warranted attention, but there’s […] Read more

Barry Senft, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario is leaving the organization next April.

Grain farmers CEO steps down

Barry Senft led the organization for a decade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Barry Senft is leaving Grain Farmers of Ontario. Senft, who has been CEO of the farm organization since 2009, will step down from the role in April 2020. He took leadership of Grain Farmers of Ontario just before the organization was relaunched after the amalgamation of the Ontario Corn Producers‘ Association, Ontario Soybean Growers and […] Read more