Today’s precipitation

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

Ontario Swine Improvement hires general manager

Ontario Swine Improvement recently announced that Rod de Wolde from Millbrook, Ont., has been named general manager of the organization. First elected to the OSI board of directors in 2005-06, de Wolde has spent the past 6 1/2 years as board chair. He must step down from that position to accept the general manager’s role, […] Read more

Ontario launches Excellence in Agriculture program

Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has announced that the Excellence in Agriculture program is open for applications and now includes a new category to recognize outstanding young farmers. The Excellence in Agriculture program recognizes agri-food innovations and advancements that demonstrate leadership, product development or technology advancement that will benefit the […] Read more

Ahead of its unveiling at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show, DOT offered a very brief film-noir-style close-up sneak peek at the new row-crop planter in a YouTube video.

DOT to showcase new row-crop planter at COFS

Ontario farmers will be the first to see a new Seedmaster planter for row crops married to the DOT autonomous power platform at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. The company is launching its new prototype planter at the show adding a critical piece to the implements that can be mated to the Canadian-made Dot autonomous farming […] Read more

Keith Robbins.

Robbins named new processing vegetable growers manager

The new GM will join the organization at a time of change in marketing

Keith Robbins is the new general manager of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG). Robbins, who comes from the Poultry Industry Council to the OPVG, is an experienced employee and manager of agriculture industry associations. Robbins starts his new role Sept. 17 and takes over from Cathy Lennon who is the new general manager of […] Read more

Young plant growing in soil on green bokeh background

COFS demos: Finding the value in fertilizer spreaders

More farmers are doing their own precision application of dry fertilizer

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is hosting a new Fertilizer Spreader Demo this year as part of its extensive, ongoing list of field demonstrations. Other demos in this year’s line-up include the Tillage of Cover Crops Demo and Evolution of Farming Demo, Featuring Dot Technology Corp. and presented by Corteva Agriscience. “Demonstrating fertilizer spreaders this year […] Read more

Soil health is getting more focus on farms.

Soil health gets bigger focus at COFS

Researchers and new technology demos are being featured at the show

There are several new initiatives at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) this year related to soil health, including soil researchers, new technology and practices. Soils at Guelph, a new outreach initiative from the University of Guelph aims to bridge the gap between farmers and soil researchers. People involved in the initiative will be at the […] Read more

Snobelen Farms to build new seed facility

Construction of a world-class seed processing, treatment and packaging facility at the Snobelen Farms Ltd. Palmerston location will begin this summer, the company announced. The new facility will produce high-quality seed, offer several seed treatment options and allow Snobelen Farms Ltd. to better serve customers. The Palmerston expansion is a result of recent growth in […] Read more

Cheryl Smith is the new CEO of Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

Dairy Farmers of Ontario hires new CEO

Cheryl Smith will fill the position that has been vacant for about six months

Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s board of directors has announced Cheryl Smith has been hired as chief executive officer (CEO). She comes to Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) from Parmalat where she recently retired after being a member of the executive team and general manager of the cheese division. She has 30 years of leadership experience, […] Read more

Crop year ends with grain export record

Both major railways have announced record grain shipments, and with a more than a week left in the crop year, total Canadian grain exports had already topped last year’s record. The Canadian Grain Commission reports that as of July 21, with 10 days left in the 2018-19 crop year, total exports of Canadian grain had […] Read more