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Ontarians honoured with Soil Champion Awards

Dr. Laura Van Eerd awarded in the extension category, Henry Denotter wins in the producer category By Diana Martin Glacier FarmMedia staff Two soil health contributors were recently honoured with Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) 2021 Soil Champion Awards. “This year we are lucky enough to be able to award two worthy nominees,” […]

All quiet on the organic market front

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff The organic grain market remains relatively quiet across Canada heading into the winter, with the excitement of harvest in the rear-view mirror and most of the activity now confined to filling old contracts. Large supplies seem to have many end users on the sidelines for the time being. “Our […]

As harvest yields varied, crop quality was good

By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff The 2020 harvest of organic grain crops in Ontario and across the Prairies saw yields vary while quality was generally very good. Ontario benefitted from better weather than the hot, dry conditions that dominated the Prairies just before harvest. Harro Wehrmann of Wehrmann Grain and Seeds in Ripley, Ont. […]