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Farmer with 10,000 acres in Northern Ontario says there’s opportunity north

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

Farmer with 10,000 acres in Northern Ontario says there’s opportunity north

EARLTON - In 1982, when Norman Koch moved a six-hour drive north from his home at New Hamburg, just west of Kitchener, he didn’t plan on farming. Koch’s business was building barns and silos, and he moved to the northern Ontario town of Earlton, (current pop. 1,266), to do just that.... 

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Dairy brothers invite sales guy into the farm, get a new freestall barn inside of a year

Posted on Apr 26th, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

Dairy brothers invite sales guy into the farm, get a new freestall barn inside of a year

RUSSELL - Two years ago, Tom Schoeni, 53, and his brother Martin, 61, weren’t sure if their children wanted to take over the family farm, so they looked outside the family for a potential successor and partner. They didn’t have to look far.... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn yield record smashed, soybeans fell behind

Posted on Mar 15th, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn yield record smashed, soybeans fell behind

OTTAWA - It was a record-smashing year for corn in Western and Southern Ontario, according to figures from Statistics Canada. StatCan reports that Southern Ontario (counties of Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk, Brant, Oxford, Elgin, Chatham-Kent, Essex, Lambton and Middlesex) had a record 179 bushels per acre in 2017. That’s up from 168.6 bu/ac in 2016 and smashes the previous high of 175.2 bu/ac in 2015.... 

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