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Rains should mean healthy Ontario corn crop

Posted on Aug 21st, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

Rains should mean healthy Ontario corn crop

Timely rain over the past couple weeks across Ontario has sustained yield potential. However, the Bruce, Grey and Niagara counties only received about 25 mm or less during this time and yields may be lower in these areas.... 

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Open house: Dutch farmers build one of largest dairy farms in Ontario in 20 years

Posted on Jun 13th, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

Open house: Dutch farmers build one of largest dairy farms in Ontario in 20 years

MT. ELGIN - Some farmers need months to recover from as much as a 30-per cent drop in production after moving into a new barn. Not the DeBeer family of Compass Farms in Oxford County. They saw an almost immediate production bump after moving the cows into a new six-row perimeter-feeding barn with a 50-stall rotary parlour.... 

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

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

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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