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February 17, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Farmers form new co-operative to produce sugar from corn stover
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Fuel prices only one piece of farm input puzzle

Lower fuel costs are getting a lot of attention these days. But producers also need to keep an eye on the cost of other agriculture inputs, according to specialists at Farm Credit Canada (FCC). >> Read full article

Unlocking soil’s secrets key to crop growing success, says Soil Champion

Dean Glenney’s unique approach to growing corn and soybeans using what he calls “fence row farming” has won him a slew of awards, and now he’s been named the 2015 Soil Champion by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). >> Read full article

Seven outstanding leaders selected for induction into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame

In its 36th year, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association will induct seven leaders into the Hall of Fame Gallery at Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ont. >> Read full article

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Farmers form new co-operative to produce sugar from corn stover

A small group of Ontario farmers has come together to form Ontario’s newest co-op.

The Cellulosic Sugar Producers’ Co-operative is working on creating a new market opportunity for corn stover – the leaves, stalks, and other parts of the plant left over after corn kernels have been harvested – by turning it into sugar that will help in the manufacture of bio-based chemicals and biofuels. This will reduce dependence on non-renewable resources as well as provide new revenue streams for what are currently considered agricultural waste products or under-used resources. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference

February 24-25, 2015
Location: Lamplighter Inn, London, ON >> More Info

Western Farm Show

March 4-6, 2015
Location: Western Fair Districts, London, ON >> More Info

Ottawa Valley Farm Show

March 10-12, 2015
Location: Ernst and Young Centre, Ottawa, ON >> More Info