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Ontario court denies application on seed treatment regulations

The Ontario Superior Court has denied Grain Farmers of Ontario's request for a stay and interpretation on the seed treatment regulations passed into law July 1, 2015. >> Read full article

El Niño will keep things warmer than usual this winter

AccuWeather reports the winter of 2015-2016 could end up as one of the warmest winters on record for Canada as a whole, as a strong El Niño persists into the upcoming season. >> Read full article

Defer capital gains by timing sale of property

Disposing of farm property usually results in capital gains, which are taxable. However, it is possible to postpone such gains by deferring them if the farmer plans to replace the property in the future. >> Read full article

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Lighten up

Dry beans with coloured markings on a white background – cranberry and pinto beans – are prone to darkening after harvest, which can cause their price to be discounted. So Peter Pauls at the University of Guelph is leading a research effort to develop nondarkening varieties for Ontario.

Post-harvest darkening is an issue all along the value chain, right up to the consumer. “Pinto and cranberry consumers are quite knowledgeable about our products and demand a bright and natural colour for their product use. The visual stimulation of the cranberry and pinto colours is a big factor in consumer purchases,” notes Brad Chandler, commercial business manager for the Hensall District Co-operative, a farmer-owned, diversified agri-business that includes dry bean processing and marketing. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Cereals North America | 2015

November 2-4, 2015
Location:Winnipeg, Man. >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ont. >> More Info

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association 6th Annual Conference

Nov. 17-19, 2015
Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, Sask. >> More Info