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Agriculture Report

Local women on Farm calendar

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Two area women will be the face of farming in May


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A couple of Bruce County women are among the Faces of Farming, on the Ontario Farm Animal Council's 2011 calendar.

Jen Legge of Chesley, along with her sister Amy Trelford of Paisley are the faces for the month of May.

Legge says the calendar tries to reach outside the farm community, and that's how she and her sister were featured.

But Legge and her sister didn't grow up on a farm.

Raised in Port Elgin, they both discovered farming later in life.

The calendar is almost completely sold out.

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    A new study says cropland that's left unplowed between harvests releases significantly smaller amounts of a potent greenhouse gas than conventionally plowed fields.

    Researchers say the findings could also help farmers make more efficient use of the costly nitrogen-based fertilizers used to promote plant growth.

    No-till farming apparently slows the breakdown of fertilizers in the soil, they said.

    The three-year, federally funded Purdue University study looked at the amount of nitrous oxide released by no-till fields compared to plowed fields.


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