Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Identifying Soil Health in Ontario

By Manny Paiva

Environmental Commissioner report suggests Ontario help identify what is working well for farmers.

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There is a plan to identify strong soil health in Ontario.

Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller has issued a report that suggests the province help identify what is working well for farmers.

The lessons would then be shared in educational material through the Canada Ontario Environmental Farm Plan.

It could also be used to determine best practices and be used seminars and workshops.

Ontario Agriculture says it agrees with the commissioner about the importance of building soil biology into soil management.


The Canadian National Railway says its net income surged 21 per cent to 853 million dollars in the third quarter due to robust shipments of grain.

The railway saw its volume reach a record high on record grain shipments of 5 thousand hoppers per week and strong growth in energy markets.


Manitoba's main farm group says it has told the federal government it must make significant changes to improve the rail system.

Keystone Agricultural Producers wants Ottawa to allocate specific rail corridors for grain transportation instead of allowing the railways to decide where they will haul.

Keystone also told the Canadian Transportation Agency that recent changes to grain hauling rules don't go far enough.



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