Month: March 2008

Project SOY winners announced

(Guelph ON, March 27 2008): Fortune cookies, building materials and candy – all made from soybeans – were among the winners at this year’s Project SOY competition held yesterday at the Ontario government complex on Stone Road in Guelph. Aimed at creating new uses and marketing strategies for soybeans, the 12th annual event showcased 13 […]

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Tips for success

Dr. Vincent Amanour-Boadu shared the following tips on how to position yourself for success in the global marketplace with participants at the Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times conference: Increase and sustain industry share of plate and market. Consumers are not loyal and will buy from wherever they think their needs are being met. Find […]

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Meeting finicky consumers’ demands

Meeting the needs of a finicky consumer is hard – but essential for success in the evolving global marketplace. And it’s something farmers need to start committing to, according to a popular agricultural economist from Kansas State University. “We need to understand consumer needs and how ungrateful they are,” said Dr. Vincent Amanour-Boadu as he […]

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Our producers must survive

If producers don’t survive, the rest of the industry won’t either. That’s the blunt message Canadian Pork Council president Clare Schlegel is hoping the government will hear loud and clear. The Canadian livestock industry has been battling an economic crisis since last summer, when Canada’s high-flying currency helped sink cattle and hog prices and drive […]

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Agriculture’s struggle

Farming is a tough business. I’ve been around agriculture all my life and it seems as though one sector or another is always hurting. Right now, grains and oilseeds (crops grown for their oil such as soybeans, canola, sunflowers etc) farmers are enjoying record high demand for their crops – and the high prices to […]

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