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"Hi Dani, Welcome to the Ontario Agriculture Community Website at www.OntAg.farms.com Let us know if you have any questions.... The Farms.com Team"
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Building a Future for Agriculture in Canada | Deborah Whale | TEDxStouffville

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Deborah is a 7th generation Canadian farmer with some important mes...
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Wash Trades

Found this and just curious about the validity of the article.Fact or fiction?  If it is fact, what are the implications?Lawsuit Stunner: Half of Futures Trades in Chicago Are Illegal Wash Tradehttp://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/07/lawsuit-stunner-half-of-futures-trades-in-chicago-are-illegal-wash-trades/excerpt:"The most stunning allegation in the lawsuit is that an…See More
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The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is back!

The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is back! Corn and soybean farmers first competed for The Most Profitable Acre Challenge in 2012, and this year it is back in a new and improved format! Why the Most Profitable Acre? A high yield doesn't always mean more profit. Business management practices and financial planning are key to seeing a return on investment. The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is designed to get you thinking strategically about your business to maximize efficiency and…See More
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Guide to Corn Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms

Posted by OntAG Admin on July 31, 2014 at 12:00pm

Winners Announced in Inaugural National Farm Photo Contest

July 30, 2014 - (Guelph) Winners have been announced in the Farm & Food Care Foundation’s inaugural Farm Photo Contest. The contest which ran from early May until the end of June gave photographers the chance to enter their farm photography in six categories – All About Animals, Canadian Farm Scenes, Crazy About Crops, Farm Faces, Farm Fun and Farm Innovation.

The contest was a great…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on July 31, 2014 at 11:30am

Advanced Farm Management Program expands to five Ontario locations

Agricultural Management Institute

Farmers urged to register early to secure spots in their preferred…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on July 30, 2014 at 12:50pm

The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is back!

The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is back!

 

Corn and soybean farmers first competed for The Most Profitable Acre Challenge in 2012, and this year it is back in a new and improved format!

 

Why the Most Profitable Acre? 

A high yield doesn't always mean more profit. Business management practices and financial planning are key to seeing a return on investment. The…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on July 26, 2014 at 1:19pm

New Report on Honey Bees: 58 per cent of the colonies in Ontario did not survive the winter

Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA)Statement on Honey Bee Wintering Losses in Canada (2014)  …

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Posted by OntAG Admin on July 24, 2014 at 4:00pm

Local Food Producers - Friend or Faux

We’ve all been bamboozled by false claims of one kind or another. Terms like “Real”, “Natural”, “Approved” – even “Free” don’t always hold true when you take a closer look under the covers. Well, now you can add “Local” to the growing list of trendy yet questionable marketing terms.

It appears that marketers drank the Kool-Aid and are cashing in on the social trend to shop, eat, buy and support local and there’s nothing wrong with that, provided that the goods or services promoted…

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Posted by Marcia Woods, ei•ei•eat on July 24, 2014 at 1:25pm

OVC Student Veterinarian Externship Project: Ultrasounds…more than just a pretty picture

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College delve into practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales. These blog posts are an opportunity to tag along with five of them this summer. This week student veterinarian Chelsea describes the value of ultrasounds.  Check out all the student blogs at www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/externship

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on July 24, 2014 at 10:00am

Farms.com Corn Report: Scouting For Corn Leaf Disease

Farms.com Corn Report: Rob Miller, Technical Services Manager with BASF Canada provides some tips on how to scout for corn leaf diseases. He also describes how to identify Northern Leaf Blight and what farmers can do to manage for highest yield potential.



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Posted by OntAG Admin on July 24, 2014 at 12:30am

Mark Brock, Farmer & GFO Director, Interviewed in Globe and Mail Article on Corn Prices

Corn crash: Ontario farmers hit by plummeting prices…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on July 23, 2014 at 1:00pm

Last day of the North American Study Tour and on the road again!

 

BrIght-eyed and bushy-tailed, Class 15 was up early and headed to Native Offerings Farms (NOF) in Little Valley, New York, an hour and a half outside of Painted Post. A few great "off the cuff" moments and a beautiful serenade by Linda made the time pass quickly.

At NOF, Deb and Stu Ritchie run a…

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Posted by AALP on July 14, 2014 at 11:30am

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Wash Trades

Started by Joann in Commodity Market Talk on Monday.

Sourcing for salted cow hides 1 Reply

Started by June in AgClassifieds: Buy and Sell Forum. Last reply by Mohamed Khan Jul 15.

International 990 Haybine

Started by Wayne Bullock in Machinery Talk Jul 3.

Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015 9 Replies

Started by Grey Bruce Farmers' Week in General Agriculture Discussions. Last reply by Grey Bruce Farmers' Week Apr 16.

Anyone running 20" row soybeans? 1 Reply

Started by OntAG Admin in Crop Talk. Last reply by OntAG Admin Mar 30.

Quarterly Hog and Pigs Report Update (Chart) 1 Reply

Started by Joshua Mires in Commodity Market Talk. Last reply by Moe Agostino Mar 28.

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Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of over $2 million to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to develop and update poultry codes and further advance best practices for the care and handling of other farm animals.

2014 Canadian Greenhouse Conference

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) is Canada’s marketplace for grower technology.

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Interest Rates, Grain Prices To Adjust U.S. Ag Land Prices.

Ontario Field Crop Report

Early planted canola is 10-14 days away from being harvested. Cool weather conditions have been favourable for flowering with many fields flowering for 3 weeks.

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