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FCC Farmland Values Report - Ontario

Ontario farmland values increased an average of 15.9% in 2013, following gains of 30.1% in 2012 and 14.3% in 2011. Much of this increase occurred in the first half of the year. Average farmland values in the province have continued to rise for 25 years. The province saw a mix of transaction types, including land sales through real estate brokers, property auctions and the tender process. Ongoing low interest rates contributed to the market activity.In some areas of southern Ontario, land with…See More
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Canadian Plowing Championships set for Aug. 14 to 16 near London, Ontario at east of London, at Purple Hill Farm

August 14, 2014 to August 16, 2014
The Canadian Plowing Championships will take place Aug. 14-16 a few concession roads east of London, at Purple Hill Farm and is expected to draw some of the best attractions of old-time farming roots: horse-drawn plows, spinning and weaving demonstrations and threshing machinery.But it's not intended to be…See More
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Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015 8 Replies

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Anyone running 20" row soybeans? 1 Reply

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FCC Farmland Values Report - Ontario

Ontario farmland values increased an average of 15.9% in 2013, following gains of 30.1% in 2012 and 14.3% in 2011. Much of this increase occurred in the first half of the year. Average farmland values in the province have continued to rise for 25 years.



The province saw a mix of transaction types, including land sales through real estate brokers, property auctions and the tender process. Ongoing low interest rates contributed to the market activity.In some areas of southern…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on April 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Why I Chose to Work in Agriculture

Please follow this link to my blog post about why I chose to work in agriculture!

http://kelseybanks.me/2014/03/31/why-i-chose-to-work-in-agriculture/

Posted by Kelsey Banks on March 31, 2014 at 11:57am

TED TALK by Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, Cmdr Hadfield is the Keynote Speaker at the 2014 March Classic, March 24th in London, Ontario

 

2014 March Classic - Grain Farmers of Ontario Event - will be held on Monday March 24th at the London Convention Centre.…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on March 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

University of Guelph President Alastair Summerlee on Misinformation Circulating on Enrollment for Agriculture Campuses

Summerlee: Correcting Tweets and Misinformation

I have noticed that there is misinformation circulating in social media and elsewhere with respect to application figures to our campuses at Ridgetown, Kemptville and Alfred. I think it important to set the record straight. Fall 2014 application figures for the associate diploma program on the three campuses are as follows:

Ridgetown - 1117 

Kemptville -…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on March 19, 2014 at 12:45pm

Stats Can: Corn for grain: the world’s top cereal crop

Stats Can: Corn: Canada's third most valuable crop…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on March 19, 2014 at 12:00pm

The World is Getting Hungrier -and that's Good News for Canada's Agriculture Industry!

You’ve probably heard it before, but the numbers are worth repeating. The OECD Observer notes that the size of “the global middle class” is increasing at breakneck speed. In fact the number…

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Posted by Ryan Weaver on March 18, 2014 at 12:21pm

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2014 Herbicide Resistant Testing Results – University of Guelph

According to the University of Guelph’s testing lab for herbicide resistant weeds, 86% of all submissions sent from the 2013 season were resistant to a particular herbicide that had historically been effective.

Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada reaches 1 Million+ Students and Teachers

Newly formed Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada (AITC-Canada) has a strong commitment to educating Canadian youth about the importance of agriculture and thereby contributing to a strong, sustainable, viable Canadian agriculture industry

New Directors Elected to OAFE Board

At the 24th Annual General Meeting of Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. (OAFE) held in Guelph on April 3rd, the Board of Director elections resulted in the re-election of two Corporate Directors, and the election of two new Directors, one each for Corporate and Community seats, all for three year terms.

Soybean Futures Prices Up on Increased Demand

Ag Markets Review & Closing Futures Prices

Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to the Canadian Wheat Board

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced the reappointment of Mr. David Carefoot as a Director of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).

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