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Slow Moving Farm Equipment - Careful on the roads

Getting behind slow moving farm equipment for two miles in the country is equiveland to waiting for two stop lights in the city. You'll survive. Stay back, enjoy the scenery and share the road this harvest season.
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Huron Pork Producers Host 2014 World Pork Expo (June 4-6) Bus Trip at Des Moines, Iowa

June 3, 2014 to June 7, 2014
The Huron County Pork Producers invite you to come on a bus trip to the 2014 World Pork Expo (June 4-6) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.  It will be a 3 day trip and will cost approximately $500 per person.  If you are interested in attending, or would like more information, please contact Ron Douglas at (519) 327-8558.World Pork Expo: https://www.worldpork.org/See More
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Planting Started Today, April 19, 2014, in Essex County

Ray Simard, ‏@tecfire2 on Twitter,#plant14 started today in western Essex.Fresh Market Sweet Corn - Peaches and Cream.Have a great season everyone!
Ted Oke commented on OntAG Admin's blog post Twitter for Farmers - Great Ontario Twitter Accounts to Follow and Getting Started and How Twitter Can Help You on Your Farm
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Taking Off The Last of the Corn on April 16th, 2014

With 300 acres of corn to go Adam Langman (on Twitter, @Adamlangman), just north of Barrie, is finishing 2013 harvest.Way to go!
Apr 16

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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.

Live Instant Analysis March 2014 USDA WASDE Report 1 Reply

Started by Joshua Mires in Commodity Market Talk. Last reply by OntAG Admin Mar 11.

What does the farmer say...youtube 4 Replies

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High Corn Yield Tips From Winners at Ontario Corn Yield Challenge Event. 3 Replies

Started by Joe Dales in Crop Talk. Last reply by Joe Dales Jan 21.

Vamint Control

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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…


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!


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.…


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 -…


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…


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…


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

Featured Commentary Articles from Farms.com Canada East

Video: Update on New and Upcoming Videos, Peterson Farm Bros Show, Growing Season Trailer

Growing Season is a one of a kind docudrama about the Bartak family from Nebraska. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the agriculture community and the struggles, conflicts, victories, and successes that are entagled into a growing season.

Video: How to Relate to Others When Telling Your Farm Story: Women in Agriculture Blog

How do you relate to others when communicating your farm story?

Video: FCC Farmland Values Highlights

Read the full FCC Farmland Values Report

OFA: New Professorship In Wheat Breeding Filled

Grain Farmers of Ontario is pleased to announce the new Professorship in Wheat Breeding has been filled by Dr. Ali Navabi. Dr. Navabi joins the University of Guelph from Agriculture and Agri-Foo d Canada (AAFC) where he has been acting as a bean breeder in th e AAFC/University of Guelph Bean Breeding Program since 2008.

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Ontario Pork Industry Steps Up Biosecurity Under Special GF2 PED Program

Ontario pork producers and related businesses are better protecting pigs with more than 1,000 projects and $8.8 million from a special biosecurity program aimed at reducing the spread of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus.

Soybean Futures Prices Continue to Drop

Market News Review& Closing Grain & Livestock Prices

Integrated Pest Management Program for Ontario Asparagus

The Asparagus Farmers of Ontario have been approved for up to $13,244, through the Ontario Farm Innovation Program (OFIP), to provide the Ontario asparagus industry with integrated pest management (IPM) techniques and strategies.

CropLine Podcast - April 17, 2014

Field crop specialists respond to current questions that grain and oilseed producers ask on crop management tips, herbicide recommendations and pest alerts.

OFA welcomes one-year extension at Kemptville

Today’s $2 million funding announcement by the Ontario government is welcome news to the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). The new funds extend select skills training programs for one academic year, beginning September 2014, at the University of Guelph’s Kemptville campus.


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