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Reports brawl over impact of crops for fuel

  BIOFUELS: Do the fuels harm the food supply —and fuel prices — or don’t they?   Days after an Ontario study declared the debate on farm c…

Started by AgOntario

1 Jun 22, 2011
Reply by Joann

G20 to monitor world grain supply - draft

It would appear there is a movement afoot for an international body to assume control of agricultural commodities, both the physical commod…

Started by Joann

0 Jun 17, 2011

Rolling Stone article

There is an interesting article published by Rolling Stone.  The article goes to great length in detailing events surrounding Goldman Sachs…

Started by Joann

0 May 20, 2011

Agostino: Bullish USDA Report Drives The Market Higher. Did you ever think we would see $7 corn?

Started by OntAG Admin

8 May 6, 2011
Reply by Joann

Farms.com Risk Management Chart of The Week for Dec15 2010

US Soybean Stocks to Use Ratio

Started by Frank Borszcz

1 Dec 15, 2010
Reply by OntAG Admin

Farms.com Risk Management Chart of the week for Dec1st 2010

Silver has been steadily increasing in value and sometimes forgotten. Strong demand and less supply= up 68.9% for 2010.   Any comments?

Started by Frank Borszcz

0 Dec 1, 2010

Farms.com Risk Management Chart of the week for Nov 24th 2010

This weeks chart of the week is once again cotton. Demand was rationed and cotton futures got a little ahead of themselves. Now down 30% in…

Started by Frank Borszcz

0 Nov 24, 2010

Farms.com Risk Management Chart of the Week

This weeks chart is Coffee. Up 51.3% in 2010.   Any thoughts?

Started by Frank Borszcz

0 Nov 18, 2010

Farms.com Risk Management Chart of the week

Chart of the week is Gold. Gold reaching record highs, how far can it go?   Any thoughts.   Thanks Frank

Started by Frank Borszcz

1 Nov 11, 2010
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

Farms.com Risk Management Chart of the week

Cotton is at new all time record at US $128.58/lb. Will cotton take away corn acres next year? Is this more bullish news for the grain comp…

Started by Frank Borszcz

0 Oct 26, 2010

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Canadian Fertilizer Industry on Track to Reach Agricultural Sustainability Goals by 2020

Farmers make up one third of the global population. Together, they have the opportunity to play a major role in reducing impacts on the environment by adopting sustainable agriculture practices.

CFO Chair Predicts Bright Outlook for Chicken Sector in Briefing to Agricultural Lenders’ Group

Ed Benjamins, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO), presented a strong case for growth in the chicken sector at the 2017 Agricultural Lenders' Conference in Guelph. Benjamins noted that the sector had increased production by over five percent in 2015 and in 2016, and that the industry is still expecting further growth in 2017. The conference is hosted by the Poultry Industry Council and attracted more than 30 agricultural lending specialists from across the major financials institutions

Rural residents push for HSR alternatives

Ontario producers and other rural residents gathered at three public information meetings this week to discuss their concerns about the province’s proposed high speed rail (HSR) between Kitchener and London.

Crop Report – Week of April 16th, 2018

The 2018 season is obviously off to a slow start following a significant storm system that brought freezing rain, ice pellets and snow to much of the province on the April 14th weekend. As of April 18th, it’s easy to find fields that are still snow covered (Figure 1). The weather and soil conditions will eventually turn more favourable and when it does field activities will begin at a rapid pace. The following is an overview of where crop conditions are at so far and management considerations for the upcoming 2018 crop.

Ontario family faces farmland expropriation

A farming family from Milton, Ont., is concerned about the future of its beef operation.

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