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Fire Code for Barns?

Here's an opinion piece printed in the Winnipeg Free Press....notice the author and her affiliations... Forty-six thousand, four hundred -…

Started by Andrew Campbell

2 Sep 21, 2009
Reply by Wayne Black

Upcoming election

Just heard the NFUs Grant Robertson be his usual articulate self on the Bryan Allen show on CKNX this morning. He was a candidate once I th…

Started by That Guy

1 Sep 12, 2009
Reply by pigsrgr8

Why is the world taking farming for granted?

You are NOT alone, but your views are not limited to animal farming. I am a vegetable farmer, and we are constantly having to compete with…

Started by Avia Eek

0 Sep 1, 2009

Why Is the World Taking Farming For Granted?

Anyone listen to the swinecast podcasts? One the other day featured a guy talking about all the stuff ready to hit the meat industry. 1. n…

Started by Roadrunner

3 Aug 29, 2009
Reply by Wayne Black

Farm Programs: What would you do to design something that works?

Tough Times for Farm Policy Designers. When I graduated from university with a degree in agricultural economics, I was ready to take on th…

Started by Peter Gredig

0 Aug 22, 2009

Preserving Rich, Agricultural Land in the Greenbelt.

Preserving Rich, Agricultural Land in the Greenbelt Ontario Farmland Trust Secures First Conservation Easement OFT News Release Guelph,…

Started by Joe Dales

0 Aug 20, 2009

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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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