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Government and Politics in Ontario Agriculture: The Boiler Room (126)

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New Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, Who is he and will he be a good Minister of Ag?

    Jeff Leal Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs MPP Peterborough Political Career Minister of Rural Affairs, February 201…

Started by OntAG Admin

3 Jun 26, 2014
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Ontario Food And Farm Political Debate Cancelled. Is the sector not important enough to make time?

Food and Farm Political Debate Cancelled By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.comOntario farm and processor organizations say that they have been for…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Jun 3, 2014

U of Guelph Closing Kemptville and Alfred Ag College Campuses?

I was sorry to hear that the University of Guelph is planning to close the two agriculture colleges. I thought agriculture enrollment was i…

Started by Roadrunner

2 Mar 18, 2014
Reply by Joe Dales

Supreme Court of Canada's Emerging Emphasis

It would appear the Supreme Court of Canada is taking a deeper look into the rights of our First Nation Peoples...... with emphasis on sign…

Started by Joann

0 Mar 14, 2014

Google Glasses et al.

Amazon has changed commerce.  The only debate left is:  what form of currency will we use 10 years from now? We have test strips that will…

Started by Joann

5 Feb 26, 2014
Reply by Joann

Canada Post

As most people are aware by now, Canada Post announced a 5 point plan to restructure their monopoly business.  (How a monopoly can lose so…

Started by Joann

3 Dec 15, 2013
Reply by Joe Dales

What do you think of the new 2% Biodiesel Fuel Content Mandate?

  BIOFUELS REGULATIONS GREAT NEWS FOR ONTARIO’S GRAIN FARMERS The commitment from the government to move forward with the regulations for t…

Started by Joe Dales

10 Nov 6, 2013
Reply by Arron Burns

Will Kathleen Wynne be a good minister of agriculture?

I thought this was a good idea when I first heard it. But judging by the negative comments and stories I am not too sure. What does everyon…

Started by Roadrunner

9 Mar 13, 2013
Reply by Joann

Land as a Public Asset: U.N.

I have found it curious that our former Premier declared so much emphasis on "preserving agriculture" by way of introduction of the GreenBe…

Started by Joann

0 Mar 3, 2013

Conflict of Interests?

In a few days, our Premier-designate will announce a new Cabinet and hopefully lay out the intentions of this government, however short it…

Started by Joann

2 Feb 12, 2013
Reply by Carol Murphy

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Something to ‘bark’ about: trees can improve farmland values

While strong environmental stewardship practices are already present across much of Ontario’s farmland, producers may now have an additional incentive to give back to the land.

‘A double-edged sword:’ horticultural industry faces pricing challenges

Ken Forth, a broccoli grower near Hamilton, Ont., is one of many producers worried about the potential consequences of the recent minimum wage increase.

Seed Synergy Partners Launch New Website And Release Green Paper

The Seed Synergy Collaboration Project has launched a new website, seedsynergy.net, and released a comprehensive Green Paper proposing a vision for the next generation seed system and inviting comments on it.

Farming in the North: groups promoting ag on Crown land

Across Canada, provincial and territorial governments have different procedures for people to follow in order to obtain access to Crown land.

Minister MacAulay promotes agricultural trade and NAFTA at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show

Canada and the United States share deeply integrated economies and enjoy the largest bilateral trade and investment relationship in the world.

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