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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
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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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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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