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John Wise, former Minister of Agriculture and Dairy farmer Dies at the age of 77.

John Wise Former Minister of Agriculture and Dairy Farmer Dies at the Age of 77 Former Ag Minister Will Be Remembered for His Contribution…

Started by OntAG Admin

2 Jan 14, 2013
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What is next for Ontario's Horse Racing Industry?

Here is a news video that discusses the situation.What feedback or thoughts do others have on this issue?

Started by Joe Dales

0 Nov 9, 2012

How damaging is the XL Meat ecoli crisis to consumer food safety confidence?

Every night for the past week I have been watching the Canadian meat industry get aggressively criticized by all of its opponents.   I know…

Started by Joe Dales

0 Oct 8, 2012

War of 1812 and land grantees.

Mr. Harper recently, as noted by media, marked the War of 1812 and commemorated the Canadian "victories". (although history reveals all sid…

Started by Joann

0 Sep 15, 2012

Crime of the Century, Who Stole $30M of MAPLE SYRUP?

I had to laugh when I saw this story on CBC the other night...only in Canada would it get so much coverage.   I would watch Bob and Doug Ma…

Started by Roadrunner

2 Sep 10, 2012
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Opening Canada’s barn doors for the sake of trade..

I found this link on an American news site. http://www.globalnews.ca/canadas+food+supply+at+stake+in+new+trade+talks/6442664555/story.html

Started by Joann

2 Jun 22, 2012
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The U.N. and Canadian Food Rights

Mr. Brian Lilley wrote an interesting opinion published on May 17/12 in the Toronto Sun titled- No Food Rights on the Menu: UN’s special ra…

Started by Joann

0 May 22, 2012

Are Production and Marketing Licenses Sovereign Taxes?

A question about taxing “rights” has piqued our interest and if anyone can enlighten us with information, we would appreciate it.   The Inc…

Started by Joann

1 Apr 12, 2012
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Here's how the Horse Racing Industry affects Ontario's Economy. Does it affect your farm business?

This is an intteresting Fact Sheet on how Ontario's Horse Racing Industry affects the economy. How much will it affect farmers? Does it aff…

Started by OntAG Admin

5 Apr 5, 2012
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Federal Budget 2012: Agriculture Cut by $309.7 Million. Post your comments...

Yesterday's Federal Budget from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty: proposes Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian Food Insp…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Mar 30, 2012

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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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