Ontario Agriculture

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OntAg Rules/Guidelines

OntAg Community Rules and Term See Farms.com Terms of Use The OntAg.farms.com site is built around an online community setting.

The chat forums, community tools and member participation is what makes Ontag.farms.com unique. It is here that you can ask questions, connect with other producers across Ontario, and get assistance in finding timely and credible answers to your farm and agri-food problems. We would like to keep this site directed to the Agriculture and Agri Food sector...if you have other personal non relevant content...we suggest going to Facebook or another site where you can post that personal material.

We encourage reading and/or contributing to the many discussions taking place. It is extremely important to OntAg.farms.com that we respect the privacy and the opinions of our members. By offering you the ability to post information, ideas and opinions using aliases we create an opportunity to participate without fear of personal attack or prosecution.

To ensure you and the other OntAg.farms.com members get the most out of community we have a few rules and guidelines for you to follow.

OntAg Participation Guidelines

Following these simple and easy guidelines will help keep the discussion/debate interesting and worthwhile for all OntAg.farms.com members.

1. Check the Chat Forum Threads before posting a question; just to ensure you're not asking a question someone else already has posted.

2. Keep your questions and comments related to the subject. Start a new chat thread if you want to talk about something else.

3. Participate! Don't be shy, answer or comment on a posting that interests you.

4. Do not dominate a conversation. Allow others the ability to express their views and opinions.

5. Revisit ontag.farms.com frequently to keep up with the newest postings.

Non-Acceptable Postings, Photos, Videos or Content -The following types of postings will NOT be tolerated on the OntAg.farms.com site:

6. Remarks that personally attack, threaten any OntAg.farms.com participant, including members and moderators. Please no negative personal comments...let's talk about things and ideas.

7. Remarks that are slanderous or defaming in any form. If you see any posting that are defaming, please let us know and we will remove immediately.

8. Remarks that use profanity or an innappropriate language or images.

9. There will be no sexually suggestive or inappropriate materials, words, photos, videos etc allowed on this site.

Moderating and Censorship

The operators of Ontag.farms.com will not act as a content censorship group. Therefore, we ask you to use your own good judgment when posting in the forums on whether your message creates an environment that encourages learning and strong debate. OntAg.farms.com is for all to share, learn and grow, it is unlikely that we all will agree on everything all of the time but let's build a positive, respectful community.

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

ONTARIO FIELD CROP REPORT – April 19, 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.

Lumiderm insecticide seed treatment now registered for soybeans

Delivers broad-spectrum, early-season protection against bean leaf beetle and soybean aphid

AMI offers new and existing programs to benefit farmers

Farmers and agri-food businesses can take advantage of many resources under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).

Ridgetown Ag Breakfast Meeting Minutes – April 10, 2018

There is snow on the ground again this morning. Generally the winter wheat crop looks good. Cold temperatures persist so growth has been limited. Some nitrogen has been applied and most of the red clover is on the wheat.

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