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Update on Minister Leal

So, what exactly did Leal do prior to political life? Nothin above. Obviously a career backbencher judging by his lack of leadership on the neonic file.....clearly import Murray has more sway in…Continue

Started Jan 30, 2015

Future of Ontario Agr As We Know It
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Recent events affecting Ontario agr posted here and elsewhere makes one question just where this industry is headed and what it will look like in a decade. One thing for certain is that despite ad…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joann Nov 20, 2009.


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Update on Minister Leal

So, what exactly did Leal do prior to political life? Nothin above. Obviously a career backbencher judging by his lack of leadership on the neonic file.....clearly import Murray has more sway in Cabinet. Yet another weakling in charge of the most important industry left in Ontario! Shameful!
Jan 30, 2015
Steve Twynstra replied to Tom Murray's discussion Farmers Matters Political Meeting
"Lloyd, seems to me that is the only way Ritz operates.  Drops in with local MP, select few (usually party faithful) are invited in, tell him what he wants to hear, and he is whisked out again.  I hope you stressed how fragile the CPC…"
Apr 26, 2011
Steve Twynstra replied to Joe Dales's discussion Federal Budget: Do you want an election? Do you think anything will change with an election?
"My 2cents.  I think the Conservatives will still form a minority albeit with far fewer of the popular vote behind them in rural ON.  Most farmers are disillusioned with the Western Reform Party (oops, sorry, Conservative)…"
Mar 31, 2011
Steve Twynstra replied to Joe Dales's discussion Comment On The Ontario Government's Proposed Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy Process.
"There has been a natural, cost-effective strategy here for the past year or so....over 75 coyote/dog blends have succombed to 'lead poisoning'!"
Mar 7, 2011
Steve Twynstra replied to Joe Dales's discussion Record Corn Harvest video: 50,000 bu in 10 hours. What could you achieve if there were no harvest bottlenecks? Trucks? Elevators?
"Not sure...but with the good field conditions and dry(er) crop we averaged over 4000 bph (separator hour) with our 580R this past season!   Deere just hasn't got it yet...and the Red ones are learning quickly.   Cheers, Steve"
Jan 30, 2011
Steve Twynstra replied to Joe Dales's discussion What Was The Ontario Agriculture Top News Story Of The Year? Any suggestions?
"I would suggest that one of the most interesting stories of 2010 was how many Ontario producers continued to shun basic  and fundamental business principles.  Examples include wilfully selling into local markets that were clearly…"
Jan 4, 2011
Steve Twynstra replied to OntAG Admin's discussion If I were Ag Minister Ritz....I would "DO" the following...Not much mention of Agriculture in the Throne Speech. Comments?
"Hmmmm, interesting predicament I would be in if i woke up to find myself in Ritz's shoes. First of all I would ditch my old Reform Party handlers that are determined to undermine any hope of progress the CPC hopes to gain in rural Ontario,…"
Mar 9, 2010
Steve Twynstra left a comment for Lisa McLean
"Thanks Lisa! I felt I needed to be a bit candid with this audience....and send a semblance of producer reality. I would LOVE to have a public debate with Eric re loblaws local food purchasing behaviour. I realize they need to stay in biz too but I…"
Jan 14, 2010
Lisa McLean left a comment for Steve Twynstra
"Steve - great presentation at the LOAF meeting today. I had to sneak out before we got to questions, but I really enjoyed your presentation."
Jan 14, 2010
Steve Twynstra replied to Andrew Campbell's discussion Just how big a mortgage can people carry?
"Thanks Rob....and here I have been making up my own worksheets in Excel all these years....with less detail."
Jan 5, 2010
Steve Twynstra left a comment for Kevin Stewart
"Kevin, you can reach me at stwynstra@isp.ca Usually I am able to respond within a day or two from this address. All the best to you and yours in 2010! Steve"
Jan 5, 2010
Steve Twynstra and Kevin Stewart are now friends
Jan 5, 2010
Steve Twynstra replied to Kevin Stewart's discussion AgVisionTV.com The High Cost of Cheap Food. Do you agree with Dr. Charlebois? Comments
"A good old fashioned pandemic with the requisite border closures might change attitudes in a hurry.... I don't think we have enough current processor capacity or infrastructure to feed Ontarians a balanced diet in that unfortunate event."
Dec 10, 2009
Steve Twynstra replied to Graham Dyer's discussion C$=US$ Parity - what date/time
"Within a week, now that i have booked and prepaid my flights and accomodations to a US convention in feb '10.....;)"
Dec 10, 2009
Steve Twynstra commented on Lisa McLean's blog post $20 million fund good news for Ontario food processors
"Now, if only we could get the ON gov't to understand the importance of a domestic globally competitive food processing industry, eh Lisa? Having to label flour as a toxic substance.....egads!!!!"
Nov 14, 2009
Grant replied to Steve Twynstra's discussion Future of Ontario Agr As We Know It
"Really interesting discussion. My experience of the last few years tells me that government is deathly afraid of farmers really pushing back. However, since they can pretty much count on a great swath of Ontario's farmers to not do that they…"
Nov 10, 2009

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At 8:38pm on January 14, 2010, Lisa McLean said…
Steve - great presentation at the LOAF meeting today. I had to sneak out before we got to questions, but I really enjoyed your presentation.
At 8:41pm on October 21, 2009, Wayne Black said…
We have about 8-10 acres left to do - maybe should have trudged through last night but it was getting tough - now they are really tough. Old combine (R50) - slow going. Need air reels.
Started wheat today instead until we got rained out. Maybe finish a couple fields tomorrow if the rain holds off. Soys - might have to wait.
At 12:33am on October 9, 2009, Wayne Black said…
Nice to see you here Steve! Rather be in the field probably though.


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