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June 2014 Blog Posts (11)

Wanted: Producers to supply product to the SCOR Food Hub

TILLSONBURG – The South Central Ontario Region (SCOR) Food Hub is seeking farmers and food producers who are interested in being part of the SCOR Food Hub project. The demand for Ontario food has never been stronger, with consumers applying pressure on retail, institutional, and foodservice operators to have an increase of local and regional options available. In order to meet this demand at a competitive price, the SCOR Food Hub project is working to establish efficient and cost-effective…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

U of G OVC Student Veterinarians Share Experiences Working With Animals in Local Clinics - Externship

Diagnostics, clinical skills, problem solving, and working with clients are all critical pieces in a student veterinarian’s education. This summer, five student veterinarians have been blogging during their practical experience (externship) at veterinary practices.

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs (OMAF and MRA), students must complete an eight-week Externship Course between third and fourth year in a rural (companion and food animal…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on June 24, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Baxter Black: Fowl Play.

Added by OntAG Admin on June 17, 2014 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Photo: Ontario Farm Fields That Have Only Seen Soybeans &/or Corn from 2011 to 2013

From AAFC crop maps, fields that have only seen soybean &/or…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 17, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Advantages of Leasing and Financing Used Construction Equipment

The significance of construction equipment to the relevant industrial sectors is immense and entrepreneurs associated with construction industry are aware of the ever-present value of these machineries. However, with time and situational financial limitations, equipment owners are advised to opt for leasing and financing of used construction equipment. Many have realized that leasing and financing of used construction equipment is considered as an effective risk management…

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Added by Jim Calagoure on June 11, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: How Currency Markets Affect Grain Prices.

Added by Moe Agostino on June 9, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments

OFA: Election Priorities - TOP 4 issues that matter to Ontario farmers

OFA Election Priorities

Here are the TOP 4 issues that matter to Ontario farmers right now

1. Access to competitively priced energy to offer affordable and competitive electricity rates, and expanded access to economical natural gas throughout rural Ontario…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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ONTARIO FIELD CROP REPORT – May 17, 2018

Field activity continues in full gear as soils become fit for fieldwork. Many areas received some rainfall over the weekend, with areas of Kent and Essex catching heavier bands of rain that left over 100 mm in a few locations. As it happens every year a few areas of the province have nearly completed planting, while areas with heavier soils wait for decent planting conditions to occur. Fields that were planted to cover crops last fall - both fall and spring terminated - have required more tillage than fields without cover. A mat of residue kept soils wet and cold and delayed planting in those fields.

Ag industry steps up to support farmer mental health

In government, academia, industry – and indeed in the field itself – problems that have long been hidden or dismissed are starting to see the light of day. These efforts follow a University of Guelph study in 2015-2016 of more than 1,000 participants that revealed nearly 60 per cent met the classification for anxiety, 45 per cent for high stress and 35 per cent for depression.

Ontarians favour land-sharing policies

People in Ontario may have changed their preferences on formal agri-environmental land use policies.

Winchester Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 15, 2018

The weather in the past week has being great for planting. Crop heat unit accumulation from the 1st of May are about 200 as of the 15th of May as compared to the normal of 150 (Ottawa airport). Some areas had a light frosts this past Friday and Saturday. Where the fields were left uneven last fall, the soils are working up lumpy requiring more secondary tillage. Smoother fields were fine with a shallow, light working.

Cereal leaf beetle activity on the horizon

There have been many reports of cereal leaf beetle adult activity over the last few weeks. Adults do some feeding but also lay eggs that give rise to the real issue – cereal leaf beetle larvae. Eggs will be hatching within the next week or so. With daily growing degree days accumulating more quickly than usual, the populations and feeding activity could catch us off guard. A few locations tend to experience a higher frequency of infestations including fields near Dresden, Bolton, Stayner, Seaforth, and Clinton but reports from other locations with significant adult activity have come in this year. Stay vigilant and monitor fields over the next three weeks in particular.

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