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October 2014 Blog Posts (18)

Video: Farmers #FromtheField Pictures for the week of Oct 20-28, 2014

Added by OntAG Admin on October 29, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

INFOGRAPH: Amazing Career Opportunities in Canadian Agriculture

Added by OntAG Admin on October 28, 2014 at 11:13pm — No Comments

AAFC Career Focus Grant for Hiring Deadline: November 15th

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) offers the Career Focus program for recent graduates from an industry applicable college or university program.

Those interested in taking advantage of this program and receive up to $20,000 in funding support to hire a recent graduate are encouraged to act quickly before funding allotted for this program is fully subscribed.

With a total of $864,000 in funding available for distribution through the program, your company can benefit from…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Rick Mercer takes on farming with CFA VP! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Added by OntAG Admin on October 24, 2014 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Viral Video Showing "Food Experts" Commenting on McDonald's Food - What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

This is going viral on the internet, but after watching it a few times it really is too good not to share.

What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

Two Dutch YouTube comedians went to an annual food convention in the Netherlands where they presented McDonald's food to "food experts". They simply cut the food into bite sized pieces and placed a toothpick in it and presented it as organic, high-class cuisine. Then, they asked…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

CFFO Blog: The Farmers Story

by Paul Bootsma

Farmers need to get their story out to the public. The general public is the farmer’s customer and wants to know what farming is like in this decade. Agriculture, like all businesses, has evolved and changed, and today’s farmers are as likely to use a communication device as a shovel or a pitchfork.

Recently, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released an article called Realities of Agriculture in…

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Added by CFFO Blog on October 24, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Healthier cows may produce more bioactive compounds in colostrum

Dairy cattle with enhanced immune responses not only have lower incidents of disease, but may also produce more bioactive compounds in their colostrum that are critical to newborn calves and are beneficial in fighting mastitis-causing pathogens, an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) graduate student has found.

Research has shown that High Immune Responder (HIR) cows have a lower incidence of diseases, such as mastitis, metritis, ketosis and retained placenta. The HIR technology,…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on October 20, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

OFA: Fall Agenda Fills Up With Political Priorities By Mark Wales. Are There Topics OFA Is Missing? What Do You Think?

Fall agenda fills up with political priorities

By Mark Wales, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario politicians are heading back to the legislature for the fall sitting, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has a full lineup of work to accomplish with the 107 MPPs representing our province.

We’ll be meeting, consulting, partnering and working with government policymakers on behalf of the 37,000 farm family members we represent. Our…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 18, 2014 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Walkaround Video: New Kubota M7060 Tractor Overview.

Added by OntAG Admin on October 15, 2014 at 11:27pm — No Comments

"Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge One of the Exciting Events at The Royal Agriculture Fair

The "Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge has completed it's tour of 6 Ontario Fairs and the newest winner is Scott McRae, the head chef at David’s Restaurant in Port Dover. Scott edged two other challengers this weekend at the Road to the Royal cooking competition at the Norfolk County Fair. 

David’s Restaurant is located on the…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 13, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Soybean Report: Tips For Selecting The Best Variety For Your Fields.

Added by OntAG Admin on October 12, 2014 at 12:15pm — No Comments

INFOGRAPH: Realities of Agriculture in Canada

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 10, 2014 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Have A Happy Thanksgiving And Safe Harvest From The Farms.com Team.

Added by Joe Dales on October 9, 2014 at 7:08pm — No Comments

The RE/MAX Farm Report 2014 - Price per acre in rural communities in Ontario

For the Complete REMAX Farm Report 2014 click here: http://download.remax.ca/PR/FarmReport/FinalReport.pdf

The price of farmland in most Canadian markets has either held…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 3, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

In Focus, at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show with me, Amy Matheson!

On Tuesday September 9th, I joined John Payne, Executive Producer of Rogers Cable TV Woodstock for the opening day of the 21st annual Canada's Outdoor Farm Show as his Community Cub Reporter! 

It was a great day despite the weather, I learned a ton and had a great time doing it! 

Watch part one here: …

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Added by Amy Matheson on October 1, 2014 at 11:22am — 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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