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Photos from 2017 Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ in Dartford, Ont, 06 July

Hey readers and beef farming enthusiasts, here are photos from annual Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ which was held this year on Ryan Camp…

Started by Robert Campbell

1 May 30, 2018
Reply by Chris RAlph

Sourcing for salted cow hides

Hi friends! I am sourcing salted cowhides, pls do not hesitate to contact me!;-) have a nice day Jun

Started by June

0 Jan 20, 2014

RMP or in beef RMIP How many producers signed up, if you didn't why not?

 A farm reporter called me last night wondering if I knew how many beef producers signed up for RMIP. I of course have no idea. I do know f…

Started by Kim Sytsma

1 Jan 6, 2012
Reply by littlelamb

Can the Canadian Beef Industry Compete and Be Sustainable? Video Interview with J.P. Gervais, Economist with Farm Credit Canada.

Started by Joe Dales

0 Sep 5, 2011

Can the Canadian Beef Industry Compete?

RealAgriculture.com talks to FCC Economist J.P. Gervais about some of the factors that influence Canada's ability to compete globally in…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Aug 17, 2011

VIDEO: Loblaws: Putting Ontario Corn-Fed Beef On The Shelves at 150 Grocery Stores .. Good news for beef farmers

Started by AgOntario

1 May 30, 2011
Reply by Mackenna Roth

Grey County Beef Farmer Wins 2011 Ontario Pasture Award

The sponsors of the Ontario Pasture Award - the Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA), MAPLESEED and the Ontario Forage Council (OFC) - are…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Feb 23, 2011

Petition to Fast Track Cattlemen's BSE Class Action Suit.

Those of you who are in the cattle industry may be aware of the BSE class action suit vs. the federal government, filed in 2005.The suit ha…

Started by John Schwartzentruber

12 Jan 6, 2011
Reply by OntAG Admin

McMorris: Beef Business: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Most people in the beef business are likely asking themselves the above question these days.  Making it in the beef industry has never bee…

Started by OntAG Admin

1 Nov 6, 2010
Reply by OntAG Admin

Regulatory Burdens on Slaughter Facilities.

A story on the front page of the Regional Country News today about puts it over the top with regard to burdensome regs. on slaughter and me…

Started by John Schwartzentruber

16 May 26, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

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

Brian Bell announces retirement as local agricultural development advisor

Spending his whole career working in the agricultural sector has offered a working life that Brian Bell has certainly enjoyed. “My whole career has been spent working with those in the agricultural sector. Absolutely, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” stated Mr. Bell, the local agriculture development advisor, who earlier this week officially retired after 30 years with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “The work has been varied and very much related to the agricultural development in the region.”

Governments coordinate against swine fever

North American agriculture leaders are coordinating plans to keep swine safe from a deadly disease in China and Europe. Dr. Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer and deputy administrator for Veterinary Services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, delivered a joint statement on behalf of leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that they were responding to the threat of African swine fever with more biosecurity, agreements to minimize damage to trade if the disease reaches North America, and public education about the potential harm from the disease. The statement followed a forum April 30-May 1 in Ottawa, Ontario, attended by representatives from 15 countries.

Canada’s Largest Educational Foodservice Provider Launches the Buy Local Program, with Marketing Support from Foodland Ontario

Chartwells launched their landmark Buy Local program, a coast-to-coast approach to offering quality-assured, fresh, locally-sourced food from community-based, local vendors. The program is available to approximately 650 Chartwells campuses and schools across Canada. Whether it’s a jar of honey or a basket of fresh blueberries, the Buy Local program will create direct connections between Chartwells’ chefs and local farmers and vendors.

Ontario Supporting Forestry Sector in Algoma and Manitoulin Regions

Ontario's government is working for the people by supporting the forestry industry in the Algoma Region and Manitoulin Island, creating 138 full-time jobs.

Ontario Cuts Red Tape, Supports Investment and Job Creation

The Ontario government has announced further actions to help create and protect jobs in the auto sector. In February, the government launched its Driving Prosperity auto plan aimed at addressing challenges in the sector around competitiveness, innovation and talent. The government made it a priority to reduce red tape and restore Ontario's competitive advantage. Today, it is delivering on that promise.

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