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How Would You Rate Your Crops? Looks like a building drought in the Midwest USA.

Southwestern Ontario seems to be getting some moisture this week. How are the crops in your area?

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Jul 5, 2012

Planting Soybeans on May 18th pictures - How is your planting progressing?

Started by Joe Dales

0 May 18, 2012

How bad was the frost?

I saw lots of reports on twitter about frost. How do the crops look after that? Good luck...hope it was not that bad.

Started by Roadrunner

3 May 17, 2012
Reply by OntAG Admin

How is your Spring planting progressing? Participate in the POLL ...

Are you ahead or behind on your planting schedule? OMARFA Field Crop Report last week had a  10 to 60% of corn was planted http://www.farm

Started by OntAG Admin

1 May 2, 2012
Reply by OntAG Admin

Does ethanol production hurt livestock farmers? The latest report seems to think so...

The latest report by the George Morris Centre released yesterday states that ethanol production has hurt livestock farmers by boosting the…

Started by Joe Dales

2 Feb 2, 2012
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

Is vomatoxin in corn becoming an issue?

I am hearing that the end users are concerned about the amount of corn with high levels of vomatoxin.  Is this a widespread issue or just l…

Started by Roadrunner

2 Feb 1, 2012
Reply by charlie brown

Can we grow 300 Bushel per acre corn crops in Ontario? What do we need to accomplish this?

Do you think we have the potential to grow 300 Bushel/ac yielding corn crops in Ontario.   What are you opinions and thoughts on what is ho…

Started by Joe Dales

1 Jan 25, 2012
Reply by OntAG Admin

How is your corn harvesting progressing? Better than expected, worse, etc? Results and yields posted here.

How is your corn harvest progressing? How much do you still have to finish? Please post your progress and yield information here to share w…

Started by OntAG Admin

44 Dec 13, 2011
Reply by OntAG Admin

Soybean harvest in Ontario, some have started, have you? When will your fields be ready? Check out the results ...

There have been a few post on Twitter today - see below - on soybeans being harvested. Have you started? When will your fields be ready?  

Started by OntAG Admin

53 Nov 4, 2011
Reply by OntAG Admin

Getting Started in Farming

I have helped my father operate a cash crop farm for years, and this fall I am purchasing my own farm.   If anyone has any advice on starti…

Started by Noswad Acres

2 Sep 5, 2011
Reply by Joe Dales


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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