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What Should Be Done To Defend Modern Agriculture?

What are everyone's thoughts regarding the new Ontario policy regarding neonic seed treatments? Are there any other ideas farmers should b…

Started by Joe Dales

2 Jun 7, 2015
Reply by Joe Dales

Grain Farmers of Ontario Firmly Oppose Draft Seed Treatment Regulations. What Do You Think?

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO FIRMLY OPPOSES DRAFT SEED TREATMENT REGULATIONS GUELPH, ON (April 9, 2015) – Following a technical briefing from…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Apr 9, 2015

GFO: Grain Farming Under Attack by Ontario Government - How do you feel about the Neonic Issue?

GRAIN FARMING UNDER ATTACK BY GOVERNMENTNew Pesticide Regulations Impractical and Unrealistic GUELPH, ON (November 25, 2014) – Grain Farmer…

Started by OntAG Admin

1 Feb 7, 2015
Reply by Colin Lundy

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…

Started by Steve Twynstra

0 Jan 30, 2015

CFFO: Premier's Mandate Letters Set Tone For Agriculture Policy In The Years Ahead. Any Feedback?

CFFO: Premier’s Mandate Letters Set Tone for Agriculture Policy in the Years Ahead (Oct 06, 2014) By Nathan StevensThe Premier’s rece…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Oct 7, 2014

New Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, Who is he and will he be a good Minister of Ag?

    Jeff Leal Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs MPP Peterborough Political Career Minister of Rural Affairs, February 201…

Started by OntAG Admin

3 Jun 26, 2014
Reply by OntAG Admin

Ontario Food And Farm Political Debate Cancelled. Is the sector not important enough to make time?

Food and Farm Political Debate Cancelled By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.comOntario farm and processor organizations say that they have been for…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Jun 3, 2014

U of Guelph Closing Kemptville and Alfred Ag College Campuses?

I was sorry to hear that the University of Guelph is planning to close the two agriculture colleges. I thought agriculture enrollment was i…

Started by Roadrunner

2 Mar 18, 2014
Reply by Joe Dales

What do you think of the new 2% Biodiesel Fuel Content Mandate?

  BIOFUELS REGULATIONS GREAT NEWS FOR ONTARIO’S GRAIN FARMERS The commitment from the government to move forward with the regulations for t…

Started by Joe Dales

10 Nov 6, 2013
Reply by Arron Burns

Will Kathleen Wynne be a good minister of agriculture?

I thought this was a good idea when I first heard it. But judging by the negative comments and stories I am not too sure. What does everyon…

Started by Roadrunner

9 Mar 13, 2013
Reply by Joann

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Charges laid in cattle theft investigation

With the assistance of Livestock Services of Saskatchewan (LSS), RCMP have laid several charges against a Whitewood, Sask. man for cattle rustling. On June 28, a Saskatchewan RCMP Livestock Investigator received a report from LSS about a suspicious livestock transaction. Moosomin RCMP determined 14 calves had been stolen from a farm in the RM of Silverwood in three different incidents. Further investigation determined a man stole the calves and attempted to sell them. 34-year-old Ryan Bennett from the Whitewood, Sask. area is charged with three counts of theft of cattle over $5,000, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and three counts of trafficking property obtained by crime over $5,000. Bennett is scheduled to appear in court in Moosomin on Aug. 20. Seven calves have since been recovered and returned to the farm.

Manitoba Ag Hall of Fame adds four individuals

Four names have been added to the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. Hugh Drake, Dr. Don Flaten, Dr. Allan Preston, and Fred Tait were recognized for their contributions to Manitoba’s agriculture industry at a ceremony this week at Winnipeg’s Red River Exhibition Park. The nominees for 2024 are: Hugh Drake of Elkhorn, Man. dedicated most of his life to service on various boards within the agriculture industry in Manitoba. For 14 years Drake served as a director with three different grain companies. During this time, he also sat on the Heartland Livestock board, an amalgamation of Manitoba Pool Elevators and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool livestock markets. While Drake was on the board of Heartland Livestock, they built a new auction barn at Virden, Man. which is still in operation. In the late 80’s Drake participated in the provincial debt review board and played an active role assisting farmers in financial crisis. Drake dedicated his life and time away from his own businesses and fam

Québec names 2024 Outstanding Young Farmers

Due to an important transition for Québec Outstanding Young Farmers, the winners for 2024 were revealed during summer activities held at La Grange de l'île, Île d'Orléans, on July 3.

Ontario is investing in innovative agri-food research

The Ontario government is investing $7.2 million in The Ontario government is investing $7.2 million in 44 Ontario-led research and innovation projects. This investment is being made through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the province, the University of Guelph and Agricultural Research and Innovation Ontario (ARIO).

Ontario Hazelnut Association organizes three farm tours

The Ontario Hazelnut Association has announced three farm tours at different locations around the province to showcase the broad growing range of the tree nuts.

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