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Government and Politics in Ontario Agriculture: The Boiler Room (126)

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The Rest of Ontario (TRO)

The area we now call the Province of Ontario has a long and storied history as does every jurisdiction on this earth.  People migrate, atti…

Started by Joann

0 Mar 30, 2016

Budget 2016

The federal budget was released yesterday, and as we know, the government is projecting close to $30B in deficit spending. The budget, it…

Started by Joann

0 Mar 23, 2016

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
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Bank Bail-Ins

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Board of Directors of the European Stability Mechanism, is quoted as say on March 26, 2013:   "If the…

Started by Joann

0 Jun 4, 2015

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

Repealing Papal Bulls that concerns property rights?

There is a movement afoot whereby numerous indigenous peoples throughout this continent are pursuing an avenue that questions the very basi…

Started by Joann

0 Feb 10, 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
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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

Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFI)

Canada's big Six banks are domestic Systemically Important Financial Institutions.  Not much news here. And Pres. Putin took up much of th…

Started by Joann

0 Dec 25, 2014

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…

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0 Oct 7, 2014

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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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