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John Wise, former Minister of Agriculture and Dairy farmer Dies at the age of 77.

John Wise Former Minister of Agriculture and Dairy Farmer Dies at the Age of 77 Former Ag Minister Will Be Remembered for His Contribution…

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2 Jan 14, 2013
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What is next for Ontario's Horse Racing Industry?

Here is a news video that discusses the situation.What feedback or thoughts do others have on this issue?

Started by Joe Dales

0 Nov 9, 2012

How damaging is the XL Meat ecoli crisis to consumer food safety confidence?

Every night for the past week I have been watching the Canadian meat industry get aggressively criticized by all of its opponents.   I know…

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0 Oct 8, 2012

Crime of the Century, Who Stole $30M of MAPLE SYRUP?

I had to laugh when I saw this story on CBC the other night...only in Canada would it get so much coverage.   I would watch Bob and Doug Ma…

Started by Roadrunner

2 Sep 10, 2012
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Here's how the Horse Racing Industry affects Ontario's Economy. Does it affect your farm business?

This is an intteresting Fact Sheet on how Ontario's Horse Racing Industry affects the economy. How much will it affect farmers? Does it aff…

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5 Apr 5, 2012
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Federal Budget 2012: Agriculture Cut by $309.7 Million. Post your comments...

Yesterday's Federal Budget from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty: proposes Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian Food Insp…

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0 Mar 30, 2012

Do you agree with the OFA that no more wind turbines should be built until a number of issues are dealt with?

The OFA has made a call to the Ontario government to suspend industrial wind turbines saying there are too many unanswered questions about…

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37 Mar 1, 2012
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Following Europe?

business.financialpost.com/2011/12/14/burned-by-solar/ Is there any reason to think that we can escape the same hard lessons experienced b…

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0 Dec 15, 2011

Bette Jean Crews announcement on not seeking re-election. Who will be the next OFA president?

Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Bette Jean Crews announced this morning she won’t seek re-election to the president’s position…

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6 Nov 21, 2011
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MPP Ted McMeekin is appointed Ontario Minister of Agriculture. What does everyone think?

Does anyone have any knowledge or opinion on this appointment?   Here is his bio from his website www.tedmcmeekin.com   Ted McMeekin is the…

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4 Nov 9, 2011
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Bibeau announces second cohort of Canadian Agricultural Youth Council

On Thursday, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, unveiled the names of the members who will form the second cohort of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council (CAYC). The inaugural meeting of this new group of 25 young people will be held later this summer. The members of this cohort will serve 18-month terms. Representatives from Manitoba include Chantele Gouliquer and Boma N-Chris. "I was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the first cohort of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council and look forward to working with this new group. Young people's perspectives on issues such as sustainable agriculture, innovation, intergenerational transfers, mental health and work-life balance allow us to shape the sector's future in their image," said Bibeau.

Ceres Global Ag Market Outlook

The Ceres Global Seeds Insight Tour included a market outlook this week. Minneapolis-based analyst Ryan Longhenry, with Ceres Global Ag, gave his outlook on the following crops:

August WASDE shows little change on U.S. acreage

The USDA released its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report Friday morning. Jon Driedger is vice-president with LeftField Commodity Research. "Very few changes on the acreage side. It looks like farmers largely got the crop in even though there was the late start. From an overall yield perspective, a little bit lower on the corn. A little bit lower than what the market was expecting. A little friendly on the corn but a little negative on the beans. They actually bumped the yield up and that came in above expectations and so from a production perspective, maybe a little bit bearish on the soybean side."

France feeling the impacts of Canada's 2021 drought through mustard shortage

The people of France are feeling the brunt of 2021's drought as mustard supplies seem to be running low in supermarkets across the nation. France is the top consumer of mustard in the world and has been a staple of french households since the middle ages. Varieties like Dijon and Reims are processed by international companies but have their seeds mostly grown in Canada, with Saskatchewan and Alberta contributing to the vast majority of that crop.

Agri-Environmental specialists look to help producers make beneficial changes to farmland

BMPs, or Beneficial Management Practices, are a variety of programs that the provincial government is encouraging to help producers. Those can include infrastructure, land management, and other processes that help producers get the most out of their land. To help with that, Agri-Environmental Specialists are available to advise farmers as to the best practices.

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