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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…

Started by OntAG Admin

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…

Started by Joe Dales

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…

Started by OntAG Admin

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…

Started by OntAG Admin

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…

Started by OntAG Admin

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…

Started by John Schwartzentruber

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…

Started by OntAG Admin

6 Nov 21, 2011
Reply by Sandra Dales

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…

Started by OntAG Admin

4 Nov 9, 2011
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Grey County Soil & Crop Improvement Association

The Annual General Meeting and Trade Show will be held at the Rocklyn Hall on Friday December 16th, 2022.

U.S.-Mexico corn fight could hurt barley growers

A brewing corn trade war between Mexico and the United States could have dire consequences for Canadian barley growers, says an analyst. Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador issued a presidential decree on Dec. 31, 2020, that would ban the import of genetically modified corn starting in 2024 and phase out the use of glyphosate.

U.S. winter wheat crop in trouble

The U.S. winter wheat crop is in terrible shape as 2022 draws to a close, but that is not necessarily a precursor of what’s to come in 2023, says an analyst. An estimated 34 percent of the crop was rated good-to-excellent as of Nov. 29, down from 44 percent the same time one year ago.

Best Deadstock Removal Options Depend on Individual Farming Situations

When managing deadstock, pork producers are encouraged to consider their own location, management and biosecurity situations when deciding on the best option.

Agribition wraps Saturday with strong sales numbers reported

The Canadian Western Agribition wraps up Saturday after a successful return to normalcy following a pandemic restriction-filled past two years.  The crowds were back at the REAL District venue, with Agribition welcoming people interested in the livestock industry and agriculture from across Canada, as well as an estimated 1,200 international guests from 63 countries.

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