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Global population hit 7 billion. Can we feed this growth and what do you think the future holds for our kids?

After watching the news this week discussing the growth in the world's population I was wondering what the Canada will look like in 20 to 5…

Started by Roadrunner

0 Nov 6, 2011

How long until they select a new Ontario Agriculture Minister? Is there any good elected Liberal possibilities for the position?

I was visiting the OMAFRA website yesterday and noticed Carol Mitchell was still on it as the Minister.   I started to think about who migh…

Started by Roadrunner

2 Oct 20, 2011
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The Risk Management Program Application Deadline is October 14, 2011.

The Risk Management Program Application Deadline is October 14, 2011. Applications are available at www.agricorp.com.

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Oct 7, 2011

McGuinty's Back

An appropriate song to celebrate?   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2CfvVUE22E&feature=related

Started by John Schwartzentruber

0 Oct 6, 2011

1948 Cartoon

Somewhat precient?   http://nationaljuggernaut.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-cartoon-seemed-far-fetched-in-1948.html

Started by John Schwartzentruber

0 Sep 12, 2011

Ontario Political Parties, Who is the best choice for farmers and agriculture...Any opinions?

I am starting to think about this fall's Ontario election. What party do you like and why? When I watch the news, it seems like the politic…

Started by Roadrunner

0 Sep 5, 2011

New Farming Operations & Agriculture page on Ontario Ministry of Labour website links to regulations, OHS guidelines, resources

New Farming Operations & Agriculture page on Ontario Ministry of Labour website links to regulations, OHS guidelines, resources and par…

Started by AgOntario

0 Jul 28, 2011

From Ontario ... Malcolm Allen, NDP, named critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food.

New NDP shadow cabinet announced, Jack Layton names Malcolm Allen, NDP MP from Welland Ontario, critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food   MALC…

Started by OntAG Admin

1 Jun 2, 2011
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Who Knew? Comment period for Bobolink & Groundhog ended May 16th - 3 year exemption for farmers. Will this put farmers on the endangered list?

The Bobolink and the Ground hog.  the EBR Public Comment period for the Bobolink April 15, 2011 to May 16, 2011 Who Knew?   Most farmers an…

Started by AgOntario

0 May 25, 2011

Election 2011 - What do each of the party's have planned for agriculture?

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) have compiled the party platforms for agriculture and developed key messages for Canadian Farmers.…

Started by OntAG Admin

3 May 1, 2011
Reply by Joe Dales

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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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