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Vegetable Greenhouses NEED new, young growers--but where are all the jobs?

Statistics Canada shows that most of the horticulture/greenhouse management is reaching retirement age, and that almost all of these manage…

Started by Jamie Boland

4 Dec 7, 2011
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Congratulations Joel Jarvis! Ontario farmer breaks World Record for largest squash.

At 674.3 kg or 1,486.6 pounds, Joel Jarvis' squash beats the old record of 560 kg or 1,234 pounds as confirmed by Guinness World Records…

Started by AgOntario

0 Oct 17, 2011

Ontariofresh.ca - a New Website for Growers/Farmers, Distributors & Related Groups - Register Now!

Ontariofresh.ca Offers Economic Value For Agriculture Business - New Website Coming: Focus on Business of Local Food Helps Meet Demand-   T…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 May 24, 2011

New Farmers Market Opening in Stratford. Do you visit farmers markets?

News Release, STRATFORD - Slow Food Perth County is starting a Sunday Farmers Market beginning June 6th. All farmers employing good, clea…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 May 16, 2010

Vineland Research: To deliver commercialization opportunities to the horticulture sector: Any Ideas for them?

GOVERNMENTS PARTNER TO BUILD NEW MARKETS FOR HORTICULTURE PRODUCERS This Agriculture Canada news release came in and wondered what everyone…

Started by Joe Dales

0 Oct 19, 2009

"Agriculture: The Forgotten Industry?"

View "Agriculture: The Forgotten Industry?" - Parts 1 to 5 on PublicVoice.tv http://www.publicvoice.tv/profiles/blogs/jamie-reaume-agricul

Started by AgOntario

0 Oct 15, 2009

"Marsh Madness"

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/marsh-madness/article1319792/ This is a really, really good article about the Holland Marsh ex…

Started by Avia Eek

0 Oct 10, 2009

Wet Weather in Holland Marsh

Well, usually I am a very up-beat, optimistic person. Today, not so much! This year has been really challenging. Worrying about white rot i…

Started by Avia Eek

4 Oct 10, 2009
Reply by Avia Eek

Longer Season Strawberries

Here's a look at some research at the University of Guelph - to get strawberries growing more than a few weeks in June... http://www.eHarv

Started by Andrew Campbell

0 Oct 5, 2009

Low crop prices in the Fall

Onion and carrots prices have been reasonably decent this year. Last year, not so good we were getting paid what my husband's parents did i…

Started by Avia Eek

4 Oct 1, 2009
Reply by Avia Eek

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

How Long Does ASFV Survive In Groundwater?By Jordan Buchan DVM Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services

African swine fever virus (ASFV) continues to spread in Europe with a recent jump to the south in Italy (Calabria) as well as outbreaks in Bosnia-Herzegovina and bordering Croatia

Canadian Pork Council Receives Funding as Part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive funding under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP).

Bob Hunsberger - Farmer, Economist, Researcher, and Visionary

With more than 50 years of dedication, including his role as one of the founding members of 3P - The Progressive Pork Producers, Bob Hunsberger has been a prominent advocate for the Ontario pork industry.  

Previous Experience with Swine Key to Attracting News Swine Vets

A series of swine medicine surveys conducted by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine suggests some previous experience working with swine is an important factor in attracting veterinary students into swine practice

How Canada Plans to Enhance Efforts to Keep African Swine Fever Out

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has been selected to receive funding under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP). The CPC's ASFIPP initiative, "Development of a low-cost pen-side assay for rapid detection of African Swine Fever Virus," is a crucial step in enhancing the swine industry's readiness against the threat of African swine fever (ASF), CPC said in a release on Friday. "The support from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is instrumental in advancing our efforts to combat African Swine Fever,” Canadian Pork Council chair René Roy, said in a release. “Our focus on developing a low-cost pen-side assay aligns with our commitment to proactive and innovative solutions for the swine industry." The goal is to develop an ASFMeter, a portable and low-cost tool, for rapidly diagnosing ASF in the field, CPC explained. This innovative program in collaboration with McMaster University hopes to revolutionize ASF detection by prov

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