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""Swedes Debate Meat Tax Proposal - Western meat consumption must decrease, says Swed…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Feb 26, 2013 to Will Kathleen Wynne be a good minister of agriculture?

9 Mar 13, 2013
Reply by Joann

"The fact that we have been given a part-time and totally urbanized  Agriculture Mini…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Feb 24, 2013 to Will Kathleen Wynne be a good minister of agriculture?

9 Mar 13, 2013
Reply by Joann

"Many believe that the key to re-accreditation for the NFU-O is that they be less voc…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Jan 14, 2013 to NFU-Ontario Disappointed with OMAFRA Tribunal Decision to Dismiss FRFOF Application. How do you feel about it?

1 Jan 14, 2013
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

"Surprisingly high yields in Brussels area. 40's, 50's and even some in the high 60's…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Sep 26, 2012 to Soybean harvest has started - share your results and progress here ...

20 Sep 30, 2012
Reply by OntAG Admin

"Not surprisingly, that is exactly the kind of spin one would expect coming from the…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Feb 2, 2012 to Does ethanol production hurt livestock farmers? The latest report seems to think so...

2 Feb 2, 2012
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

"The effect on adjacent property value alone is an issue of serious legal implication…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Feb 1, 2012 to Do you agree with the OFA that no more wind turbines should be built until a number of issues are dealt with?

37 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Colette McLean

"BINGO! (Unless, of course, the OFA suddenly developed a conscience on this isuue .…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Jan 24, 2012 to Do you agree with the OFA that no more wind turbines should be built until a number of issues are dealt with?

37 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Colette McLean

"Well, not surprising really! Someone is going to have to pay for those solar tracker…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Jan 5, 2012 to Smart Meters and high consumption

21 Jan 5, 2012
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

"My apologies on mistaking your intent. I see now where you are coming from.   I coul…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Nov 27, 2011 to Supply management is in the spotlight again. What will this mean for the dairy, chicken, egg & turkey farmers?

31 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by Therese BEaulieu

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John Schwartzentruber replied Nov 25, 2011 to Supply management is in the spotlight again. What will this mean for the dairy, chicken, egg & turkey farmers?

31 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by Therese BEaulieu

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Charges laid in cattle theft investigation

With the assistance of Livestock Services of Saskatchewan (LSS), RCMP have laid several charges against a Whitewood, Sask. man for cattle rustling. On June 28, a Saskatchewan RCMP Livestock Investigator received a report from LSS about a suspicious livestock transaction. Moosomin RCMP determined 14 calves had been stolen from a farm in the RM of Silverwood in three different incidents. Further investigation determined a man stole the calves and attempted to sell them. 34-year-old Ryan Bennett from the Whitewood, Sask. area is charged with three counts of theft of cattle over $5,000, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and three counts of trafficking property obtained by crime over $5,000. Bennett is scheduled to appear in court in Moosomin on Aug. 20. Seven calves have since been recovered and returned to the farm.

Manitoba Ag Hall of Fame adds four individuals

Four names have been added to the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. Hugh Drake, Dr. Don Flaten, Dr. Allan Preston, and Fred Tait were recognized for their contributions to Manitoba’s agriculture industry at a ceremony this week at Winnipeg’s Red River Exhibition Park. The nominees for 2024 are: Hugh Drake of Elkhorn, Man. dedicated most of his life to service on various boards within the agriculture industry in Manitoba. For 14 years Drake served as a director with three different grain companies. During this time, he also sat on the Heartland Livestock board, an amalgamation of Manitoba Pool Elevators and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool livestock markets. While Drake was on the board of Heartland Livestock, they built a new auction barn at Virden, Man. which is still in operation. In the late 80’s Drake participated in the provincial debt review board and played an active role assisting farmers in financial crisis. Drake dedicated his life and time away from his own businesses and fam

Québec names 2024 Outstanding Young Farmers

Due to an important transition for Québec Outstanding Young Farmers, the winners for 2024 were revealed during summer activities held at La Grange de l'île, Île d'Orléans, on July 3.

Ontario is investing in innovative agri-food research

The Ontario government is investing $7.2 million in The Ontario government is investing $7.2 million in 44 Ontario-led research and innovation projects. This investment is being made through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the province, the University of Guelph and Agricultural Research and Innovation Ontario (ARIO).

Ontario Hazelnut Association organizes three farm tours

The Ontario Hazelnut Association has announced three farm tours at different locations around the province to showcase the broad growing range of the tree nuts.

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