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"I cannot repeat verbatim what she said (there was a lot) but the implication clearly…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Apr 1, 2011 to Ontario budget delivers new risk management program for Ontario farmers

8 Apr 1, 2011
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"Joanne, this evening I was on Minister Carol Mitchell's town-hall, conference call a…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Mar 30, 2011 to Ontario budget delivers new risk management program for Ontario farmers

8 Apr 1, 2011
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

"Joann, you are not alone in your skepticism. But our organization leaders will tell…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Mar 30, 2011 to Ontario budget delivers new risk management program for Ontario farmers

8 Apr 1, 2011
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"When did this happen?"

John Schwartzentruber replied Mar 23, 2011 to You Gotta See This!

4 Apr 5, 2011
Reply by Kevin Stewart

""Due to the 'success'' of the MicroFIT program . . ."   My first impressions of wind…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Feb 17, 2011 to For Farmers Considering Solar: Letter to the Editor from Brad Duguid Minister of Energy on Ontario’s MicroFIT Program

2 Jul 3, 2011
Reply by Colette McLean

"Another question - why are biogas-produced energy rates so much lower than solar or…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Jan 17, 2011 to Biogas is more than energy

11 Apr 5, 2011
Reply by Kevin Stewart

"What are the potential feedstocks that would fuel these plants? You already made men…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Jan 17, 2011 to Biogas is more than energy

11 Apr 5, 2011
Reply by Kevin Stewart

"Here is what happens when someone declines to take responsibility for her/his own pe…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Jan 13, 2011 to Food Inc. on the CBC. Did anyone see it and what did you think?

10 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Bristow

"If I am not mistaken, you priced enough ground beef and lettuce to make at least 16…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Jan 11, 2011 to Food Inc. on the CBC. Did anyone see it and what did you think?

10 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Bristow

"Sorry, I'm kinda slow on the uptake here.   So, please make something clear for me -…"

John Schwartzentruber replied Jan 11, 2011 to Food Inc. on the CBC. Did anyone see it and what did you think?

10 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Bristow

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