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"If Ontario produces the best solar technology in the world, then "Buy Ontario" is fi…"

Peter Gredig replied Oct 3, 2009 to OFA opposes solar farm installations on farmland

13 Feb 21, 2010
Reply by newbie

"Stew - it is crazy to have trade/safety net disparity within our own country. I gues…"

Peter Gredig replied Oct 3, 2009 to Quebec's impact on Ontario Hog Farmers

4 Oct 9, 2009
Reply by rein minnema

"Am I glad there will be growth in local demand for my corn? YES! Would I invest in a…"

Peter Gredig replied Oct 3, 2009 to Ethanol Expansions

6 Oct 30, 2009
Reply by Joe Dales

"So Burnt, if the problem is excessive efficiency and multi-national companies, what…"

Peter Gredig replied Oct 3, 2009 to Grocery Bill Up - Farmers Share Down

20 Oct 5, 2009
Reply by OntAG Admin

"Arguing against efficiency and innovation is a non-starter for me. But let me put th…"

Peter Gredig replied Sep 21, 2009 to Grocery Bill Up - Farmers Share Down

20 Oct 5, 2009
Reply by OntAG Admin

"Wayne - now that it's been a few days, can you detect any impact from that frost on…"

Peter Gredig replied Sep 21, 2009 to FROST - Sept. 19th

3 Sep 21, 2009
Reply by Wayne Black

"Had Ford all my life, but current truck is a GMC Sierra 4x4. Truck drives and rides…"

Peter Gredig replied Sep 7, 2009 to Any Ideas On A New Truck

3 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Roadrunner

"Hey Wayne - scab is a tough one when you only have a few trees and no orchard spraye…"

Peter Gredig replied Sep 7, 2009 to To spray or not to spray

2 Sep 7, 2009
Reply by Wayne Black

"Aphid #'s are on the rise in soys, but most fields are at R5 or R6 which means it's…"

Peter Gredig replied Sep 3, 2009 to this years bean harvest

7 Sep 13, 2009
Reply by OntAG Admin

"I agree that we need to be sensible about housing development in prime ag areas, but…"

Peter Gredig replied Sep 3, 2009 to Preserving rich, agricultural land in the greenbelt

12 Jan 20, 2010
Reply by Tony Gaetano

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

Federal and British Columbia agriculture ministers host roundtable discussion with representatives of the provincial agriculture and agri-food sector

Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Lana Popham, British Columbia’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries held a virtual roundtable with British Columbia’s agricultural sector yesterday to listen to their concerns following the devastating floods and landslides and to discuss both immediate and long-term support for the British Columbia agriculture and agri-food industry. Extreme weather events in British Columbia have caused many agricultural producers and their families to struggle in extremely challenging circumstances as they deal with the loss of businesses, homes, livestock, crops and livelihoods. With over 800 farms in British Columbia currently under evacuation orders, the ministers recognized the producers’ courage and perseverance and indicated they are working together to make sure that producers have the resources they need to maintain their mental health and help rebuild their operations.

Maison Francine Leroux receives federal boost to make food more accessible in Drummondville

This week, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, highlighted an investment of up to $78,338 to Maison Francine Leroux under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund’s second phase. Established in 2020, Maison Francine Leroux is a non-profit organization that promotes intergenerational sharing through textile arts, reading and cooking in the community. The Maison Francine Leroux building contains three large rooms, including a collective kitchen, where community members of all ages can safely meet to socialize, share ideas, enjoy coffee or a meal together, and lessen the feeling of isolation.

2021 Dry Bean Seasonal Summary

Acreage, Planting and Harvest In 2020, Ontario dry bean acres were at their highest since 2007. This year, insured acres of dry beans totalled around 115,000 which is comparable to the 10-year average. Acreage of each market class declined in 2021, although the decrease in kidney bean acres was relatively small.

Farm management and mental health

In 2018, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Board of Directors took a step to address this issue, through mandating the creation of a ‘Farmer Wellness’ program. “The program’s purpose is to foster awareness and provide access to prevention, support, and training resources while developing strategic partnerships to further our efforts,” explains Sarah Plater Findlay, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s human resources consultant. One of those partnerships (which also involved other farming associations and government) supported the creation of a critical recent study called ‘Healthy Minds, Healthy Farms: Exploring the Connection between Mental Health and Farm Business Management’ by Farm Management Canada (FMC).

Pork Producers Lobby Lawmakers On Issues

Preventing foreign animal diseases, addressing a shortage of agricultural workers and reauthorizing a livestock price reporting law are the primary issues on which pork producers will lobby their congressional lawmakers over the next two days, during the fall Capitol Hill fly-in of the National Pork Producers Council. More than 100 producers from across the country are expected to participate virtually in NPPC’s Legislative Action Conference. “These are critical but by no means the only issues of concern to U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President Jen Sorenson, communications director for Iowa Select Farms in West Des Moines, Iowa. “Failure to address even one of these matters could make it very difficult for hog farmers to continue producing safe, nutritious pork for consumers around the globe. Our fly-in is an opportunity for producers to urge Congress to take action on important issues.”

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