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"Lots of farmers are using the new Farms.com websites for Classified Ads and Used Far…"

OntAG Admin replied Feb 21, 2016 to Lots of farm items for sale!

2 Feb 21, 2016
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"For next spring and summer?"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 29, 2015 to Agricultural Drones (UAV)

1 Oct 29, 2015
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"Adoption of Precision Agriculture technology and practices continues to increase in…"

OntAG Admin replied Jul 10, 2015 to GPS area measurement and guidance. Precision farming in Canada.

1 Jul 10, 2015
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"Here is the Information provided by the group of agriculture associations including…"

OntAG Admin replied Feb 2, 2015 to Ontario BeeKeepers' Association Responds To Misleading Media Campaign - Neonics.

2 Feb 7, 2015
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"Article in today's Financial Post: Bees, bans and bungling: How an anti-pesticide ca…"

OntAG Admin replied Nov 7, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
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"The government is investing $713,000 to Martin’s Family Fruit Farm to adapt their pr…"

OntAG Admin replied Nov 2, 2014 to Wynne Makes Pitch in China to Alibaba to Sell Ontario Agri-Food Products. Is there anything Ontario farmers or the ag industry can do to help?

1 Nov 2, 2014
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"National Geographic Article: Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Includ…"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 18, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
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"Great article in the Guelph Mercury today by Terry Daynard:  Neonic ban not support…"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 16, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
Reply by Colin Lundy

"Responses on Twitter: EricKaiser46:33am via Twitter for iPhone @OntAg 30% clay is N…"

OntAG Admin replied Aug 12, 2014 to Heavy Clay Soil.

6 Aug 13, 2014
Reply by Roadrunner

"How much clay do you need for the cricket pitch? Truckloads?"

OntAG Admin replied Aug 11, 2014 to Heavy Clay Soil.

6 Aug 13, 2014
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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Brian Bell announces retirement as local agricultural development advisor

Spending his whole career working in the agricultural sector has offered a working life that Brian Bell has certainly enjoyed. “My whole career has been spent working with those in the agricultural sector. Absolutely, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” stated Mr. Bell, the local agriculture development advisor, who earlier this week officially retired after 30 years with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “The work has been varied and very much related to the agricultural development in the region.”

Governments coordinate against swine fever

North American agriculture leaders are coordinating plans to keep swine safe from a deadly disease in China and Europe. Dr. Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer and deputy administrator for Veterinary Services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, delivered a joint statement on behalf of leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that they were responding to the threat of African swine fever with more biosecurity, agreements to minimize damage to trade if the disease reaches North America, and public education about the potential harm from the disease. The statement followed a forum April 30-May 1 in Ottawa, Ontario, attended by representatives from 15 countries.

Canada’s Largest Educational Foodservice Provider Launches the Buy Local Program, with Marketing Support from Foodland Ontario

Chartwells launched their landmark Buy Local program, a coast-to-coast approach to offering quality-assured, fresh, locally-sourced food from community-based, local vendors. The program is available to approximately 650 Chartwells campuses and schools across Canada. Whether it’s a jar of honey or a basket of fresh blueberries, the Buy Local program will create direct connections between Chartwells’ chefs and local farmers and vendors.

Ontario Supporting Forestry Sector in Algoma and Manitoulin Regions

Ontario's government is working for the people by supporting the forestry industry in the Algoma Region and Manitoulin Island, creating 138 full-time jobs.

Ontario Cuts Red Tape, Supports Investment and Job Creation

The Ontario government has announced further actions to help create and protect jobs in the auto sector. In February, the government launched its Driving Prosperity auto plan aimed at addressing challenges in the sector around competitiveness, innovation and talent. The government made it a priority to reduce red tape and restore Ontario's competitive advantage. Today, it is delivering on that promise.

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