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"This is where the people who "plan" our communities need to be aware of the importan…"

Avia Eek replied May 18, 2010 to Fight on over farm noise. How do you get along with your nonfarming neighbours?

3 May 22, 2010
Reply by Bristow

"I realize this movie is American based, but Canadian Farmers face many similar chall…"

Avia Eek replied Apr 1, 2010 to Prepare for the Food Inc. Onslaught....Movie to be broadcast on PBS and online. What can be done to tell agriculture's side of the story?

8 Apr 2, 2010
Reply by Grant

"Well said, Joann. "

Avia Eek replied Jan 18, 2010 to Preserving rich, agricultural land in the greenbelt

12 Jan 20, 2010
Reply by Tony Gaetano

"Hi Rein. I have to agree with you. We elect these officials thinking they will prote…"

Avia Eek replied Jan 18, 2010 to Preserving rich, agricultural land in the greenbelt

12 Jan 20, 2010
Reply by Tony Gaetano

"I couldn't have put it better myself, Tony, but I cannot take the credit--we have an…"

Avia Eek replied Jan 15, 2010 to Preserving rich, agricultural land in the greenbelt

12 Jan 20, 2010
Reply by Tony Gaetano

"I have more of a statement to make, since I haven't read the paper yet--will get to…"

Avia Eek replied Dec 17, 2009 to Farm Org. Funding.

5 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by Ken McCormack

"So, the OFA is against solar farms on prime agricultural land. What about 393 MW, na…"

Avia Eek replied Oct 10, 2009 to OFA opposes solar farm installations on farmland

13 Feb 21, 2010
Reply by newbie

"Buying local IS a good idea. For one thing, it's more nutritious when it's fresh, an…"

Avia Eek replied Oct 10, 2009 to Buying local or buying effectively?

2 Oct 10, 2009
Reply by Avia Eek

"Yes it is. When the dollar is high, exporting our produce gets a little trickier. Go…"

Avia Eek replied Oct 10, 2009 to Wet Weather in Holland Marsh

4 Oct 10, 2009
Reply by Avia Eek

"There's going to be lots of cull onions, but I don't think cattle or pigs would even…"

Avia Eek replied Oct 9, 2009 to Wet Weather in Holland Marsh

4 Oct 10, 2009
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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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