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Are you a farmer in SW Ontario? - Fill out this survey on Precision Agriculture and Broadband!

Connectivity and Precision Agriculture in SW Ontario Crop Farming GUELPH, ONTARIO (October 18, 2016) – Researchers at the Ontario Agricultu…

Started by Emily Duncan

0 Oct 18, 2016

WANTED: pictures of barns missing boards for a story on thieves

I need pictures of old barns missing boards  and stories about cedar fence rail thieves and barn board thieves - do they ever get caught?…

Started by Robert Campbell

0 Jun 15, 2015

Ontario Wineries can now sell wine at local farmer's markets. What do you think?

The province of Ontario released a statement today announcing they will be allowing Ontario VQA wines to be sold at local farmer’s markets:…

Started by OntAG Admin

5 Dec 17, 2013
Reply by Joann

Young Ontarians are Least Aware of Where their Food Comes From. What else can be done???

Farmers Feed Cities' survey results are disappointing On average, only 41 per cent of the younger generation (18-34) claim to be aware of w…

Started by AgOntario

0 Oct 5, 2011

For Farmers Considering Solar: Letter to the Editor from Brad Duguid Minister of Energy on Ontario’s MicroFIT Program

Letter To The Editor in the Chatham-Kent Daily Post: Ontario’s MicroFIT Programby Brad Duguid, Minister of EnergyThousands of Ontario famil…

Started by OntAG Admin

2 Jul 3, 2011
Reply by Colette McLean

Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Ontario v. Fraser - Ban on Farm Unions Constitutional

The Supreme Court ruling handed down this morning in the case of Fraser v. Ontario is a great victory for the Attorney General and the farm…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Apr 29, 2011

Ontario budget delivers new risk management program for Ontario farmers

Ontario Agricultural Sustainability Coalition (OASC)   News Release   For Immediate Release                                                …

Started by OntAG Admin

8 Apr 1, 2011
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

Video from the Tractor Pull at the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville - Is this the Best Farm Show to Attend?

Started by OntAG Admin

1 Mar 16, 2011
Reply by Mackenna Roth

Grey County Beef Farmer Wins 2011 Ontario Pasture Award

The sponsors of the Ontario Pasture Award - the Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA), MAPLESEED and the Ontario Forage Council (OFC) - are…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Feb 23, 2011

Simcoe County Couple Wins 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award

The Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA) is pleased to announce that John and Rosemary Dunsmore of Shanty Bay are the winners…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Feb 23, 2011

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Canopy Growth acquires hemp company AgriNextUSA in a move to boost U.S. business

Canopy Growth Corp. has acquired AgriNextUSA, in a move to boost its hemp business in the United States. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Canopy says AgriNextUSA chief executive Geoff Whaling will join Canopy Growth USA as a strategic adviser. It says Whaling is considered a hemp pioneer and a leading advocate for the sector in the United States.

Agriculture, trade ministers will testify in April on Chinese canola issue

A pair of federal cabinet ministers have been called on to testify before a parliamentary committee on China's move to reject canola shipments from one of Canada's largest grain producers.

Fine-tuning Nitrogen Strategies on Corn

The nitrogen (N) fertility algorithm proposed at the recent Eastern Ontario Crop Conference by Dr. Dave Hooker, University of Guelph- Ridgetown Campus, was “80% of the recommended N applied pre-plant, then 1 lb/ac of additional N for each millimetre (mm) of rain from the V7 to VT corn growth stage.”

Chronic Wasting Disease a Concern for Ontario

Last weekend CFFO staff attended the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters’ Conference on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) to learn from the scientists about the potential threat of CWD entering Ontario. CWD, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects members of the deer family, including white-tailed deer, moose, elk, caribou, and mule deer, among others.

To Clean or Not to Clean? Managing DON in Grain Corn

A number of growers cleaned corn this fall in efforts to reduce DON. Whether it is on the combine or at the bins, the general message is to remove as much fines or cob as possible as these harbour the highest levels of DON. Cleaning reports were variable however; some reported good luck in reducing DON, while others reported little or no change.

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