Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

All Groups (17)

  • Organic Growers

    3 members Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2013 For farmers and market growers who grow our crops organically.

  • Dairy Farmers

    13 members Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2013 This is a group for dairy farmers to discuss industry topics and issues or to share interesting stories.

  • Equine Community for Ontario

    12 members Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2012

    Horse lovers are invited to join and share and connect with the equine community in Ontario

  • Farm Solar Energy Group

    8 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012 This group is set up for people interested or involved in agriculture and the Ontario Solar Energy industry. Share ideas, knowledge and other…

  • HCFA

    3 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2011

  • PDO EXEC

    9 members Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2010 PDO Executive Member Forum

  • Veg Growers and Friends

    11 members Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2012 A place for Ontario field veg growers and those working in the veg production industry to discuss issues and share information.

  • Ontario Goat Producers Group

    3 members Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2011 This area is for sharing of information between goat producers.

  • AALP Class 13

    22 members Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2011 This is a private group created for the members of AALP Class 13 only.

  • Pork Producers and Industry

    22 members Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2015 A chance to share information and discuss ideas on how to make the Ontario pork industry sustainable. ***Opinions expressed in this forum are…

  • Women in Agriculture

    33 members Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2014 A forum for women running and working on the farm

  • Horticulture Online Community

    15 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012 This group is being set up for fruit and vegetable growers and stakeholders to discuss issues and share information.

  • Human Resource Professionals in Agriculture

    11 members Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2017 A group to discuss hot topics in the professional agriculture industry and allow HR professionals a place to network.

  • Young Farmers In Ontario

    55 members Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2013 This group has been set up for young and beginning farmers to discuss the challenges and issues associated with running a farming operation.

  • Ontario Sheep Producers Group

    13 members Latest Activity: May 5, 2012 Ontag has set this group area up for Sheep Producers and industry stakeholders to share information and ideas.

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

Saskatchewan Crop Conditions Up from a Year Ago

The first Saskatchewan crop condition ratings for the 2024 growing season are mostly up from a year ago, although the scope of improvement is variable. The weekly provincial crop report on Thursday pegged this year’s spring wheat crop at 87% good to excellent as of Monday, up a relatively modest 6 points from a year earlier, while the oat and barley ratings were 2 and 5 points higher, respectively, at 87% good to excellent for both. At 78% good to excellent, the condition of the canola crop was just a single point above a year ago. On the other hand, the condition of the durum crop was rated 93% good to excellent as of Monday, an increase of 21 points from a year ago, while the lentil crop was 15 points better at 90% and the chickpea crop a major 31 points higher at 95%. Gains for other crops fell somewhere in between. At 91% good to excellent, the condition of the flax crop was up 8 points on the year, with mustard up 14 points to 88%, and peas up 9 points to 91%. The canary cro

New Grading Changes Coming for the 2024-25 Crop Year

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced new grading changes for the upcoming 2024-25 crop year that it says will better meet the needs of the grain sector in Canada and grain buyers around the world. Among the changes are new variety designation lists for food barley, and updates to the assessment of seed coat discolouration in soybeans. According to a CGC release, food barley varieties are unique and different from malting or feed barley varieties due to the distinct quality features desired for food, such as high beta-glucans. And to ensure Canadian producers and the agriculture sector can realize the benefits of developing and growing these varieties, the CGC is creating variety designation lists for Barley, Canada Eastern Food, which will take effect on July 1, 2024, and Barley, Canada Western Food, which will take effect on Aug. 1, 2024. Meanwhile, as part of the CGC grain grading modernization project, the official Grain Grading Guide will be updated to clarify the asse

Alberta Seeding Complete; Crop Emergence on Track with Average

The final push was delayed by rain in some parts of the province last week, but Alberta seeding is virtually now complete.  Friday’s crop showed the planting of Alberta major crops (spring wheat, oats, barley, canola, and peas) at 99.6% complete as of Tuesday, up a few points from a week earlier and in line with the five- and 10-year averages of 99.4% and 98.7%.  The report said final seeding efforts in the Central, North East, and North West regions were slowed by rain that was accompanied by persistent strong winds that led to an overall reduction in surface soil moisture in all areas but the Peace Region.   Regardless, crop growth is off to a good start, with the South Region in need of timely rains while the rest of the province needs warmer temperatures, the report said.  The emergence of major crops across the province is reported at 86%, which matches both the 5- and 10-year averages. Regionally, emergence of major crops is behind the historical average in the South and Nort

Automation, robotics helping farmers strengthen food security

B.C. farmers are accessing new technology through federal and provincial government funding to grow their businesses and increase production to help strengthen food security in the province.

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