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

Canadian Hog Numbers Decline for Second Straight Year

The number of hogs on Canadian farms as of Jan. 1 fell for the second straight time and hit the lowest in 8 years, according to a Statistics Canada livestock report Friday. 

G3 Announces Acquisition of New Quebec Elevator

Winnipeg-based G3 Canada has announced the acquisition of a new grain elevator in southwestern Quebec. 

Ag Markets in Transition: Analyst

Agricultural markets are in transition, moving from a tight supply/strong demand scenario to one of adequate supply and reasonable demand, according to a US market analyst. Speaking as part of the USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum earlier this month, Consus Ag Consulting Partner Angie Setzer said the sharply weaker corn, soybean, and wheat prices being seen today are not a function of poor demand, despite the fact American exports have generally been slow. Instead, the primary reason for the lower prices is simply heavier global supplies. The fact of the matter is that world grain buyers are “awash” in offers, with no real shortages seen on the horizon, she said. “So, there’s nowhere out there right now where people are like, ‘oh crap, we might run out of wheat,’ or ‘oh no, we might run out of corn.’ No one feels like that right now, where we felt like that in a big way in 2022 for a short time. Demand, though good, is just not enough to outpace the adequate supply we’ve s

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS TO MANITOBA AGRICULTURAL SERVICES CORPORATION BOARD

The Manitoba government has appointed a new chair, vice-chair and directors to the board of Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC), Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. “Agriculture in Manitoba is growing and I am confident that the experience, knowledge and abilities of the individuals appointed to this newly formed board will play an important role in supporting agricultural stakeholders across our province,” said Kostyshyn. The new chair of the board is John Plohman and the vice-chair is Don Kostesky. Newly appointed directors are Paul Gregory, Mary Johnson, Larry Bohdanovich, Rayna Gleich and Gurjaspal Singh Bala. Kostyshyn noted these appointments are part of the Manitoba government’s efforts to support a strong agriculture industry as the backbone of the provincial economy. The board of directors for MASC is responsible to support and encourage a strong and diversified rural economy through a variety of financial services and risk management prog

Weed seed destructors rare on Canadian farms

About 30 weed seed destructors were used last fall on farms across Canada, says an Agriculture Canada scientist. That isn’t a lot, considering more than 2,000 new combines are sold annually in Canada and the country has some 50,000 grain farms. But farmer adoption of the destructors, which pulverize weed seeds before they exit the combine in chaff, is slowly gaining momentum. “The first mills that we’re aware of (in Canada) were adopted on farm in 2018. To go from none in 2017 to 30 in 2023, to me that shows (some) producers are seeing a benefit from it,” said Breanne Tidemann, an Agriculture Canada weed scientist in Alberta. “A lot of the mills that I’m aware of came on board from 2022 and later.” Weed seed destructors, sometimes called hammer mills or cage mills, are popular with Australian farmers. In 2022 more than 1,100 new combines were sold in Australia, according to the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia. Of those new combines, 25 to 30 percent were equipped wi

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