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OntAg Community Rules and Term See Farms.com Terms of Use The OntAg.farms.com site is built around an online community setting.

The chat forums, community tools and member participation is what makes Ontag.farms.com unique. It is here that you can ask questions, connect with other producers across Ontario, and get assistance in finding timely and credible answers to your farm and agri-food problems. We would like to keep this site directed to the Agriculture and Agri Food sector...if you have other personal non relevant content...we suggest going to Facebook or another site where you can post that personal material.

We encourage reading and/or contributing to the many discussions taking place. It is extremely important to OntAg.farms.com that we respect the privacy and the opinions of our members. By offering you the ability to post information, ideas and opinions using aliases we create an opportunity to participate without fear of personal attack or prosecution.

To ensure you and the other OntAg.farms.com members get the most out of community we have a few rules and guidelines for you to follow.

OntAg Participation Guidelines

Following these simple and easy guidelines will help keep the discussion/debate interesting and worthwhile for all OntAg.farms.com members.

1. Check the Chat Forum Threads before posting a question; just to ensure you're not asking a question someone else already has posted.

2. Keep your questions and comments related to the subject. Start a new chat thread if you want to talk about something else.

3. Participate! Don't be shy, answer or comment on a posting that interests you.

4. Do not dominate a conversation. Allow others the ability to express their views and opinions.

5. Revisit ontag.farms.com frequently to keep up with the newest postings.

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6. Remarks that personally attack, threaten any OntAg.farms.com participant, including members and moderators. Please no negative personal comments...let's talk about things and ideas.

7. Remarks that are slanderous or defaming in any form. If you see any posting that are defaming, please let us know and we will remove immediately.

8. Remarks that use profanity or an innappropriate language or images.

9. There will be no sexually suggestive or inappropriate materials, words, photos, videos etc allowed on this site.

Moderating and Censorship

The operators of Ontag.farms.com will not act as a content censorship group. Therefore, we ask you to use your own good judgment when posting in the forums on whether your message creates an environment that encourages learning and strong debate. OntAg.farms.com is for all to share, learn and grow, it is unlikely that we all will agree on everything all of the time but let's build a positive, respectful community.

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

Sulphur Fertilizer Trial in Dry Edible Beans

Sulphur is an important nutrient in field crops. It is part of the chlorophyll in leaves, two essential amino acids, and rhizobia bacteria need it for nitrogen fixation. Sulphur is mostly stored in soil organic matter (OM), and it is mineralized each summer as OM breaks down. Sulphur will leach from the soil and volatilize into the air if crops don’t take it up, which makes soil testing difficult. Sulphur acts a lot like nitrate nitrogen, which has its own soil testing story! Our crops used to get a regular dose of sulphur from air pollution and acid rain, with manure being a good secondary source. Southern Ontario was always a hot spot for air pollution, but levels have dropped dramatically since 1990. This has reduced yearly sulphur deposition by 70% or more. At the same time our crop yields have increased, exporting additional S from the soil.

New ag mental health program in Ont.

Producers can benefit from a new mental health pilot project in Lennox and Addington County.

Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

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