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Congratulations Joel Jarvis! Ontario farmer breaks World Record for largest squash.

At 674.3 kg or 1,486.6 pounds, Joel Jarvis' squash beats the old record of 560 kg or 1,234 pounds as confirmed by Guinness World Records.…Continue

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Started Oct 17, 2011

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 where their food is grown while 62 per cent of adults (35-54)…Continue

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Started Oct 5, 2011

New Farming Operations & Agriculture page on Ontario Ministry of Labour website links to regulations, OHS guidelines, resources

New Farming Operations & Agriculture page on Ontario Ministry of Labour website links to regulations, OHS guidelines, resources and partners.Click here:…Continue

Started Jul 28, 2011

 

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How Long Does ASFV Survive In Groundwater?By Jordan Buchan DVM Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services

African swine fever virus (ASFV) continues to spread in Europe with a recent jump to the south in Italy (Calabria) as well as outbreaks in Bosnia-Herzegovina and bordering Croatia

Canadian Pork Council Receives Funding as Part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive funding under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP).

Bob Hunsberger - Farmer, Economist, Researcher, and Visionary

With more than 50 years of dedication, including his role as one of the founding members of 3P - The Progressive Pork Producers, Bob Hunsberger has been a prominent advocate for the Ontario pork industry.  

Previous Experience with Swine Key to Attracting News Swine Vets

A series of swine medicine surveys conducted by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine suggests some previous experience working with swine is an important factor in attracting veterinary students into swine practice

How Canada Plans to Enhance Efforts to Keep African Swine Fever Out

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has been selected to receive funding under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP). The CPC's ASFIPP initiative, "Development of a low-cost pen-side assay for rapid detection of African Swine Fever Virus," is a crucial step in enhancing the swine industry's readiness against the threat of African swine fever (ASF), CPC said in a release on Friday. "The support from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is instrumental in advancing our efforts to combat African Swine Fever,” Canadian Pork Council chair René Roy, said in a release. “Our focus on developing a low-cost pen-side assay aligns with our commitment to proactive and innovative solutions for the swine industry." The goal is to develop an ASFMeter, a portable and low-cost tool, for rapidly diagnosing ASF in the field, CPC explained. This innovative program in collaboration with McMaster University hopes to revolutionize ASF detection by prov

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