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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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BeGrainSafe this harvest season

This harvest season the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) is reminding producers of the dangers of moving grain and why it is important to BeGrainSafe and follow safe grain handling practices It takes mere seconds to become engulfed in grain, and far too often grain entrapment leads to serious injury or death.

Big Rebounds in Store for Spring Wheat, Canola Output

This year’s Canadian spring wheat harvest could be the largest in nine years, while canola output may match the fourth highest ever, the results of a recent crop tour show. 

Bullish wheat market ahead

Harvest activities are just getting underway across the prairies. Grain Market Analyst Brennan Turner says he's not a big fan of selling direct off the combine unless you have to as prices are generally lower. He says when it comes to the harvest the first few fields are usually pretty good, adding that some farmers have been pleasantly surprised by what the yield monitors are showing.

TESA presentation is always a highlight for the Canadian Cattle Association's Semi-Annual Meetings

As part of their management plan they defer grazing til September on some of their native pasture with a goal of providing at least a year long rest. They also intensively manage the tame pastures, and have additional water sources through pipelines and remote watering systems to extend grazing  on the native grass.

Second hay cut underway: Manitoba Crop Report

Manitoba Agriculture's latest crop report says harvest has started in winter wheat and fall rye, with a good portion of those crops already combined. Reported yields are average for both crops. Crop condition looks good to very good in most parts of the province.

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