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Thinking GMO

As great as the benefits are for Golden Rice, with the potential to save 2 million children from dying of malnutrition, the reality is most GMO products are not focused on food nutrition but rather pesticide use.  A Pesticides is a general term for a substance used to control or prevent unwanted pests, such as insects, weeds and diseases.  There are numerous types of pesticides, a few common types include herbicides (controlling…

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:57pm

Thinking GMO part 1

Agriculture has advanced continuously throughout the ages to ensure that people have enough to eat.  In years past the majority of the worlds population were directly involved in agriculture and so they didn't fear these advancements.  That is no longer the case, at least not in the privileged countries of the world.  Here in Canada roughly 98% of the population has nothing to do with the growing of there food, excluding any small garden they may maintain.  So it should not come to any…

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Posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

And a New Season Begins

The slow pace of winter is starting to give way to a renewed urgency to get things ready for planting season.  The winter has stubbornly refused to let go, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the hours of daylight continue to increase, its days are numbered.  That doesn't stop the cold mornings from putting on a show.

These poor ducks couldn't get there feet wet…

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am

Trees, Farms, and Government

When it comes to the growing season for Canadian farms, the southern counties in Ontario rank among the longest seasons, with favorable weather patterns and productive soils.  The land is relatively flat and ideal for producing a multitude of crops.  The two most southerly counties, Kent and Essex have a significant role in Canadian agriculture.  But it wasn't always this way. 

Before the area was colonized this was a forested land with many poorly drained swamp like areas. …

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Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:35pm

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At 9:14am on May 25, 2012, Mitch Lang said…

Gus - Great blog posts.  Very entertaining. lol

 
 
 

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Nature Conservancy of Canada inks massive land deal

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is launching a “once in a generation” project in the wake of a 6,700-acre private land donation. The property is northwest of Winnipeg in the Rural Municipality of Woodlands, on the shores of East Shoal Lake. The NCC wants it to become an accessible conservation area that will engage local residents, provide ecotourism opportunities and connect visitors to nature.

A thank you to seasonal ag workers

Seasonal ag workers are an important part of many Canadian farms

PIC makes strategic investment in SwineTech

PIC (Pig Improvement Company) is excited to announce it has made a strategic minority investment in SwineTech, a farm management solutions company.

Canadian cattle producers welcome investments in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is pleased to see Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy details released, which includes our priority trade recommendations and will be key to further increasing market access for Canadian beef.

Canada and Ontario Increasing Access to High-Speed Internet Service in Huron County

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $3.8 million to bring fast, reliable high-speed internet to more than 1,570 families, farms and businesses in Huron County.

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