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Ken McCormack and Avia Eek are now friends
Jun 1, 2010
Drew Spoelstra and Ken McCormack are now friends
Apr 7, 2010
Ken McCormack replied to OntAG Admin's discussion If I were Ag Minister Ritz....I would "DO" the following...Not much mention of Agriculture in the Throne Speech. Comments?
"If I were Minister Ritz. In no particular order: Short term: - Continue to support the biofuels sector in conjunction with the NRC and Industry Canada. - Widen the AgriInvest to 20% as opposed to 15% - Establish a program in the Agri Suite for…"
Mar 9, 2010
Ken McCormack replied to Andrew Campbell's discussion Interest Rates
"I have looked at this case many times. My findings are that over a 30 year period the variable always outperforms the fixed rate. I also work hard to overpay it whenever I can, as you get the principal down the risk of higher interest rates drops…"
Mar 9, 2010
Ken McCormack replied to John Schwartzentruber's discussion Farm Org. Funding.
"This idea has a lot of merit, particularly for the new Grain Farmers of Ontario. Since most of their members grow corn, wheat and soybeans in rotation on approximately the same acreage it would be a stable funding for them independent of yields and…"
Jan 31, 2010
Ken McCormack replied to Wayne Black's discussion Agricorp too heavy handed?
"This does seem a bit over the top. I can see some senior positions or Agricorp directors being restricted, But all staff? Many local NFP agriculture groups are hurting for organizers now. To cut them further is to eliminate them. This industry is in…"
Jan 31, 2010
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"Currently in the job market again. Hoping to focus on policy analysis or financial work."
Jan 28, 2010
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Ken McCormack is now a member of Ontario Agriculture
Jan 28, 2010

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Farm Crops, Agri-Business, Ag Association

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At 1:06pm on January 28, 2010, Ken McCormack said…
Currently in the job market again. Hoping to focus on policy analysis or financial work.

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Adoption of Precision Farming in Brazil.

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Attend the InfoAg International Agricultural Conference in Brazil.

Helping Farmers to Help the Environment

The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping more farmers take action to make their operations more environmentally sustainable and to boost water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds.

Canada and the United States Proposes to Recognize Some European Countries As Free As Citrus and Asian Longhorned Beetles

In response to a request from the European Commission, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) are proposing to recognize 22 European Union (EU) Member States as free from longhorned beetle citrus (CLHB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB). Under this proposal, the CFIA and APHIS would only recognize those countries that have been infected or infested 3 or more years ago. The EU Member States of Austria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, and Italy remain on the list of countries where CLB and / or ALB are present.

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