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How were everyone's wheat yields and quality?

We finished wheat a couple of weeks ago.Yields were just not there this year, likely tough winter and wet, cool spring.Looks like we had about 60 bu/ac average and we like to get average yields of…Continue

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Started Aug 10, 2014

Ontario election - Toronto votes liberal and country votes conservative. What will this mean for the next four years?
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I think a lot of people were surprised by the Liberal majority election results.This photo shows that most rural people voted conservative.I am very disappointed in the Hudak campaign and terrible…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by OntAG Admin Jun 24, 2014.

Anyone having difficulty deciding who to vote for in the Ontario election? Who do I dislike the least?
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I am having trouble deciding who to vote for.After watching the leaders on tv the past week, I am not convince I like any of them. Wynne - the liberals have been in a little too long and seem to have…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by OntAG Admin Jun 2, 2014.

U of Guelph Closing Kemptville and Alfred Ag College Campuses?
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I was sorry to hear that the University of Guelph is planning to close the two agriculture colleges.I thought agriculture enrollment was increasing.Were these colleges losing money?  Would seem to be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dales Mar 18, 2014.

 

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At 11:08pm on July 14, 2010, Avia Eek said…
Thanks Roadrunner! Actually, this is really going to be an interesting election: 4 mayoral candidates (one has contacted me looking for support from the Farmers--too funny!); and there is competition in each of the Wards where the current councillors did not fulfill their role to the people of this Township as was expected. If the "right" people get elected on October 25, 2010, we'll have an amazing council--lots of "new" good people running!
 
 
 

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Brian Bell announces retirement as local agricultural development advisor

Spending his whole career working in the agricultural sector has offered a working life that Brian Bell has certainly enjoyed. “My whole career has been spent working with those in the agricultural sector. Absolutely, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” stated Mr. Bell, the local agriculture development advisor, who earlier this week officially retired after 30 years with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “The work has been varied and very much related to the agricultural development in the region.”

Governments coordinate against swine fever

North American agriculture leaders are coordinating plans to keep swine safe from a deadly disease in China and Europe. Dr. Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer and deputy administrator for Veterinary Services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, delivered a joint statement on behalf of leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that they were responding to the threat of African swine fever with more biosecurity, agreements to minimize damage to trade if the disease reaches North America, and public education about the potential harm from the disease. The statement followed a forum April 30-May 1 in Ottawa, Ontario, attended by representatives from 15 countries.

Canada’s Largest Educational Foodservice Provider Launches the Buy Local Program, with Marketing Support from Foodland Ontario

Chartwells launched their landmark Buy Local program, a coast-to-coast approach to offering quality-assured, fresh, locally-sourced food from community-based, local vendors. The program is available to approximately 650 Chartwells campuses and schools across Canada. Whether it’s a jar of honey or a basket of fresh blueberries, the Buy Local program will create direct connections between Chartwells’ chefs and local farmers and vendors.

Ontario Supporting Forestry Sector in Algoma and Manitoulin Regions

Ontario's government is working for the people by supporting the forestry industry in the Algoma Region and Manitoulin Island, creating 138 full-time jobs.

Ontario Cuts Red Tape, Supports Investment and Job Creation

The Ontario government has announced further actions to help create and protect jobs in the auto sector. In February, the government launched its Driving Prosperity auto plan aimed at addressing challenges in the sector around competitiveness, innovation and talent. The government made it a priority to reduce red tape and restore Ontario's competitive advantage. Today, it is delivering on that promise.

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