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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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Roadrunner replied to Kato's discussion Heavy Clay Soil.
"There is some pretty heavy clay around Milton area.  You might be able to work something out with a developer in the area who is going to be building homes on the land. As far as the best clay soil for Ontario conditions.  The…"
Aug 13, 2014
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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  75 or 80 bu/ac.Quality was fine this year.How was everyone's yields?  I hear they are all over the map, terrible to very good.  See More
Aug 10, 2014
Roadrunner replied to Wayne Bullock's discussion International 990 Haybine
"Hi Wayne, What did you come up with on this problem? Post a photo next time and we can give you some ideas.  "
Aug 10, 2014
Roadrunner replied to Joann's discussion Wash Trades
"I don't know much about the commodity exchanges but I would hope with their importance that the government watchdogs would  be providing significant oversight to eliminate these types of illegal practices. Thanks for sharing this post, I…"
Aug 10, 2014
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Is this a John Deere Proto Type Quad Tracked Tractor?

I saw this on twitter and wondered what it is?There have been a few photos of units set up like this in the past but wanted to know if anyone has any better info.Looks interesting.
Jul 13, 2014
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Is this a John Deere Proto Type Quad Tracked Tractor?

I saw this on twitter and wondered what it is?There have been a few photos of units set up like this in the past but wanted to know if anyone has any better info.Looks interesting.
Jul 13, 2014
Roadrunner commented on AALP's blog post AALP North American Study Tour – Detroit
"Wow, I am glad you visited Detroit to see how different things can be across a river. I am always amazed at how bad things have become for a lot of people in Detroit. I wish them well in their renewal."
Jul 13, 2014
Roadrunner commented on AALP's blog post How important is the US to Canada? And vice versa. AALP Class 15 Study Tour Continues
"Looks like a great trip. Canadians know we have a significant economic relationship with the USA. But in my experience, very few Americans know much about Canada or care to know. Oh, except it is cold up there...EH....    "
Jul 13, 2014
OntAG Admin replied to Roadrunner's discussion Ontario election - Toronto votes liberal and country votes conservative. What will this mean for the next four years?
Jun 24, 2014
OntAG Admin replied to Roadrunner's discussion Ontario election - Toronto votes liberal and country votes conservative. What will this mean for the next four years?
"Who will be the next Ontario Agriculture Minister? Mark Wales of the OFA said some experienced rural Liberal voices that come to his mind as possible agriculture ministers from the last legislature include: Jeff Leal (Peterborough): Rural affairs…"
Jun 17, 2014
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Ontario election - Toronto votes liberal and country votes conservative. What will this mean for the next four years?

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 performance of the conservatives.The following diagrams show the story.Any others think this will go badly for rural and agriculture policies? See More
Jun 14, 2014
OntAG Admin replied to Roadrunner's discussion Anyone having difficulty deciding who to vote for in the Ontario election? Who do I dislike the least?
"OFA: Election Priorities - TOP 4 issues that matter to Ontario farmers http://ontag.farms.com/profiles/blogs/ofa-election-priorities-top-4-issues-that-matter-to-ontario-farme"
Jun 2, 2014
Joe Dales replied to Roadrunner's discussion Anyone having difficulty deciding who to vote for in the Ontario election? Who do I dislike the least?
"Interesting point on the number of farmers per riding. It is likely less in the Greater Toronto Area where the majority of ridings and votes are concentrated. The nice thing about a short election period is that it is over relatively quickly. The…"
May 21, 2014
Joann replied to Roadrunner's discussion Anyone having difficulty deciding who to vote for in the Ontario election? Who do I dislike the least?
"Let me see: The Premier announced today that there is a "$40-million-a-year fund over 10 years to support the food processing industry, which she said would help farmers buy machinery and equipment".   How all that translates into…"
May 20, 2014
Roadrunner posted a discussion

Anyone having difficulty deciding who to vote for in the Ontario election? Who do I dislike the least?

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 messed up the finances. Hudak - not sure he has the smarts or personality to be a good premier. Harvath? The NDP leader - will never vote for them so don't pay too much attention. Does anyone think Hudak and conservatives will do anything good for agriculture?I want to vote for them but having…See More
May 15, 2014
Joe Dales replied to Roadrunner's discussion U of Guelph Closing Kemptville and Alfred Ag College Campuses?
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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