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Political stick handling gone bad
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This past week I was fortunate enough to be part of a "roundtable" discussion about the issue in agriculture in Huron and Bruce Counties. I say "roundtable" because the discussion was limited to…Continue

Tags: Bruce, Huron, OASC, Liberal, PC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roadrunner Jun 20, 2010.

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I want to personally thank all the Farmers in Ontario for doing their part in making this place a better spot to live and for producing great safe food. You could say that due to the diversity of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dales Apr 24, 2010.

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At 11:15pm on November 19, 2011, Wayne Black said…
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At 8:26pm on October 21, 2009, Steve Twynstra said…
I hear yah! Too many crawling in after midnight these past few days.....last field of soys to take off tomorrow....today was a waste with the "trace" of rain this am!
At 12:45pm on October 3, 2009, John Schwartzentruber said…
Wayne, it was for that reason indeed that I used that name on another forum. The fire is getting low!!
At 9:54am on September 25, 2009, Christie Lefebvre said…
Thanks, Wayne! It's a painting.
At 12:33pm on September 9, 2009, Wayne Black said…
Got an email about one of our new young Board of Directors. His 6 year old son passed away on Monday. What a sad email. It is never a great time for a death - especially someone's child who never got the pleasure out of enjoying life to the fullest.
Dear to my heart is one of the suggested places to donate: the Thames Valley Children's Centre.
At 9:10am on September 4, 2009, Blair Andrews said…
Thanks for the comment.
The trailer is a mobile kitchen that will promote Ontario-grown food at various events.
The idea is to give people a chance to taste the foods like Ontario Corn Fed Beef, so they can then know what to look for at the store. More details are available on my blog at farmconnection.wordpress.com
At 8:45am on August 30, 2009, Wayne Black said…
Found a bug on my tree - check the photos and see if you know what it is.
Thanks.

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Rich in Agriculture, Poor in food

This past week I attended a Kitchen Table Conversations in Clinton. My wife and I were two of only about seven people who attended. It was the last of 5 meetings held in the past two weeks across Huron County. There were two reps from the local food banks in attendance. It was interesting to learn about how the system operates and what their challenges are. They were "pleased" to see that the number of clients have increased. "Pleased" because the… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 10:45pm

Funding initiatives

This past summer has been an interesting one along the lakeshore. Living and farming in the Ashfield Twp area is particularly interesting each summer due to the influx of tourists that bring their stress and frustrations to the lakeshore for some quality recharge time. Smooth washing waves, romantic sunsets, green fields of crops, quiet countryside and tourist events.

In order to keep them coming some people suggest we need to improve our environmental standards when it comes to water… Continue

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

REACH Grand Opening Gala and Open House

This past week I was fortunate enough to participate in two events at the new Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron. The first was the "black tie" Gala for invited guests in the new Riding Arena on Thursday night. A great list of sponsors made it a fabulous entertaining night that people will be talking about for quite a while. Not very often something like this happens in Huron County. The REACH staff made sure everything was as close to perfect as possible. It was also quite… Continue

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

 
 
 

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Sulphur Fertilizer Trial in Dry Edible Beans

Sulphur is an important nutrient in field crops. It is part of the chlorophyll in leaves, two essential amino acids, and rhizobia bacteria need it for nitrogen fixation. Sulphur is mostly stored in soil organic matter (OM), and it is mineralized each summer as OM breaks down. Sulphur will leach from the soil and volatilize into the air if crops don’t take it up, which makes soil testing difficult. Sulphur acts a lot like nitrate nitrogen, which has its own soil testing story! Our crops used to get a regular dose of sulphur from air pollution and acid rain, with manure being a good secondary source. Southern Ontario was always a hot spot for air pollution, but levels have dropped dramatically since 1990. This has reduced yearly sulphur deposition by 70% or more. At the same time our crop yields have increased, exporting additional S from the soil.

New ag mental health program in Ont.

Producers can benefit from a new mental health pilot project in Lennox and Addington County.

Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

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