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January 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Pulling the Plug...

Part II—You Can’t Eat Energy!!



Monday, January 18, 2010, was a night for small victories for the Farmers of the Holland Marsh, the citizens of King Township, and the people of Ontario!



This was the night our Township Council voted, unanimously, in favour of an interim control by-law. Basically, if upheld by the OMB, it halts the building of the power plant slated to be imposed in the Greenbelt, on agricultural land in the Holland Marsh. This will allow Township staff the… Continue

Added by Avia Eek on January 31, 2010 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

Haney Video: John Gillespie, Beef Information Centre at NCBA in San Antonio, TX.



Shaun Haney spoke to John Gillespie, Chairman of the Beef Information Center about what he thinks the he and the Beef Information Center accomplished at the NCBA. John is a farmer from Ontario who has committed an immense amount of time to serving the beef industry in… Continue

Added by Joe Dales on January 30, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Alumbaugh: Oh the Irony! PETA...

Alumbaugh: Oh the Irony!

By JoAnn Alumbaugh, Farms.com



Last week, Gilbert Arenas, the pro Washington Wizards basketball player, was suspended indefinitely for bringing guns into the Wizards’ locker room and for inappropriate behavior preceding a game, when he mockingly “shot” at teammates. It happened last Wednesday, January 6, which coincidentally, was the player’s 28th birthday.



But, now here’s one for the record books: The very next day after his suspension, Arenas… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on January 19, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

Ontario Tree Planting Workshops Announced. Click to Learn More.

TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Trees Ontario, along with its partners, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and local planting agencies will host seven free workshops to educate local area landowners on the resources and incentives available to plant trees on their properties.



Everyone can take part in supporting tree planting in Ontario. The workshops give landowners the opportunity to learn about tree planting techniques, financial… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on January 14, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Democracy lives in King Township

Last night was a tremendous night for the Farmers of the Holland Marsh, and the citizens of King Township. We are fortunate to have so many astute individuals willing to take up this cause, and do battle with the Ontario government! As one Councillor put it "I never would have thought we would ever have to deal with the building of a power plant in the Holland Marsh"--yah, no kidding! A hydrological study has been done, independently, which does not favour the peaker plant builder's position,… Continue

Added by Avia Eek on January 12, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Farming Manure for Megawatts

By Heather Travis

Westerr News

Thursday, January 7, 2010



In a few years, a herd of Holstein cows might be powering the village of Ilderton. This is not so far-fetched, as a locally owned farm has begun turning manure into an energy resource with the help of university researchers.

In 2006, the urban sprawl of London, Ont. forced the Stanton… Continue

Added by AgOntario on January 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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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.

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

Speech Thank you, Eugenie. Bonjour, and happy Canadian Agriculture Day everyone! I want to thank the team at Ag More Than Ever ...for another outstanding event. What an amazing opportunity to share great ideas -- and to get fired up about the future of Canadian agriculture.

Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians in Quebec and Ontario

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

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