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January 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Farms.com Market School: The Impact of Commodity Price Risk On Your Farm

Lesson 2: Moe Agostino looks at how the commodity price volatility can impact the financial performance of your farming operation. Understand your cost of production and marketing your grain and livestock to reduce the downside price risk. This educational series is sponsored by DEKALB Brand Seed. To view the other Farms.com Market School lessons visit…

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Added by OntAG Admin on January 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Market School Video: Moe Agostino on How Grain Prices Are Determined.

Added by OntAG Admin on January 21, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Focusing in on Feeding the World

By Nathan Stevens

January 21, 2011



At a recent policy conference on the future of food and farming, Robert Thompson of the University of Illinois painted the big picture for agriculture worldwide over the next 40 years. There are huge factors that are shaping the future of food that have created an array of challenges and opportunities for agriculture.



The most obvious challenge will be that of ensuring that nine billion people are able to get the food they require to… Continue

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The CFFO Commentary: The Positive and Negative Roles of Farm Debt

By John Clement

January 14, 2011



Farm debt can be a contentious issue in farm circles. Used properly, and with clear sailing on the horizon, debt is a very practical tool for building a business. However, used improperly, or accompanied by stormy economic times, debt can be a millstone that strangles a business and limits future options.



The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is currently taking some time to re-examine the role of debt within farming businesses. Many… Continue

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The CFFO Commentary: Helping our Consumers to Choose Ontario Food

By Henry Stevens

January 7, 2011



Canada has some strict rules regarding truth in advertising. Advertisers are expected to tell the truth about their products and refrain from misleading the buying public. There are consequences for failing to do so. That leads to several questions about whether labels, and the information they contain, should qualify as advertisements. I would argue that labels and advertisements should be held to the same standard regarding accuracy and… Continue

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The CFFO Commentary: Prognostications for Farming in 2011

By Nathan Stevens

December 31, 2010



As 2010 draws to a close, a new year in agriculture is about to unfold. The sheer diversity of Ontario agriculture ensures that some farmers will be blessed with great production and good prices while others will face another trying year. Beyond the vagaries of weather and the market there are issues that Ontario farmers may have to face in the year… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on January 3, 2011 at 10:12am — No Comments

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Tight Chinese pork supply to ease by fourth quarter: agriculture official

Construction of pig farms and rapid restocking will ease tight pork supply from the fourth quarter, an official at China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday. Stocks of productive sows have increased by 28.6% compared with the level in September 2019, official news agency Xinhua cited Yang Zhenhai, director of the animal husbandry and veterinary bureau under the ministry, as saying at a media briefing.

Solutions to Strengthen Our Agri-Food Chain - Sollio Cooperative Group

During the lockdown, Canadians showed a renewed interest in Canadian agricultural products. This increased consumer enthusiasm for their agri-food sector provides an opportunity to reinvest in agriculture and food processing. Everywhere, thousands of jobs have been suspended or lost across many sectors. The gradual resumption of economic activity will help to some extent, but it will take time.

USDA Releases July WASDE Report

The USDA released its July WASDE report on Friday. Dan Basse is president of AgResource Company in Chicago. "The market has reacted somewhat negatively...the report didn't have any major surprises," said Basse. "Maybe a surprise in the report is that China soybean imports were left at 96 million metric tons, both in this crop year, which is just about over with, and the new crop year. USDA is not forecasting that China will take additional soybeans or oilseed crops in that time frame."

VIDO-InterVac Expects to Begin Human COVID-19 Vaccine Trials By Fall

The Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac expects to be ready by fall to begin testing in humans a newly developed vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

AALP Class 18 extended four to six months due to COVID

The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) curriculum is renowned for its interactive participant seminars, study tours and exposure to world-wide networks.

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