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January 2014 Blog Posts (10)

NOTIFICATION TO ONTARIO PORK INDUSTRY :A farrow-to-finish farm in Middlesex County has been identified having Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV)

NOTIFICATION TO ONTARIO PORK INDUSTRY: (SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL THE LATEST NOTIFICATIONS from Ontario Pork and OMAF)

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Added by OntAG Admin on January 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Ontario Precision Agriculture Conference Topics And Speakers Announced, February 26, 27 at the Lamplighter Inn, London, Ontario.

The Precision Agriculture Conference, being held February 26 and 27th, 2014, at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, in London, Ontario has announced several more presentation topics and speakers.

www.farms.com/precisionagriculture

The Masters of Ceremony for the conference will be Steve Redmond, Precision Ag Specialist with Hensall District Co-Operative.  A highlight of the conference will be…

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Added by OntAG Admin on January 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Thinking GMO

As great as the benefits are for Golden Rice, with the potential to save 2 million children from dying of malnutrition, the reality is most GMO products are not focused on food nutrition but rather pesticide use.  A Pesticides is a general term for a substance used to control or prevent unwanted pests, such as insects, weeds and diseases.  There are numerous types of pesticides, a few common types include herbicides (controlling…

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Added by Gus Ternoey on January 17, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Top Funding for Agriculture and Agri-Food in Ontario

Originally posted on Mentor Works

The agriculture and food processing sectors are among the most heavily funded in Canada as regular recipients of 10’s of billions…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on January 17, 2014 at 8:42am — No Comments

Free Webinar: Ontario Funding for Agriculture & Agri-Food in 2014

Mentor Works has helped dozens of Canada’s fastest growing agriculture and agri-food businesses select and access government funding programs. Now, Mentor Works gives agriculture and agri-food businesses across Canada the opportunity to learn from Canada’s top government funding expert,…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on January 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Thinking GMO part 1

Agriculture has advanced continuously throughout the ages to ensure that people have enough to eat.  In years past the majority of the worlds population were directly involved in agriculture and so they didn't fear these advancements.  That is no longer the case, at least not in the privileged countries of the world.  Here in Canada roughly 98% of the population has nothing to do with the growing of there food, excluding any small garden they may maintain.  So it should not come to any…

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Added by Gus Ternoey on January 10, 2014 at 1:06pm — 5 Comments

2013 Harvest in Ontario Video: CLAAS Lexion Combine by HJV Equipment

Added by OntAG Admin on January 1, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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The Government of Canada launches research fund to help prevent and divert food waste from Canadian landfills

When food and other organic wastes are disposed of in landfills, they produce methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Municipal solid waste landfills are responsible for almost one-quarter of Canada's methane emissions, which are generated when biodegradable waste decomposes. Cutting methane emissions from all sources, including landfills, is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the Food Waste Prevention and Diversion: Research and Capacity Building Fund. This $570,000 Fund will help support local government research and capacity-building initiatives to prevent and divert food waste from landfills. Reducing food loss and waste also means that the energy, water, and land that is used to grow food are not wasted. Municipal, local, and Indigenous governments are best positioned to advance food waste prevention and diversion across their communities. This fundin

Lactalis invests in new distribution centre in Oshawa

Lactalis Canada Inc., the Canadian dairy leader behind iconic brands such as Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Balderson, Astro and Lactantia, is entering into a long-term lease for a new distribution centre located in Oshawa, Ontario, principally for its cheese and tablespreads supply chain network.

Canada announces express entry for newcomers with ag work experience

Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that the first round of invitations for agriculture and agri-food occupations through category-based selection in Express Entry will occur this week

MacAulay launches $333M Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the launch of the new Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund on Sept. 29.

Food Producers of Canada's (FPC) Leadership Meets with Ministers Champagne and MacAulay to Address Canadian Grocery Price Inflation

Senior representatives of the Food Producers of Canada (FPC) and other representatives from the broader Canadian food manufacturing sector met this morning with the Honorable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) and the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agrifood (AAFC) in a joint effort to share information and to explore solutions to address the ongoing issue of grocery price inflation in Canada

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