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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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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Canadian Hog Numbers Decline for Second Straight Year

The number of hogs on Canadian farms as of Jan. 1 fell for the second straight time and hit the lowest in 8 years, according to a Statistics Canada livestock report Friday. 

G3 Announces Acquisition of New Quebec Elevator

Winnipeg-based G3 Canada has announced the acquisition of a new grain elevator in southwestern Quebec. 

Ag Markets in Transition: Analyst

Agricultural markets are in transition, moving from a tight supply/strong demand scenario to one of adequate supply and reasonable demand, according to a US market analyst. Speaking as part of the USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum earlier this month, Consus Ag Consulting Partner Angie Setzer said the sharply weaker corn, soybean, and wheat prices being seen today are not a function of poor demand, despite the fact American exports have generally been slow. Instead, the primary reason for the lower prices is simply heavier global supplies. The fact of the matter is that world grain buyers are “awash” in offers, with no real shortages seen on the horizon, she said. “So, there’s nowhere out there right now where people are like, ‘oh crap, we might run out of wheat,’ or ‘oh no, we might run out of corn.’ No one feels like that right now, where we felt like that in a big way in 2022 for a short time. Demand, though good, is just not enough to outpace the adequate supply we’ve s

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS TO MANITOBA AGRICULTURAL SERVICES CORPORATION BOARD

The Manitoba government has appointed a new chair, vice-chair and directors to the board of Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC), Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. “Agriculture in Manitoba is growing and I am confident that the experience, knowledge and abilities of the individuals appointed to this newly formed board will play an important role in supporting agricultural stakeholders across our province,” said Kostyshyn. The new chair of the board is John Plohman and the vice-chair is Don Kostesky. Newly appointed directors are Paul Gregory, Mary Johnson, Larry Bohdanovich, Rayna Gleich and Gurjaspal Singh Bala. Kostyshyn noted these appointments are part of the Manitoba government’s efforts to support a strong agriculture industry as the backbone of the provincial economy. The board of directors for MASC is responsible to support and encourage a strong and diversified rural economy through a variety of financial services and risk management prog

Weed seed destructors rare on Canadian farms

About 30 weed seed destructors were used last fall on farms across Canada, says an Agriculture Canada scientist. That isn’t a lot, considering more than 2,000 new combines are sold annually in Canada and the country has some 50,000 grain farms. But farmer adoption of the destructors, which pulverize weed seeds before they exit the combine in chaff, is slowly gaining momentum. “The first mills that we’re aware of (in Canada) were adopted on farm in 2018. To go from none in 2017 to 30 in 2023, to me that shows (some) producers are seeing a benefit from it,” said Breanne Tidemann, an Agriculture Canada weed scientist in Alberta. “A lot of the mills that I’m aware of came on board from 2022 and later.” Weed seed destructors, sometimes called hammer mills or cage mills, are popular with Australian farmers. In 2022 more than 1,100 new combines were sold in Australia, according to the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia. Of those new combines, 25 to 30 percent were equipped wi

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