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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 4:30pm — 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 6:00pm — 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 7:57pm — 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 2:42pm — 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 2:00pm — 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 7:06pm — 5 Comments

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

Added by OntAG Admin on January 1, 2014 at 7:06pm — No Comments

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CFO Donates to Sounds of the Season

Chicken farmers contribute $10,000 to CBC fundraising campaign for local food banks

Climate change to push food prices higher, report predicts up to 4% hike in 2020

The average Canadian family will pay up to an extra $487 on feeding themselves next year, according to an annual food price report that highlights climate change as a major culprit for rising food prices, especially in the produce department.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Day

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Choose an Ontario-grown Christmas Tree

Storing Of Wet Grain Could Result In Bulk Freezing

With the wet harvest, extra attention will need to be paid to stored grain over the winter.

Food Prices Expected To Increase In 2020

The 10th annual edition of Canada’s Food Price Report forecasts a 2 to 4% increase in food prices in 2020, bringing the predicted annual cost of food for the average Canadian family to $12,667, an increase of $487 over 2019. Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 is released jointly by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph.

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