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February 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Finding value in carbon footprints and environmental labelling

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Added by Synthesis Agri-Food on February 24, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

“From Concord to Cabernet, The Ontario Wine Industry Celebrates 200 Years” From the Ontario Viniculture Association. Background Johann Schiller is acknowledged as the “father” of the Ontario Wine in…



“From Concord to Cabernet, The Ontario Wine Industry Celebrates 200 Years”

From the Ontario Viniculture Association.…

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 22, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Dr. Roberta Bondar to Challenge Dairy Producers at Precision Dairy Management Conference, March 3, 2010.

The organizing Committee is delighted to announce that Dr. Roberta Bondar will deliver the conference’s keynote address at the banquet on March 3, 2010. Dr. Bondar has had many careers from scientist, physician, astronaut, photographer and author to entrepreneur. She is ideally suited to deliver the keynote address at the First North…

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Added by Joe Dales on February 17, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Building global trade partnerships

Building global trade partnerships



The backbone of many Canadian agriculture commodities is trade. It's what has allowed several sectors to expand and has given us our reputation as a global…
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Added by Synthesis Agri-Food on February 12, 2010 at 2:36am — No Comments

Mitchell, Acres and Daynard Selected for Induction into the Ontario Ag Hall of Fame. Click below to add your best wishes.

THREE OUTSTANDING LEADERS SELECTED FOR INDUCTION INTO THE ONTARIO AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME



From the Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame.



Milton. In its thirty-first year, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association will induct three leaders into the Hall of Fame Gallery at Country Heritage Park in Milton on Sunday June 13, 2010. To qualify for this prestigious recognition, Inductees must have demonstrated visionary leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship in the… Continue

Added by Joe Dales on February 2, 2010 at 3:53am — No Comments

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Judge Denies Restraining Order in Labor Dispute Involving Tennessee Pork Company

A federal judge has denied the U.S. Department of Labor’s request for a temporary restraining order against Tosh Farms, a pork company based in Henry, Tennessee, accused of retaliating against employees who questioned their pay.

Swaggerty’s Farm Expands Tennessee Plant to Double Production Capacity

Swaggerty’s Farm, a family-owned pork sausage maker, is set to expand its production capacity for the second time in four years at its headquarters in eastern Tennessee. The company announced plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot facility that will significantly boost output.

USDA awards $22.2 million to protect animal health

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is awarding more than $22.2 million to enhance prevention, preparedness, early detection, and rapid response to the most damaging diseases that threaten US livestock, according to a recent government-issued press release. 

Lean hog futures close mixed - CME

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) live cattle futures ended mixed on Friday, amid growing uncertainty over packer interest after the US Memorial Day holiday weekend, Reuters reported, citing traders.

Small-scale swine disease surveillance project launched in Alberta, Canada

“This project is very similar to the Small Flock Disease Investigation Program but is designed to target swine producers, both small-scale domestic and wild boar producers, who have 10 sows or fewer, or who market 100 pigs or fewer per year,”

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