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February 2011 Blog Posts (13)

AgCanada Reports: A Bright Future For Canadian Agriculture.

Bright Future for Canadian Agriculture

 

Ottawa, Ontario, February 28, 2011 - Three major reports released today all point to healthy prospects for the agricultural industry. The reports give a clear snapshot of the state of the sector, portraying a highly complex, integrated and globally-competitive value chain that is an expanding and vibrant part of the Canadian economy.

"We are looking at another bumper year for farm incomes in 2010…

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 28, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize – February 26 & 27, 2011

February 26, 2011 - Best Last Day in Guatemala Ever! Another beautiful sunny hot day in Guatemala; we actually haven’t seen rain since we arrived. The mornings have been cool and pleasant, and the last two mornings we were able to have breakfast under a huge 60-foot-high thatch roofed mezzanine overlooking Lake Peten Itza. The lake has a turquoise hue from the limestone base.…

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Added by AALP on February 27, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize – February 24 & 25, 2011

February 24, 2011 - Go DIEGO GO!!! Can’t stop thinking about the kids and the cartoon character Diego the animal rescuer, as we took the plane, the bus, the boat and seemingly endless uphill hike (with luggage) to arrive at ARCAS animal rescue shelter at a balmy 32 degrees Celsius.



ARCAS is a wonderful place where we found very passionate people. It is an NGO…

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Added by AALP on February 27, 2011 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Farms.com Market School: Lesson 5: Reviewing USDA Demand and Supply Reports

Added by OntAG Admin on February 25, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Seminar Series to Focus on Improving the Farm Regulatory Process

By John Clement

February 25, 2011



Ontario’s farmers are fed up with the heavily regulated business environment in which they operate their businesses. At the same time, society and government have become overly cautious, trying to out-smart common sense by putting more and more costly rules and regulations in place that are burdening our farming community.



This year’s CFFO Seminar Series is entitled Enough is Enough and examines the case for an improved regulatory process.… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on February 25, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize – February 22 & 23, 2011

February 22, 2011 - Today felt like we truly started our AALP International Study Tour. We woke up in Antigua, the original capital of Guatemala, which is surrounded by three active volcanoes. We even saw some smoke from one of them from the roof of our hotel.



We did not know what to expect from our visit at CasaSito, a non-governmental organization working with…

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Added by AALP on February 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize – February 20 & 21, 2011

As AALP Class 13 gathered for departure from Pearson Airport early on the morning of Sunday February 20, the group soon realized that flights were running late and that American Airlines would be redirecting the flight. John Borland and Bonnie den Haan were first in the check in line and were sent to Dallas while all of the others were sent to Miami on a later flight. Bonnie and John arrived safely in Guatemala City on Sunday evening, while the remainder of the class overnighted in Florida…

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Added by AALP on February 21, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

The CFFO Commentary: Have We Learned Anything From Agricultural History?

By Henry Stevens

February 18, 2011 

I’m a firm believer in paying attention to the lessons of history. With that in mind, I took great interest in some speeches from past CFFO leaders that our staff recently uncovered when searching through the organization’s archives. And it’s led me to ask, “Have we learned anything from history?”

One of the speeches was written by then Vice-President, Sid Sikkema, in 1986. Sikkema had attended a workshop entitled “The Globalization of…

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Added by CFFO Blog on February 20, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: A Look At The Seasonality Trends in Grain Prices.

Added by OntAG Admin on February 11, 2011 at 10:41pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: The Pile of Reports on Canada’s Agricultural Potential Grows Higher

Plans for national or provincial food strategies have become hot commodities in recent years. In addition to the CFFO’s Goals for an Ontario Food Strategy, other farm groups and think-tanks have either issued reports or are in the development stages.



A new report from the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute is the latest foray into this marketplace of ideas. Entitled Canada’s Agri-Food Destination, the report highlights growing problems for Canadian agriculture. In addition to… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on February 11, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: Factors affecting volatility

Added by OntAG Admin on February 4, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Water, Water Everywhere ... But We Need to be Stewards

By Nathan Stevens

February 4, 2011



A recent Water Innovation Forum focused on the importance of water for agriculture and food. The people of Ontario are blessed with tremendous access to fresh water and this has instilled the belief that we live in an area of water abundance. The reality is that while there is a considerable amount of water available for use, wise stewardship of this resource is needed to ensure that we do not create a “Tragedy of the Commons” with our water… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on February 4, 2011 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

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Correctional Service Canada provides update on the Penitentiary Farm Program

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced an update on its Penitentiary Farm Program, which runs at Joyceville and Collins Bay Institutions in Kingston, Ontario. Offenders involved in the program have had the opportunity to learn technical, transferable and soft skills through their involvement in on-the-job and vocational training associated with the farming operations.

DFC PRESIDENT PIERRE LAMPRON NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 50 IN CANADIAN AGRICULTURE

Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) President, Pierre Lampron was named one of the Top 50 in Agriculture by Canadian Western Agribition in their Designated Hitters category. This prestigious award recognizes Lampron as a “go-to” leader and champion of the Canadian dairy industry.

Lambton County farmers win award for nitrogen application innovation

David and Roger Buurma’s patience and ingenuity in the shop to perfect a low-cost solution for side-dressing nitrogen in corn has won them the 2021 Don Hill Legacy Award.

NEW EDUCATIONAL AG PUBLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR TEACHERS, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMING IN THE CLASSROOM

A successful partnership between Farm & Food Care (FFC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) has led to the completion of a national classroom resource designed to give students and teachers across Canada the opportunity to dig deeper into the latest edition of The Real Dirt on Farming (RDOF).

Lambton Region, Beef Producer, Chad Anderson, Heads Up OSCIA for 2021

The 2021 slate of Provincial Directors for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) was introduced in early February at their virtual annual meeting. Taking the reins as president for the one-year term is Chad Anderson from Lambton County.

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