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February 2014 Blog Posts (11)

Infographic: Growth of Technology

North American Study on Technology in Agriculture from Dupont Pioneer

Added by OntAG Admin on February 25, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Infographic: Canadian Farm Income Forecast Highlights 2013-2014

Added by OntAG Admin on February 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Trish Jordan Blog: Sochi 2014 – A Day Off in Russia

By Trish Jordan, Public & Industry Affairs Director, Monsanto Canada

After a busy last couple of days in my 2014 Olympic Winter Games experience in Sochi, Russia, I was finally able to sleep in on Friday morning as the women’s Canadian curling team had a bye. Happy belated Valentine’s Day everyone!

It was great not to have to be down in the lobby of our hotel at our usual 7:30 am departure time. With…

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 16, 2014 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Trish Jordan Blog: Sochi 2014 – Canada Olympic House Lows and Highs

By Trish Jordan, Public & Industry Affairs Director, Monsanto Canada…

Canada House at Sochi

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 15, 2014 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Trish Jordan (Monsanto Canada) Blog: Sochi 2014 – The Adventure Continues

By Trish Jordan, Public & Industry Affairs Director, Monsanto Canada…

Carol Jones, mother of Team skip Jennifer Jones, farmer and rancher Jesse Lawrence, and Trish

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

3-yr rotations. S. Ont. producers who grew corn '11, soybean '12, & wheat '13 (from AAFC crop map

Another Agriculture and Agrifood satellite map thanks to Leander Campbell.

3-yr rotations. S. Ont. producers who grew corn '11, soybean '12, & wheat '13 (from AAFC crop maps) Embedded image permalink

Added by OntAG Admin on February 11, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Who loves corn? These producers probably do! S. Ont. fields that grew corn in '11, '12 & '13

Another Agriculture and Agrifood satellite map thanks to Leander Campbell.



Who loves corn? These producers probably do! S. Ont. fields that grew corn in '11, '12 & '13. (AAFC crop maps) …

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 11, 2014 at 9:12am — No Comments

Trish Jordan (Monsanto Canada) Blog: Sochi 2014 – Full of Surprises on Day One

By Trish Jordan, Public & Industry Affairs Director, Monsanto Canada…

The Black Sea near the Canadian group hotel

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 10, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

FCC Video: Meet Hayley Wickenheiser, A Champion On And Off The Ice.

Added by OntAG Admin on February 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Dr. Gord Surgeoner Named to the Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame

Gord Surgeoner, widely known for his significant contributions over a long and varied career as a scientist, educator and agri-food booster in biotechnology and cutting-edge manufacturing, is about to be inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in Milton.

The Fergus native said Wednesday he felt honoured, highly appreciated the recognition, but was "humbled, too" because of the illustrious inductees that have preceded him.…

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 6, 2014 at 12:15pm — No Comments

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Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Makes $5 Million Investment in Priority Research Areas

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has invested over $5 million into pulse research projects to improve productivity and reduce threats to pulse crop production.  Under the recently announced Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) AgriScience Program Clusters Component, SPG will leverage grower levy dollar investment with over $21 million of Government and other industry partner funding for the Pulse Cluster.  A complete list of projects, including researchers, and SPG’s investment can be seen below.  Selection of Early Maturing Dry Bean Germplasm and Cultivars for Sustainability and Improved Productivity Under Irrigation, Dr. Parthiba Balasubramanian, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) – $50,417   Breed for Top-Performing Field Pea Varieties and Develop SNP-based Markers for Marker-Assisted Selection for Grain and Protein Yield Maturity, Standability, and Seed Size, Dr. Dengjin Bing, AAFC – $166,000  Large Root Systems in Pulses for Drought Tolerance, Carbon Sequestra

Barley Ending Stocks Expected Heavier; Wheat, Oats Lighter

Agriculture Canada is forecasting heavier barley stocks at the end of the 2023-24 crop year, but lighter inventories of wheat and oats. In its latest monthly supply-demand estimates on Friday, Ag Canada pegged barley ending stocks for the current marketing year at 1 million tonnes, up 250,000 from the January estimate and above the previous year’s 709,000 tonnes. If accurate, it would be the heaviest barley ending stocks since 2017-18 at 1.24 million tonnes. All the increase in the ending stocks estimate is due to a reduction in feed, waste, and dockage, which fell to 5.34 million tonnes from 5.59 million for both January and 2022-23. Ag Canada’s February supply-demand update reflects the Statistics Canada grain stocks report released earlier this month, which pegged national barley stocks as of Dec. 31, 2023 at 5.5 million tonnes, up 6% from a year earlier and 10% above the average, despite a smaller 2023-24 supply. The stocks report implied total domestic use of barley in the

Reduction of Advance Payment Program Interest-Free Portion raises concerns

The recent decision to reduce the interest-free portion of the Advance Payment Program (APP) from $350,000 to $100,000 has reverberated throughout the agricultural community, causing widespread apprehension among farmers and ranchers across Canada. The Advance Payment Program, a federal loan guarantee initiative, has long been a crucial lifeline for agricultural producers, offering them reliable access to low-cost cash advances to manage cash flow and navigate the uncertainties inherent in agriculture. However, the drastic reduction in the interest-free portion has heightened the financial concerns and uncertainty among farmers.Ian Boxall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), voiced concern over the decision.  “It’s been three years since the APP interest-free portion was at $100,000, and interest rates have skyrocketed, grain prices have dramatically declined, and input prices have remained high. The program needs to reflect the current realiti

An Ounce of Prevention

Vaccines are an important tool to help minimize preweaning calf illness and death early in life, reduce the risk of reproductive failure in the breeding herd and help improve colostrum’s ability to protect next year’s calf crop when it hits the ground. Vaccine technology, programs and practices are constantly evolving. All the options can be confusing, but more options can also make it easier to customize and combine those options in a way that optimally protect your herd against the diseases that are most important to you. Dr. Cheryl Waldner and coworkers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine studied vaccination practices from coast-to-coast in 2020 (“Vaccine use in Canadian cow-calf herds and opportunities for improvement”; DOI 10.3389/fvets.2023.1235942). What They Did Cow-calf producers from BC (6), Alberta (38), Saskatchewan (27), Manitoba (18), Ontario (20), New Brunswick (2) and Nova Scotia (2) were surveyed about which vaccines they used and when they were using them

Labour gap in Canadian ag growing

The Canadian ag sector will need as many people to work as there are in Red Deer, Alta.

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