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March 2011 Blog Posts (11)

The CFFO Commentary: Legislation and Regulations Reflect Underlying Goals and Values

By John Clement

March 25, 2011

 

At a recent provincial meeting of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, a guest speaker challenged our members to keep in mind that all public policies are aimed at particular goals and outcomes, based on an understanding of what we value in life. I think it’s an important piece of advice and one that needs to be kept front and centre when we create and debate new laws and regulations for farming.  

In my experience, most…

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Video: Preparation Tips for Tractors and Tires Before Starting Fieldwork.

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The CFFO Commentary: Wading Through the GMO Debate

by Nathan Stevens

March 18, 2011

 

MP Frank Valeriote recently held a public discussion on Genetically Modified Organisms in Guelph. The panel represented a wide diversity of opinion with many valid points raised by the knowledgeable presenters. The discussion highlighted the potential benefits and threats represented by GM crops.

 

For those supportive of GM crops, the goal is to improve crop productivity in a sustainable way. Genetic modification is…

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AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize - March 4 & 5, 2011

March 4, 2011 - The second last day of our AALP class’s International Study Tour began with a farewell to Chaa Creek and a hello again to Tropic Air. A fantastic day for flying enabled our three planes to take the scenic route from Central Farm to Orange Walk, passing over the famous Routa Maya, a 175 mile, 3 day canoe race through Belize and to loop around a couple more Mayan… Continue

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AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize - March 3, 2011

Imagine – you arrive in a foreign country with the promise of land… if you are willing to clear and farm it. You and your family work day by day, year by year, clearing trees, learning what the land will produce and growing a community. This may sound like the challenges that the pioneers faced coming to Upper Canada in the 1800’s; however, deep in the jungle of Belize in 1958,… Continue

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Farms.com Market School: Lesson 6: Currencies and the Grain Markets

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AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize - March 2, 2011

Today we had an amazing opportunity to tour Chaa Creek with its owner Mick Flemming. Chaa Creek is a leading eco destination in Belize that has strong roots in agriculture (www.chaacreek.com) Mick arrived with his wife, Lucy, in 1977 with $300 in his pocket, which was just the beginning of their story here in Belize.



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AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize – March 1, 2011

Power to Women. We had a very unique cultural experience this morning when we visited the Garifuna School and Museum in Dangriga. The Garifuna are a people of African-Caribbean descent and while the Garifuna make up 30% of the population of Belize, the culture, music and language are being lost to English and North American culture. Phyllis Taremaro, the founder of the school…

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AALP Class 13 International Study Tour to Guatemala and Belize – February 28, 2011

A man of the land ! Our morning started with a walk to the Dandriga airport, that's right... Walk! Our class divided into three groups and we flew on small planes to Punta Guarda - but this was more than just transportation. We flew along the coastline, seeing shrimp farms, plantations and fields from 5000 feet. Due to limited seating, some of us were able to ride in the… Continue

Added by AALP on March 3, 2011 at 1:22pm — 2 Comments

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Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

Speech Thank you, Eugenie. Bonjour, and happy Canadian Agriculture Day everyone! I want to thank the team at Ag More Than Ever ...for another outstanding event. What an amazing opportunity to share great ideas -- and to get fired up about the future of Canadian agriculture.

Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians in Quebec and Ontario

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

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