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March 2015 Blog Posts (10)

Corn Specialist (OMAFRA) Greg Stewart now Lead Agronomist at Maizex Seeds

Maizex Seeds is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Stewart to their team in the role of Lead Agronomist

March 23, 2015:  Greg has been very influential in changing the landscape of agriculture in regards to corn fertility management in Ontario. His expertise and ability to communicate has helped raise the yield and profitability for Ontario Farmers. Greg is very well-known and respected from his nearly 17 years with OMAFRA; he holds a…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 23, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

Oxford Agricultural Awards of Excellence (best time of the year)

One of the most exciting parts of my job is being able to make the Oxford County Agricultural Awards of Excellence happen during the beginning of April. It truly is an evening that recognizes and celebrates our industry!

Please see below for info about this years' event.



The Oxford County Federation of Agriculture (OCFA) is pleased to present 15th annual Agricultural Awards of Excellence at the Oxford Auditorium in Woodstock on Wednesday April 1, 2015.



OCFA has a…

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Added by Amy Matheson on March 11, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Attention dairy farmers - have you completed the research survey on calf feeding?

Researchers at the University of Guelph want to find out more about the way dairy farmers feed and manage young dairy calves. In particular, they are interested in the use of automated milk feeders in Canada. Dairy farmers across Canada are encouraged to fill out an online survey at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/milkfeedingdairycalves/

You may have already seen or heard about this survey through CanWest DHI,…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on March 10, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Day 14: Our final tour and journey home

It seems like only a day ago that we were all greeting each other in Toronto Pearson, excited to embark on this two week adventure of learning, growing, gaining new experiences and deepening of understanding of agriculture in the world that we live in - this global village. It is with equal anticipation that we get up this morning, pile our belongings on the bottom of our carriage and find our seats. But this anticipation is different. Armed with new information, perspectives and deepened…

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Added by AALP on March 2, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Video: CBC Fifth Estate: THE WAR ON WHEAT

​CBC Fifth Estate Program: THE WAR ON WHEAT

It's a multi-billion dollar battle for your belly. Millions of people are joining the anti-wheat revolution.

Kellogg's, the world's largest cereal maker, has seen its biggest drop in sales since the 1970s. Food companies are selling off their struggling bread divisions. It's all because best-selling health evangelists say that wheat is causing everything from fat bellies to schizophrenia. But do they have science on their side? Mark…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 2, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Day 12: Centro Cultural El Obrador

Today we started the day by packing our bags after our one night stay in Rosario.

Centro Cultural El Obrador was our next stop. This cultural centre provides social programs for Indigenous people mainly from northeast Argentina. The programming includes activities to preserve their culture by sharing their crafts, native languages, stories and woodworking.  All…

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Added by AALP on March 1, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Day 11: Aceitera General Deheza and Bunge Corp

We had an early start today but were excited to be visiting a large grain terminal in Rosario, the third largest city in Argentina with a population of about 1.2 million. When we arrived at the terminal it was raining outside so we rushed to the control room and the laboratory. We were shocked by the size of the terminal and some of the stats we learned! …

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Added by AALP on March 1, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments

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Industry Statement: Beef Farmers Grateful for Government Response to Devastating Drought Situation in Northwestern Ontario

The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) sincerely appreciate the swift response and immediate financial support for farmers in the Rainy River and Kenora Districts announced today by the Government of Ontario and the province's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Lisa Thompson. 

Government Providing Emergency Support for Northwestern Ontario Farmers

The Ontario government is taking action to support farmers in northwestern Ontario by providing up to $2 million to assist with emergency measures for feed, water and basic livestock needs because of the ongoing drought conditions in the region.

Government of Canada proposes new regulations to improve protection of temporary foreign workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for further action by the Government of Canada and its partners to improve the protection of temporary foreign workers.

OFA appreciates swift action of provincial government to support northwestern Ontario farmers

Relief is on the way for farmers in northwestern Ontario impacted by severe drought conditions.

SHIC Investigates Novel Morbillivirus in Pigs

The Swine Health Information Center has launched an investigation following the identification of a new virus in the genus of Morbillivirus.

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