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April 2012 Blog Posts (8)

The CFFO Commentary: The City of Waterloo focuses on Intensification over Expansion

By Nathan Stevens

April 27, 2012

 

The city of Waterloo recently approved its new official plan with a focus on intensification of existing built areas. The tone of the plan is a strong encouragement that some cities are seriously considering the implications of expanding their borders and taking land out of food production. The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario has always stood for the preservation of our best agricultural land for…

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Added by CFFO Blog on April 27, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Spring work and..Surveys?

Been doing my best not to plant corn yet.  Nights are just too cold.  Taking the extra time to get things ready has been well worth it.  While moving equipment around I noticed a slash on the front tire of my planting tractor.  At first I thought I had driven over something, but it was far worse.  The rubber was simply peeling away from the cords.  Can't be too upset, the tires were likely over 20 years old.  My first thought was replace the damaged one, then I immediately decided, the other…

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Added by Gus Ternoey on April 25, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Moe Agostino: How Will The USDA Detection Of BSE Impact Commodity Prices?

Added by OntAG Admin on April 25, 2012 at 7:16pm — No Comments

FCC Video: How To Use Social Media Tools On The Farm.

Added by Kevin Stewart on April 17, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments

1, 2, 3rd Week of April Already!

Wow, does time fly when your busy.  The mild and dry spring has given me plenty of opportunity to take care of a lot of field maintenance issues.  New culverts, fixed tiles, disc/level plowed ground.  I have made use of every minute of sunlight and good use of tractor lights as well.  

The ground has dried out well, allowing field work on what is usually the last to be fit, that plowed ground.  Even spreading urea on the wheat, not a mark in the field.  The moisture is there, just…

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Added by Gus Ternoey on April 17, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Son of a Beekeeper Blog on Ontario Agriculture Network

Hello from Rob Campbell the original Son of a Beekeeper in Ontario Canada.

 

I hope to keep a blog presence here on the Ontario Agricultural network to keep readers updated on the latest challenges facing Canadian beekeepers. Because I have the good fortune of living near and helping out my family's…

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Added by Robert Campbell on April 15, 2012 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

The CFFO Commentary: Balancing Trade Interests in a Changing World

By Paul Boostsma

April 6, 2012

 

A great deal of Canadian agriculture is based on the ability to trade with other nations. When we look at progress on trade the World Trade Organization is struggling to gain momentum, bilateral deals are moving forward at a faster and faster rate, and ambitious regional deals are being developed. Our government has some tough things to put into consideration as this growing trend towards selective…

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Added by CFFO Blog on April 5, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

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Major USDA grant supports pioneering agricultural genome to phenome collaboration led by Iowa State University

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced today it is awarding more than $1.8 million to support the work of the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) being led by Iowa State University in collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Idaho.

Government of Canada will host Seal Summit for stakeholders to discuss opportunities for industry development

Fisheries and Oceans Canada understands the important role that a healthy ecosystem has in the sustainability of our fisheries

Minister Bibeau concludes G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, concluded a productive annual G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting, where Canada took a leadership role in advancing priorities and agricultural interests regarding global food security, resilient and sustainable agriculture and open and rules-based trade.

Maple Leaf Foods Completes Construction of its New World-Class London Poultry Plant and is On Track to Start Production in Q4 2022

Today confirmed that it has completed construction of its new, state of the art, value-added poultry plant in London, Ontario, slightly ahead of schedule

GREENSPACE ANNOUNCES CEO TO PURCHASE PORTION OF COMPANY'S OUTSTANDING DEBT

a leader within the organic and plant-based food industry, announces that it's President and Chief Executive Officer has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire a portion of the Company's outstanding debt.

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