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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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Tight Chinese pork supply to ease by fourth quarter: agriculture official

Construction of pig farms and rapid restocking will ease tight pork supply from the fourth quarter, an official at China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday. Stocks of productive sows have increased by 28.6% compared with the level in September 2019, official news agency Xinhua cited Yang Zhenhai, director of the animal husbandry and veterinary bureau under the ministry, as saying at a media briefing.

Solutions to Strengthen Our Agri-Food Chain - Sollio Cooperative Group

During the lockdown, Canadians showed a renewed interest in Canadian agricultural products. This increased consumer enthusiasm for their agri-food sector provides an opportunity to reinvest in agriculture and food processing. Everywhere, thousands of jobs have been suspended or lost across many sectors. The gradual resumption of economic activity will help to some extent, but it will take time.

USDA Releases July WASDE Report

The USDA released its July WASDE report on Friday. Dan Basse is president of AgResource Company in Chicago. "The market has reacted somewhat negatively...the report didn't have any major surprises," said Basse. "Maybe a surprise in the report is that China soybean imports were left at 96 million metric tons, both in this crop year, which is just about over with, and the new crop year. USDA is not forecasting that China will take additional soybeans or oilseed crops in that time frame."

VIDO-InterVac Expects to Begin Human COVID-19 Vaccine Trials By Fall

The Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac expects to be ready by fall to begin testing in humans a newly developed vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

AALP Class 18 extended four to six months due to COVID

The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) curriculum is renowned for its interactive participant seminars, study tours and exposure to world-wide networks.

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