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April 2014 Blog Posts (6)

FCC: Where are Farmland Values Heading?

Agricultural economists are said to seldom agree on things. The outlook for farmland values provides an excellent case in point.

FCC released its annual Farmland Values Report. The national average farmland value increased 22%, the highest increase FCC has ever reported. Large profit margins for crop production and continued low interest rates have driven the recent…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 28, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

6 Attributes to Becoming a Successful Agricultural Entrepreneur

This past Thursday I had the pleasure to speak with the Quebec Farmers' Association about marketing and entrepreneurship. Although the presentation was to the QFA, I believe it is relevant to Ontario farmers just as much. Take a look and feel free to comment with any questions or comments! Thank you, Kelsey Banks.…

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Added by Kelsey Banks on April 28, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

Stay Safe on Your Farm and in Your Agri-Business - April 28th Day to Honour Workplace Fatalities

Agriculture is not Canada's most dangerous workplace but fatalities do occur. Remember safety first for you, your family, neighbours and co-workers:

Added by OntAG Admin on April 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Stats Canada: Planting Intentions - Record Soybeans, Less Corn in Ontario

Corn for Grain:

    Ontario farmers expect to seed 2.1 million acres of this total, down 7.0% from 2013.

Record Soybean Acreage Forecast:  

    Ontario farmers project seeding 300,000 additional acres compared with 2013, This would bring the total soybean acres to approx. 2.72 million acres. Producers in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan all plan to seed record levels in 2014.

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Statistics Canada's March 31,…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FCC Farmland Values Report - Ontario

Ontario farmland values increased an average of 15.9% in 2013, following gains of 30.1% in 2012 and 14.3% in 2011. Much of this increase occurred in the first half of the year. Average farmland values in the province have continued to rise for 25 years.



The province saw a mix of transaction types, including land sales through real estate brokers, property auctions and the tender process. Ongoing low interest rates contributed to the market activity.In some areas of southern…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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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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