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April 2015 Blog Posts (8)

Canadian Federation of Agriculture: Highlights on Federal Budget & How It Might Impact Farmers.

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see investments in agricultural trade promotion, a continued commitment to improve labour access and market information, and a reduction in cost of Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for business owners  reflected in the…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 28, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

$6 Million Invested in Northern Ontario Agriculture

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THUNDER BAY -  “The agricultural industry is identified as a key and emerging sector in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. By investing in these operations, our government is helping farmers across the North improve their farmland, increase their crop production and grow the northern economy,”…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 23, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

CFIA: Avian Influenza Puts 29 Farms Under Quarantine; London Poultry Show 2015 was Cancelled

From Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA):

Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5N2 avian influenza on a turkey farm in Oxford County, Ontario. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has mobilized all necessary resources to manage this situation. The Agency continues to work closely with the Province of Ontario, the owners of the infected birds, and the poultry industry to…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 13, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FCC Farmland Values Report: Ontario Farmland Values Increased 12.4% in 2014

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) released its annual Farmland Values Report. The national average farmland value increased 14% in 2014. This is a large increase over 2013, but lower increase than the 22% increase FCC reported last year. The patterns in farmland values differ across the country: Saskatchewan recorded an average increase of 19%, Ontario was at 12% while BC farmland showed an average gain of…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 13, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

OFA Survey Uncovers Lack of Long Term Farmland Investment.

OFA survey uncovers lack of long-term farmland investment.

OFA News

By Bruce Webster, Board Member, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

The long-term viability of Ontario farmland is at risk, according to a recent OFA survey. More than 350 members of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) participated in a survey this spring about farmland rental agreement conditions. And the results concluded many Ontario farmland landlords are not making…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 10, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

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P.E.I. dairy farmers worried about feed after poor growing season, damage from Dorian

Some dairy farmers on P.E.I. are worried about how they will feed their cows this winter after a poor growing season and damage from post-tropical storm Dorian. Gordon MacBeath, a fifth-generation dairy farmer in Marshfield, P.E.I., said this was the toughest growing season he has seen in 42 years of farming.

Darlington Refurbishment Project Remains on Time and on Budget at Three-Year Mark; Company Continues to Build Business through Investment

Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG or Company) today reported net income attributable to the Shareholder of $319 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $279 million for the same quarter of 2018.

New provincial policy on college partnerships will strengthen Ontario's workforce

The Ontario government's new policy to expand partnership agreements between Ontario's colleges and private trainers will bolster the province's efforts to produce a more highly qualified workforce, Ontario's colleges said today.

Ontario Northland transfer good sign for travellers in Northern Ontario

Steps toward a transfer of ministerial oversight of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission to the Ministry of Transportation is a positive change for residents in Northern Ontario, but the key component of Northlander rail line service remains missing.

Maple Leaf Foods says it's now carbon neutral due to emission reductions, offsets

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has reduced its emissions and invested in environmental projects to become carbon neutral in an effort to be the world's most sustainable protein company and meet consumer demand for corporate responsibility on climate change.

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