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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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Compactor Presses Proving Useful to Manage On-farm Used Silage and Bale Wrap Plastics

Many beef and dairy producers in Alberta protect livestock feed by covering it with special plastic film widely used in agriculture today.

Public Consultation on Nova Scotia's Food and Beverage Strategy

Nova Scotians are encouraged to submit their comments on what government can do to help people have access to healthier, local food.

CPC and FVGC congratulate David Jones on Retirement; Call for applications for new General Manager, Canadian Potato Council

Bill Zylmans, Chair of the Canadian Potato Council (CPC) and Rebecca Lee, Executive Director of the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) are happy to share the upcoming retirement of David Jones in March of 2023.

U.S. EPA finalizes recognition of canola’s GHG emissions reduction in advanced biofuels

The canola’s role in helping reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions took another step forward, with the final rule to create a pathway for canola oil to be used in advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in the United States.

Connecting students with food and agri-tech employers

A new partnership between an online work-integrated learning platform and Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine will introduce young people to the potential of careers in the sector.

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