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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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Fertilizer Company Pivot Bio Launches Canadian Operations

American fertilizer company Pivot Bio has expanded operations into Canada, a July 28 news release said. Product trials are currently underway in eastern and western Canada on corn, wheat, and canola, with the expansion pending regulatory approvals. “Pivot Bio was founded on the belief that farmers need a better way to fertilize their crops,” Karsten Temme, Pivot Bio CEO and co-founder said in the release. “We are excited to expand our operations and ultimately introducing our technology to farmers everywhere, starting in Canada.”

Canada set to copy Dutch plans for farming

Eastern Ontario farmers who fear that drastic Dutch policies on farming are coming to Canada, appear to be right.

Local farmers protest Dutch plan to cut fertilizer use

Eastern Ontario farmers rolled tractors and pickup trucks in a day-long show of solidarity with Dutch farmers who have for weeks protested onerous impending fertilizer restrictions and herd cuts in the Netherlands.

NFP Welcomes Javier Pardo, Oil and Gas Industry Risk Management Expert

NFP, a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement advisor, today announced it has appointed Javier Pardo as senior vice president, Complex Risk Solutions Group (CRSG), NFP in Canada.

Government of Canada invests $1.8 million in green economy

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced today an investment of over $1.8 million under the AgriAssurance Program to assist Bioindustrial Innovation Canada to further develop quality standards to accelerate growth of the bioeconomy in the agriculture sector.

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