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May 2013 Blog Posts (5)

AAFC: Quinoa And Amaranth - A New Place To Grow These Crops?

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists in Guelph, Ontario are studying the nutritional benefits of Ontario-grown quinoa and amaranth as part of a project to determine the potential for introducing these South American grains to Ontario.

This year has been declared “The International Year of the Quinoa” by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Dr. Rong Cao, a scientist at AAFC’s Guelph Food…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 28, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

SAMCO 8 Row Pull Type Planting Corn In Earlton, Ontario With Degradeable Mulch Film.


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New 80PT model Samco planter. 8 row pull type planting maize corn with degradable mulch film to warm the soil in early spring. see our website for more information.

Added by OntAG Admin on May 18, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Terry Daynard's Blog: A Message to All You Older Guys/Gals: Get On Twitter

By older I mean about 50-plus, including old-timers like me who can still learn new skills. Younger people can ignore the following advice; they’ve mostly discovered what I’ll be saying, years ago.



I have long ignored the idea of social media. I saw no reason to inform others about my daily trivia, or to know the same about them. But then, thanks to two daughters, I discovered Twitter. It’s marvelous.



For sure, Twitter can be about trivia, and often is. But it’s also a… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on May 14, 2013 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

CFFO Commentary: The Proposed Ontario Budget holds Positives for Agriculture and Rural Ontario

By Nathan Stevens

May 10, 2013

 

The first proposed budget under our new Premier holds many positive commitments for agriculture and rural Ontario. The CFFO is pleased that there are commitments to the key issues that the organization raised in its budget submission on the need for fiscal discipline, the need for a focus on innovation, and the need for regulatory modernization. However, there are some areas of concern as…

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Added by CFFO Blog on May 10, 2013 at 12:05pm — 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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