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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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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

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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