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May 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Sustain Ontario: Will Party Leaders Support Food and Farming in Ontario?

Will Party Leaders Support Food and Farming in Ontario?

Provincial cross-sectoral alliance asks political leaders about how they will commit to strengthening Ontario’s food and farming system

Toronto, ON -  Last Friday, Sustain Ontario sent 11 questions to provincial party leaders, seeking their commitments to healthy food and…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 27, 2014 at 5:06am — No Comments

New Blog: U of Guelph OVC Vet Students Share Experiences Working With Animals In Local Clinics - Externships.

 

 

Join our DVM students as they blog all Externship long.

University of Guelph News

 

Diagnostics, clinical skills, problem solving, and working with clients are all critical pieces in a student veterinarian’s education. Hands-on opportunities are invaluable.

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 26, 2014 at 5:41am — No Comments

People Needed to Live / Work - Muskoka farm !

May 10th and 11th Muskoka Workshop on Forest Gardening with The Living Center is filling up, sign up at thelivingcentre.com. Its going to be a great event transportation and accommodations can be provided if you are coming from the city, contact Keith Taylor, - Ongoing projects require people to be up in Hekkla for the summer months . ... photos below 1. Menure Management, 2. Barn Renewals (3 barns) 4. Laying planting beds 5. Get tractors going, there's lots of work, so contact…

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Added by Ravelle Rene on May 6, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Stay Safe on the Roads While Crops Are Being Planted!

Remember, tractors travel about 30 KPH and if you are driving a vehicle doing 80, 90 or 100 plus KPH coming over the hill or around the bend, you have very little reaction time to prevent a tragedy.

Make sure you have the SMV clearly displayed, and have your lighting and turn signals in place and working. And when possible, pull to the side of the road to let that string of cars behind you pass; impatient drivers cause accidents.

Urban drivers, if you are driving a vehicle on a…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 5, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments

Bees

I am thinking of restarting my bee keeping. I lost all my bees 3 years ago. I have a few questions. Has anyone had success with the Australian bees, are they hardier than the Italian. Are losses still as high as in the past years. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Added by marc laurin on May 4, 2014 at 3:44am — No Comments

Terry Daynard's Blog: What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell us about Neonics and Bees – Plenty Actually

Corn-Canola Comparisons: Neonic-Bee Problem Likely Unrelated to Pollen or Soil Residues

Corn in flower

Corn in flower…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 2, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

Ontario farmers like proposal to improve programs for migrant workers

Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers are welcoming recommendations to resolve systemic labour issues faced by temporary foreign workers (TFW).

Food safety tips for great summer feasts

Summer is here, and with it comes barbecues, picnics, and delicious meals shared outdoors. But with the rising temperatures, food safety becomes even more critical. The last thing you want is for your summer gathering to be spoiled by foodborne illness.

Identifying Canada’s path to becoming a global agri-food innovation superpower

Bioenterprise Canada has launched a national roundtable series designed to identify and unlock Canada’s global agri-food superpower potential.

Maple Leaf Foods to close Brantford plant and consolidate production into other facilities

Maple Leaf Foods (TSX: MFI) today announced its decision to close its Brantford, Ontario plant and consolidate most of its Further Processed Poultry (FPP) production into its existing plant network through early 2025.  

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