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June 2011 Blog Posts (7)

The CFFO Commentary: Evaluating the Value of Dollars spent on Environmental Projects

By Nathan Stevens

June 24, 2011

 

In a world of limited financial resources, choosing the best environmental projects and the targets to be met can be difficult for policy makers. Recently, Dr. Anna Roberts from the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria, Australia, shared an approach to establishing and evaluating environmental improvement goals.

 

The approach is known as INFFER, which is short for Investment Framework for Environmental Resources. The key point of… Continue

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The CFFO Commentary: Profitability in the Ontario Food Chain Extends to Input Suppliers

By John Clement

June 17, 2011

 

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario has said repeatedly that a sustainable Ontario agriculture needs to be profitable for all those in the food chain. Typically, most people view the food chain as only extending upwards from farmers to processors and retailers. But the reality is that it extends much further than that conception to include both consumers and farm input suppliers.

 

That reality was spelled out in a recent letter I… Continue

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The CFFO Commentary: Healthy Food Processing Sector Creates Opportunities for Our Farmers

By Nathan Stevens

June 10, 2011

 

Efforts are being made to increase awareness of the importance of the food processing industry in Ontario. The Government of Ontario and Synthesis Agri-food Consulting recently developed A Global Hub for Food Processing: Agri-food Asset Map. This document highlights the province’s diverse food growing and processing sector.

 

The Agri-food Asset Map highlights the strengths that Ontario has to offer as a place for…
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The CFFO Commentary: Helping Out In The Rebuilding of An Agricultural Sector

By John Clement

June 3, 2011

 

The University of Guelph and Njala University in Sierra Leone have entered into a unique arrangement to strengthen the African institution’s ability to help in the rebuilding and development of agriculture and community service. As part of that arrangement, a delegation from the Sierra Leone university recently toured Ontario to gain a sense of how our province has put together a strong working relationship between farmers, producer groups,…

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Farms.com Market School: Factors That Influence Grain Commodity Price Basis

Lesson 17: Moe Agostino of Farms.com Risk Management provides some information on what the main factors that impact on the grain commodity price basis.



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Farms.com Market School | Basis in Time vs. Basis in Space

Lesson #16: Part 3 of 4 in the mini series of understanding basis. This

video looks more closely at basis in time and space and it's effects on

your bottom line.

 

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Tight Chinese pork supply to ease by fourth quarter: agriculture official

Construction of pig farms and rapid restocking will ease tight pork supply from the fourth quarter, an official at China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday. Stocks of productive sows have increased by 28.6% compared with the level in September 2019, official news agency Xinhua cited Yang Zhenhai, director of the animal husbandry and veterinary bureau under the ministry, as saying at a media briefing.

Solutions to Strengthen Our Agri-Food Chain - Sollio Cooperative Group

During the lockdown, Canadians showed a renewed interest in Canadian agricultural products. This increased consumer enthusiasm for their agri-food sector provides an opportunity to reinvest in agriculture and food processing. Everywhere, thousands of jobs have been suspended or lost across many sectors. The gradual resumption of economic activity will help to some extent, but it will take time.

USDA Releases July WASDE Report

The USDA released its July WASDE report on Friday. Dan Basse is president of AgResource Company in Chicago. "The market has reacted somewhat negatively...the report didn't have any major surprises," said Basse. "Maybe a surprise in the report is that China soybean imports were left at 96 million metric tons, both in this crop year, which is just about over with, and the new crop year. USDA is not forecasting that China will take additional soybeans or oilseed crops in that time frame."

VIDO-InterVac Expects to Begin Human COVID-19 Vaccine Trials By Fall

The Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac expects to be ready by fall to begin testing in humans a newly developed vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

AALP Class 18 extended four to six months due to COVID

The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) curriculum is renowned for its interactive participant seminars, study tours and exposure to world-wide networks.

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