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June 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Kathleen Wynne, Letter To The Editor: Ontario's Horse Racing Industry.

The new Ontario government believes in a strong, sustainable future for the horse racing industry in this province. We have a plan, guided by the report of the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel, for a way forward that will put the industry on a sustainable path – and while  we’ve already made a lot of progress, we know there is more work to be done.

 

We have committed up to $180 million to support the industry over the next three years as it adapts to a…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 17, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments

AAFC: New London Research Greenhouse Will Benefit Ontario Farmers.

 

The official opening of a new $10 million state-of-the-art greenhouse facility at the Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre (SCPFRC), part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada was held Thursday afternoon. Researchers discussed how Canadian farmers stand to benefit from research focused on improving crop quality, productivity, and disease and insect resistance, to be done at the  newly constructed greenhouse. 

"By investing in research, we are…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Terry Daynard's Blog: A Tribute to Field Staff of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

I could not believe it: A frontal thunder storm system had barely crossed southwestern Ontario to reach our Guelph-area farm, and Peter Johnson was already tweeting advice to farmers – how to deal the inevitable soil crusting problem which pounding rain would cause, preventing the emergence of recently planted soybean seeds/seedlings.

That incident is far from unique. Late May frosts triggered early Saturday morning tweets from Johnson, Mike Cowbrough and several other field staffers…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 6, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments

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Industry Statement: Beef Farmers Grateful for Government Response to Devastating Drought Situation in Northwestern Ontario

The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) sincerely appreciate the swift response and immediate financial support for farmers in the Rainy River and Kenora Districts announced today by the Government of Ontario and the province's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Lisa Thompson. 

Government Providing Emergency Support for Northwestern Ontario Farmers

The Ontario government is taking action to support farmers in northwestern Ontario by providing up to $2 million to assist with emergency measures for feed, water and basic livestock needs because of the ongoing drought conditions in the region.

Government of Canada proposes new regulations to improve protection of temporary foreign workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for further action by the Government of Canada and its partners to improve the protection of temporary foreign workers.

OFA appreciates swift action of provincial government to support northwestern Ontario farmers

Relief is on the way for farmers in northwestern Ontario impacted by severe drought conditions.

SHIC Investigates Novel Morbillivirus in Pigs

The Swine Health Information Center has launched an investigation following the identification of a new virus in the genus of Morbillivirus.

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