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June 2014 Blog Posts (11)

Day 1 of the 2014 Farms.com Risk Management US Corn Belt Crop Tour



Please visit our Corn Belt Crop Tour homepage at …

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Added by Moe Agostino on June 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Wanted: Producers to supply product to the SCOR Food Hub

TILLSONBURG – The South Central Ontario Region (SCOR) Food Hub is seeking farmers and food producers who are interested in being part of the SCOR Food Hub project. The demand for Ontario food has never been stronger, with consumers applying pressure on retail, institutional, and foodservice operators to have an increase of local and regional options available. In order to meet this demand at a competitive price, the SCOR Food Hub project is working to establish efficient and cost-effective…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

U of G OVC Student Veterinarians Share Experiences Working With Animals in Local Clinics - Externship

Diagnostics, clinical skills, problem solving, and working with clients are all critical pieces in a student veterinarian’s education. This summer, five student veterinarians have been blogging during their practical experience (externship) at veterinary practices.

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs (OMAF and MRA), students must complete an eight-week Externship Course between third and fourth year in a rural (companion and food animal…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on June 24, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Baxter Black: Fowl Play.

Added by OntAG Admin on June 17, 2014 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Photo: Ontario Farm Fields That Have Only Seen Soybeans &/or Corn from 2011 to 2013

From AAFC crop maps, fields that have only seen soybean &/or…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 17, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Advantages of Leasing and Financing Used Construction Equipment

The significance of construction equipment to the relevant industrial sectors is immense and entrepreneurs associated with construction industry are aware of the ever-present value of these machineries. However, with time and situational financial limitations, equipment owners are advised to opt for leasing and financing of used construction equipment. Many have realized that leasing and financing of used construction equipment is considered as an effective risk management…

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Added by Jim Calagoure on June 11, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: How Currency Markets Affect Grain Prices.

Added by Moe Agostino on June 9, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments

OFA: Election Priorities - TOP 4 issues that matter to Ontario farmers

OFA Election Priorities

Here are the TOP 4 issues that matter to Ontario farmers right now

1. Access to competitively priced energy to offer affordable and competitive electricity rates, and expanded access to economical natural gas throughout rural Ontario…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

Speech Thank you, Eugenie. Bonjour, and happy Canadian Agriculture Day everyone! I want to thank the team at Ag More Than Ever ...for another outstanding event. What an amazing opportunity to share great ideas -- and to get fired up about the future of Canadian agriculture.

Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians in Quebec and Ontario

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

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