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June 2014 Blog Posts (11)

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



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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.

\uap>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… Continue

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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The problem with public trust and traceability in farming

The president of Bayer CropScience Canada, Al Driver, had just finished talking about why his company decided to purchase Monsanto — and how that would affect farmers — when the question of public trust came up.

Government of Canada announces fund that will have a real impact for the middle-class in Montreal

Canada’s economy is strong and growing, with more jobs and opportunities for the middle class, and for people working hard to join it. There are more good, well-paying jobs for Canadians, wages are growing, consumer confidence is strong and business profits are up – good news for Canadians and the communities they call home.

Farm Organizations Take Part in Roundtable with Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

There was an agriculture roundtable in Owen Sound. A dozen representatives from the local agriculture sector had a meeting on Tuesday with the Province's Agriculture Minister.

CFIA announces recall of some types of cauliflower, lettuce due to E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination.

Alberta province vies with Prince Edward Island to be potato capital of Canada

This spud’s for you, Alberta. ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team said on Monday that although the potato capital of Canada has historically been Prince Edward Island, there’s a change afoot.

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