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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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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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