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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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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Local food production critical during times of crisis

In a normal year, our family farm would be busy getting ready for spring planting season. That means preparing seeds and fields and getting ready to get crops in the ground.

2020 apple crop in jeopardy without essential workers on farm By Brian Gilroy

By Ontario standards, I have a relatively small apple orchard. I grow about a dozen different varieties on 25 acres of land that looks over beautiful Georgian Bay.

CFO introduces 2020-2021 Board of Directors and District Committee Representatives

Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is pleased to introduce the CFO Board of Directors and District Committee Representatives (DCRs) that have been elected by CFO farmer-members, effective March 26, 2020.

Introducing Soil Test Manager

Have you ever looked up the official Ontario fertilizer or liming recommendations? They’re featured in “look-up” tables in OMAFRA production guides, such as our Agronomy Guide for Field Crops (Publication 811), and provide rates for phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese, as well as lime, based on soil test values.

COVID-19 impacts on the Canadian cattle and hog supply chains

Over the next several weeks, FCC Ag Economics will help you understand the rapidly evolving business environment due to COVID-19.

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