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July 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Will the Liberals reverse their decision about on farm solar power generation MicroFIT rates?

Blindsided by the light

August 2010 Rural Voice column by John Beardsley…

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KnowMycotoxins.com makes mycotoxins a hot topic in 2010

In the past two and a half years, the…

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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 11 - Going Home



July 15, 2010 - We awoke to a foggy morning on the final day of the legendary AALP Class 13 study tour. The mood on the bus was happy as we looked forward…

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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 10



July 14, 2010 - We packed our bags this morning and left Washington for Andrews Air Force Base. There…

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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 9



July 13, 2010 - It was another early morning as Day 9 kicked off for the AALP 13 class. The group decided to get an early start as we would be battling traffic heading into the downtown core of Washington…

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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 8



July 12, 2010 – The eighth day of our tour took Class 13 to Chesapeake Bay to learn about the opportunities and challenges in this area. The Chesapeake Bay…

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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 7



Sunday, July 11, 2010 - We started our day at 10:00 a.m. with the bus dropping our group off in the heart of Washington DC in the National Mall area.…



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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 6



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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 5

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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 4

July 8, 2010 - As the class travelled from the state of Ohio and into Pennsylvania, we enjoyed the rolling hills and deep wooded valleys on our way to State College PA, home of Penn State University. It was here that we would meet a number of cutting edge leaders from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.



Upon our arrival in State College, we were fortunate to have Mr. Russell…
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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 3

July 7, 2010 – Today was a step back in time as we continued our tour through north-central Ohio. Our first stop was the…

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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 2

July 6, 2010 – Day two of the legendary AALP North American Study Tour continued despite sweltering heat. A continental breakfast greeted the class at 7:30 a.m., although there were those who chose to skip breakfast and bank the extra…

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AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour Day 1



Day one of Class 13’s North American Study Tour came to an end after a 10 hour trek to our first destination point in Columbus, Ohio. We covered a lot of Ohio landscape…

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Improving Hemp Yields To Increase Proftability For Farmers

Today, Protein Industries Canada announced a new project with Verve Seed Solutions, Farmer’s Business Network Canada (FBN) and Fresh Hemp Foods (FHF) with the goal of increasing yield per acre, and bringing high quality and low-cost hemp protein to the market. The partners will work together to create an innovation value chain that will develop hybrid hemp cultivars with the physical and functional traits valued by processors, food ingredient companies and consumers. “It is great to see Protein Industries Canada continue supporting projects that add value to, and create new markets for, Canadian crops, generating local jobs and supporting new economic development in locations across Canada,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “By developing a hybrid hemp seed with higher yield, this project is helping strengthen the diversity and sustainability of Canada’s crops while solidifying Canada’s global leadership in plant-based ingr

Canada’s Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle to be updated

The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is pleased to announce that Canadian Cattle Association has initiated an update to the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle. The update wille guided by NFACC’s Code development process. The Code development process includes a survey, launched at the outset of each Code, to capture top-of-mind welfare concerns from any and all stakeholders. The input received will help the Code Committee understand the kinds of issues people wish to see considered in the update. Everyone is invited to participate; the survey for this Code is available at www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/beef-cattle. “The safe care and handling of animals has always been a priority in our industry. This Code update is welcome and brings the industry into better alignment with responsible practices, many of which have been implemented by our producers. We appreciate the process and industry input involved and look forward to promoting the updated Code of P

CCGA Issues over 1,400 Cash Advances on First Day of 2024 APP

Today, Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) issued the first cash advances for the 2024 Advance Payments Program (APP), putting over $225 million of working capital financing into over 1,400 farming operations spanning Western Canada. “We started accepting applications for 2024 cash advances in February, and since then our team has been focused on improving our responsiveness so farmers can take maximum advantage of the benefits a cash advance offers them," says Dave Gallant, Vice-President, Finance & APP Operations at CCGA. “We're excited to get the 2024 program underway and look forward to many months of serving the cash flow needs of Western Canadian farmers." CCGA has four decades of experience providing cash advances to farmers across Western Canada. Through CCGA, farmers can access advances on over 50 commodities including crops, livestock, organic commodities, and honey. Farmers can apply for a cash advance of up to $250,000 interest-free to a maximum of $1,000,000. The

R2R Legislation & Farm Bill Reauthorization 2024 Priorities

For the North American Equipment Dealers Assn. (NAEDA), the focus of the 2024 legislative cycle is on right to repair bills across the country.

Dealer Opinions Vary on Potential Impact of Autonomy in Next 3 Years

A good number of dealers plan to invest in autonomy over the next 2 years, according to the 11th annual Precision Farming Dealer Benchmark Study. 30% said they’re very likely to invest in autonomy and 39% said they’re somewhat likely. 17% said it’s somewhat unlikely they’ll invest in autonomy and 13% said it’s very unlikely.

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