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July 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Growing Forward 2 Federal and Ontario Business Grants

Application for Ontario small business grants through Growing Forward 2 program is now available at the provincial level.  This government funding for business is a combination of federal and provincial funds to a total of $417 million over the next 5 years. It is targeted…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on July 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Talking Turbines

Our communities have been engaged in debate and discourse over the issue of industrial wind turbines for over 3 years. People in our communities have very passionate views and this issue has put a serious strain on our small rural communities. I knew that when I announced I was vying for the Ontario Liberal candidacy in Perth Wellington I would hear the question, ‘where do you stand on wind turbines’. I’d like to take this opportunity to answer that question.

I believe that it would…

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Added by Stewart Skinner on July 25, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Sign Me Up For Team Wynne

 

Wynne Breakfast on the Farm pic cropped

Genuine, authentic, caring…when was the last time we heard these words being used to describe a politician?  Yet as I travel around meeting people throughout the riding these are the words people use when they talk about Kathleen Wynne.

A couple weeks ago I was at Breakfast on the Farm, which Premier Wynne attended, and I was…

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Added by Stewart Skinner on July 17, 2013 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

DuPont Pioneer Invests in Rural Safety By Funding New Equipment And Training.

DuPont Pioneer will invest $100,000 in rural safety across Canada over the next year, with the launch of FIRE, the Funding Initiative for Rural Emergencies. The program - launched today following its first donation to the Howick Fire Department in Howick,…

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Added by OntAG Admin on July 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Farmers Drive Their Tractors To Fendt Field Day.

Added by Joe Dales on July 12, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Learn From The Cash Crop Farmers – Yield Monitors are a High Return on Investment for Veggies

Carrot/Onion/Potato and Sugar Beet growers can learn from their cash crop growing neighbours and gain the knowledge they have been seeing for years.

Yield monitors have long been only available for conventional cash crop growers, until now.  Innovative technology from Northern Equipment Solutions supplier Greentronics, now allows veggie growers to monitor/map and obtain vital yield data.

Growers can now visualize and gain the knowledge about problem areas, and about high…

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Added by Paul Smith on July 2, 2013 at 11:11pm — No Comments

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Nipplewort Control in Winter Wheat

First off, Nipplewort is not an overly common weed species. Finding fields with uniform and relatively dense stands of this weed has proven challenging, and therefore difficult to do replicated herbicide trials.

Mental Health Resource Empowers 4-H Youth Members to Take Charge of Their Own Mental Wellbeing

4-H youth members across the country now have access to a new mental health activity kit called Unbox Your Mind as part of 4-H’s broader Healthy Living Initiative.

Pre-Harvest Herbicide Use in Canola

Canola will dry down naturally and can be harvested directly without the application of pre-harvest herbicides.

CFA Pleased to see the Senate Pass Bill C-208

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), representing 200,000 farm families from across Canada, is extremely pleased that the Canadian Senate voted in favour of Bill C-208’s adoption last evening.

Bill C-208 receives royal assent

Farm families can sell an operation to a family member or a third party and receive the same tax treatment

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