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August 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Global 4-H Youth Ag Summit In Calgary, AB. Feeding A Hungry Planet.





4-H Canada and Bayer CropScience have partnered to hold the inaugural global 4-H Youth Ag-Summit in Calgary, Alberta on August 19-25, 2013. The Summit has assembled 118 young adults from 20 countries worldwide to "come to the table," share their ideas and develop a plan of action to feed a hungry planet. The official welcoming event on August 20th took place at the… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on August 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Weagant Farm Supplies Celebrates 60 Years of Service In The Eastern Ontario Farm Machinery Business.

Rooted in Eastern Ontario history: Local farm business celebrates 60 years of service.

WINCHESTER, ON,  This month marks the 60th anniversary celebration of a staple in the Eastern Ontario agricultural industry, Weagant Farm Supplies. With three stores across the region - two in the Winchester area, one just outside Brockville – Weagant Farm Supplies invites the community to the anniversary celebrations this Friday, August 23.

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Added by OntAG Admin on August 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Growing Forward 2 Ontario Business Grants for Agricultural Businesses & Food Processors

Cambridge, Ontario (Marketwire- August 6, 2013)

In late June 2013, The Ontario government announced the details of their $417 million investment in Growing Forward 2. The 5-year provincial funding programs are complementary to the AgriInnovation and…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on August 6, 2013 at 6:27pm — No Comments

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

No Silver Bullet For Managing Clubroot

A canola program was held Tuesday morning at Manitoba Ag Days. Justine Cornelson with the Canola Council of Canada talked about keys to managing clubroot.

Roquette Buying Manitoba Peas

A new pea processing plant near Portage la Prairie is expected to be completed later this year. Once the Roquette facility is completely online it will be able to handle about 150 thousand metric tonnes of peas.

Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey for Improved Economic and Environmental Viability Ready for Launch

A multidisciplinary team of Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc is set to launch an economic and environmental survey of Canadian pork producers.

Disciplined Hedging Program Recommended

The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services is recommending a steady disciplined program of hedging a portion of hog production heading into the spring and summer.

Increase in Enteric Disease Stimulates Interest in Microbiome

A Professor with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says, as disease profiles have become more complex, the level of interest in the role of the gut microbiome in improving health has increased.

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