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September 2010 Blog Posts (10)

The CFFO Commentary: Competing Interests Arise in Land Use Planning Discussions

By Nathan Stevens

September 24, 2010




Good land use planning is critical for the success of agriculture. And with the current review of the Provincial Policy Statement underway, talks are heating up between farming organizations and those representing other interests in land use planning.



The CFFO is currently in dialogue with a collection of environmental groups, including Ontario Nature, Ducks Unlimited and Ecojustice,… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on September 27, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments

International Trucks Releases the Harley Davidson Lonestar Edition Video

Added by OntAG Admin on September 18, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Agricultural Entrepreneur Puts Focus on Farming for the Motor City

By John Clement



September 17, 2010




I’m watching with interest a Detroit-based entrepreneur whose vision for his city could throw many of our paradigms about urban agriculture out the window. Seeing Detroit’s huge amount of vacant land as an opportunity, the entrepreneur is setting out to assemble large parcels of vacant inner-city land and create a large-scale, for-profit agricultural enterprise.



The entrepreneur in question is John Hantz, the… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on September 17, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Vision is what sets leaders apart from managers



Suzanne Deutsch

Farm economists are predicting agriculture will go through faster sharper cycles in years ahead. While…

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Added by CFBMC on September 15, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: A Cloud Forms on the Horizon of Ontario’s Green Energy Future

The CFFO Commentary: A Cloud Forms on the Horizon of Ontario’s Green Energy Future



By Nathan Stevens

September 10, 2010




Glenn Fox of the University of Guelph recently shared his critique on the implementation of Ontario’s Green Energy Policy. His thoughts on the subject point to a serious test of the Province’s commitment to the development of renewable energy over the coming year.



The rationale that has been used to support the development… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on September 10, 2010 at 12:28pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Future of Farming requires Accommodating Differing Views

By Jenny Denhartog

September 3, 2010

The steady decline in the number of family farms in Ontario has been…

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Added by CFFO Blog on September 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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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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