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October 2011 Blog Posts (9)

The CFFO Commentary: Animal Agriculture’s Role in Feeding a Hungry World

By Nathan Stevens

October 28, 2011

 

According to some estimates, mankind will cross the seven billion person threshold on October 31st, 2011. Despite that unrelenting growth, thousands are dying each and every day of hunger as we climb towards nine…
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The CFFO Commentary: CFFO Convention to Focus on Building Agriculture through Sustainable Profits

By John Clement

October 21, 2011

 

Farm meetings generally contain a lot of material regarding management techniques or marketing opportunities. But without sustainable profits throughout the entire farming venture, management techniques alone simply won’t keep a…
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The CFFO Commentary: Price Volatility a Key Challenge for Global Food Security

By Nathan Stevens

October 14, 2011

 

A recent global food security conference at McGill University in Montreal looked at the issue of feeding a hungry world from a number of different angles. At the heart of the conversation is the incredible challenge that agriculture faces as the human population soars towards nine billion people by 2050. One of the key factors in the discussion was the impact of food price volatility in the developing world.

 

The volatile situation of… Continue

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Thank You Farmers For Producing Our Food.

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The CFFO Commentary: Selling Confidence and Authenticity alongside Pork Chops and Pears

By John Clement

October 7, 2011

 

Farmers may think that they’re just selling products like pork chops or pears to consumers. But they’re selling much more. They’re also selling health, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and a host of associated “values.” By understanding these consumer values, farmers can capitalize on this knowledge to develop strategies that increase or diversify sales.

 

John Scott, head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers,…

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Lamirande: USDA Grain Stocks Reports - Inventory Jumps

 

Michelle Laniirnade, Research Analyst with Farms.com Risk Management, looks at the Sept. 30th USDA's quarterly grain stocks…

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Optimize your farm by using ALL the data

Krista Klompstra discusses how Granular Business can help farmers gain better control over their farming operations.

Understanding trade issues: Implications for the farm

Trade statistics, international trade agreements and non-tariff trade barriers are not always top-of-mind for farm families.

What is the true cost of Alfalfa Snout Beetle on your farm?

When alfalfa snout beetle (ASB) becomes fully established on your farm, its presence cost you $300-$600 per cow annually.

ONTARIO WELCOMES TREE FRUIT SPECIALIST

Erika DeBrouwer, peach and pear grower and now OMAFRA tree fruit specialist, will be sharing her knowledge and extension skills from the Simcoe, Ontario office. She joined January 11.

Syngenta Canada announces new additions to Miravis® fungicide lineup

Syngenta Canada today announced key additions to the Miravis® fungicide product lineup that will help growers protect yield and quality in an even broader range of crops.

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