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November 2011 Blog Posts (7)

OFA salutes Donna Lunn with 75th anniversary volunteer award

 

Guelph, ON [November 22, 2011]– Rural leader Donna Lunn received special recognition from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) with the organization’s 75th anniversary volunteer award for her tremendous volunteer contributions to Ontario agriculture. Donna was presented with the award at OFA’s annual convention…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 23, 2011 at 7:41pm — 2 Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Focus on Planning Tools Key to Improvements

By Nathan Stevens…

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Added by CFFO Blog on November 11, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Corn Ear Moulds - Identification

Gibberella Ear Rot

 

  • The most common and important ear mould in Ontario is Gibberella zeae which is the sexual reproductive stage of Fusarium graminearium
  • Infection often begins at the ear tip and moves down towards the ear base.
  • Although the fungus can produce a white-coloured mould which makes it difficult to tell apart from Fusarium Kernel Rot, the two can be distinguished easily when Gibberella produces its characteristic red or…
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Added by AgOntario on November 9, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Meeting the Challenge of Continued Agricultural Investment

By John Clement…

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Added by CFFO Blog on November 4, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

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CFO Donates to Sounds of the Season

Chicken farmers contribute $10,000 to CBC fundraising campaign for local food banks

Climate change to push food prices higher, report predicts up to 4% hike in 2020

The average Canadian family will pay up to an extra $487 on feeding themselves next year, according to an annual food price report that highlights climate change as a major culprit for rising food prices, especially in the produce department.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Day

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Choose an Ontario-grown Christmas Tree

Storing Of Wet Grain Could Result In Bulk Freezing

With the wet harvest, extra attention will need to be paid to stored grain over the winter.

Food Prices Expected To Increase In 2020

The 10th annual edition of Canada’s Food Price Report forecasts a 2 to 4% increase in food prices in 2020, bringing the predicted annual cost of food for the average Canadian family to $12,667, an increase of $487 over 2019. Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 is released jointly by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph.

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