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November 2014 Blog Posts (17)

Videos: 2014 OFA 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge

Winners and the videos submitted for the 2014 OFA 'Reel' Farm Video Challenge - Good work by everyone.…
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Added by OntAG Admin on November 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Elaine Froese: FarmOn.com Farm Masters - How To Master Success In Your 30's.

For additional great FarmOn.com Farm Master videos visit http://www.farmon.com

Added by OntAG Admin on November 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Celebrate 60 Years of CFFO at this Year’s Annual Convention

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario turns 60 this year, and we want to invite our members, supporters, and friends of the organization to join us. This year’s convention will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd at St. George’s Hall in Waterloo, just minutes away from St. Jacob’s Country Market. This year’s…

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Added by CFFO Blog on November 20, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Applications for AALP Class 16 Are Now Being Accepted

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

1) Review the AALP Class 16 Curriculum and ensure availability for all dates outlined on the schedule. 

2) Tuition for AALP Class 16 is $11,000, which represents approximately 1/3 of the cost…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

AAFC Crop Map Data: 3 Year Frequency Data of Corn and Soybeans in Chatham-Kent Region

From Leander Campbell,  Remote Sensing Specialist at Agriculture Canada (AAFC), on Twitter @LeanderCampbell - A look at 3yr frequency data of corn & soybean crops in the Chatham-Kent region of Ontario. Derived from AAFC crop map data.…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 20, 2014 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Stay Informed on Weather Alerts and Road Conditions - Useful Website Links

Stay informed about public weather alerts in Southern Ontario http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=son

For Northern Ontario use this link:…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Early detection of ketosis can provide invaluable data

Early detection of ketosis can provide dairy farmers with invaluable data to improve their cattle’s health and productivity. 

In a health monitoring program, a cow’s ketone levels can be measured in milk, blood or urine samples weekly for two to three weeks post-calving. Advancements in milking systems are incorporating ketone measurement into…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on November 19, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments

Photos: The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2014 Shared on Instagram

Enjoy these great photos from The 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show.…

    1. Bacon in training @THERAWF
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Added by OntAG Admin on November 17, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Premier Kathleen Wynne at the Last Day of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne helped The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair draw its 92nd season to a close Sunday after another successful year bringing country life to the heart of the city and connecting families with farming and food experiences in fresh new ways.



"The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is such a great opportunity to bring us closer to the food we eat and the people who produce it," said Premier Wynne. "Walking around the Fair gives people a real sense of why food…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 16, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

CFFO Blog: Agriculture is Cornerstone of Growth within the Agri-food Sector

The CFFO is focused on how to generate additional jobs within the agriculture and agri-food sector. The Premier’s Challenge set ambitious goals for the sector which were renewed in the recent mandate letter to the Minister of Agriculture. The leadership within the industry needs to work together to generate new ideas to meet this challenge and help strengthen our great province.

The CFFO assessment is that there are limited opportunities at the primary production level to…

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Added by CFFO Blog on November 14, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Action Plan to Attract Young People to Careers in the Agriculture and Food Sector

REPORT: Planning for Ontario's Future Agri-Food Workforce November…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 14, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Farmer-Driven (Science-Based) Blueprint to Save Ontario Agriculture - Farm Action Now

Farm organizations launch Farm Action Now to address bleak fate of Ontario agriculture

GUELPH, ONNov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - On the cusp of government regulations that will negatively impact family farminglast night marked the first meeting of Farm Action Now, a task force of farm organizations across the agriculture sector, formed to evaluate the fate…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 14, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Farms.com Soybean Report: The Value Of Seed Test Plot Yield Data Explained.

Added by OntAG Admin on November 12, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

CFFO Blog: Agriculture Can Benefit from a Long-Term Focus on Water Stewardship

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is championing improved water stewardship as a key policy area that can move the Ontario agriculture sector forward. If we look at long-term challenges for agriculture, water stewardship is essential to sustainable production of food.

The CFFO believes that there are three game-changing factors that point towards the need for more thought on how farmers use water in Ontario. The first is managing the impacts of more erratic weather…

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Added by CFFO Blog on November 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Video: Rick Mercer at 2013 The Royal Agriculture Winter Fair - Visit the 2014 Royal Fair On Now Until Nov. 16th

Rick goes to the 91st annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON.

The 2014 Fair is on now and runs until November 16th - More details here: http://ontag.farms.com/events/the-royal-agricultural-winter-fair

Added by OntAG Admin on November 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

“Faces of Farming” 10th Anniversary Edition Calendar Now Available

“Faces of Farming” calendar celebrates milestone - Farm & Food Care unveils 10th anniversary edition

Minister Jeff Leal and Farm & Food Care Foundation vice chairman Ian McKillop unveiling the cover of the 2015 Faces of Farming calendar featuring Ryan Schill of…

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Added by OntAG Admin on November 6, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Saskatchewan Crop Conditions Up from a Year Ago

The first Saskatchewan crop condition ratings for the 2024 growing season are mostly up from a year ago, although the scope of improvement is variable. The weekly provincial crop report on Thursday pegged this year’s spring wheat crop at 87% good to excellent as of Monday, up a relatively modest 6 points from a year earlier, while the oat and barley ratings were 2 and 5 points higher, respectively, at 87% good to excellent for both. At 78% good to excellent, the condition of the canola crop was just a single point above a year ago. On the other hand, the condition of the durum crop was rated 93% good to excellent as of Monday, an increase of 21 points from a year ago, while the lentil crop was 15 points better at 90% and the chickpea crop a major 31 points higher at 95%. Gains for other crops fell somewhere in between. At 91% good to excellent, the condition of the flax crop was up 8 points on the year, with mustard up 14 points to 88%, and peas up 9 points to 91%. The canary cro

New Grading Changes Coming for the 2024-25 Crop Year

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced new grading changes for the upcoming 2024-25 crop year that it says will better meet the needs of the grain sector in Canada and grain buyers around the world. Among the changes are new variety designation lists for food barley, and updates to the assessment of seed coat discolouration in soybeans. According to a CGC release, food barley varieties are unique and different from malting or feed barley varieties due to the distinct quality features desired for food, such as high beta-glucans. And to ensure Canadian producers and the agriculture sector can realize the benefits of developing and growing these varieties, the CGC is creating variety designation lists for Barley, Canada Eastern Food, which will take effect on July 1, 2024, and Barley, Canada Western Food, which will take effect on Aug. 1, 2024. Meanwhile, as part of the CGC grain grading modernization project, the official Grain Grading Guide will be updated to clarify the asse

Alberta Seeding Complete; Crop Emergence on Track with Average

The final push was delayed by rain in some parts of the province last week, but Alberta seeding is virtually now complete.  Friday’s crop showed the planting of Alberta major crops (spring wheat, oats, barley, canola, and peas) at 99.6% complete as of Tuesday, up a few points from a week earlier and in line with the five- and 10-year averages of 99.4% and 98.7%.  The report said final seeding efforts in the Central, North East, and North West regions were slowed by rain that was accompanied by persistent strong winds that led to an overall reduction in surface soil moisture in all areas but the Peace Region.   Regardless, crop growth is off to a good start, with the South Region in need of timely rains while the rest of the province needs warmer temperatures, the report said.  The emergence of major crops across the province is reported at 86%, which matches both the 5- and 10-year averages. Regionally, emergence of major crops is behind the historical average in the South and Nort

Automation, robotics helping farmers strengthen food security

B.C. farmers are accessing new technology through federal and provincial government funding to grow their businesses and increase production to help strengthen food security in the province.

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