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December 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Baxter Black's Video Holiday Season Recipes: What Are You Serving?

Added by Joe Dales on December 30, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: 2012 Wish List for Agriculture

By Nathan Stevens

December 30, 2011

 

As 2011 comes to a close, we begin to look forward to 2012. For many of us, the beginning of a new year is taken as an opportunity to commit to new resolutions for the coming year, either ending bad habits or starting good ones. Or they develop a wish list for what they want to accomplish in the coming year.

 

I have some personal resolutions and wishes I want to pursue in the coming year. I…
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Added by CFFO Blog on December 30, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Lilly Tamburic-Ilincic - Fusarium Headblight Resistant Wheat

University of Guelph Prof Lilly Tamburic-Ilincic is developing a Fusarium Headblight Resistant Winter Wheat at the UofG Ridgetown Campus. Tamburic-Ilincic hopes to help farmers gain an advantage by growing this new variety in Ontario. This will provide farmers with a price premium and reduce the costs of transportation to…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

John Cant - Selenium in Dairy Cattle

Prof John Cant and PhD student Scott Cieslar fed organic-selenium-enriched diets to 80 cows at the Elora Dairy Research Station, and took samples of their mammary tissue. Now, they are analyzing the mammary cells to see if the selenium affected their survival and anti-oxidant…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Food Producers Need Proper Respect to Feed a Growing World Population

By Lorne Small…

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Added by CFFO Blog on December 19, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: Grain Price Hedging With Futures.

Added by OntAG Admin on December 15, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

David Hooker - The SMART Initiative

The SMART Initiative is a projects run in part by Prof David Hooker and Horst Bohner. The Strategic Management Adding Revenue Today program aims to help farmers increase the yield and productivity of soybean and wheat…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Derek Haley - Two Stage Weaning in Beef Cattle

University of Guelph Professor Derek Haley explains his research into the use of nose flaps to wean beef cattle. The Use of the flap reduces the stress on calves and increases the health and welfare of the animal. This is the second video in a series of twelve created by SPARK for…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: No Guilt Advised for Farmers Who Succeed and Have Larger Operations

By John Clement

December 2, 2011

 

 

Pat Lynch is an unabashed supporter of farmers who work hard at their vocation and aren’t afraid to see their operations grow larger. A long-time fixture within Ontario agriculture, Lynch believes that farming is something that should be pursued with great passion and that those with farms of significant size shouldn’t feel guilty about their success.

 

Lynch isn’t without credentials for his opinions. He’s been awarded for the…

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Added by CFFO Blog on December 2, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Video: Would You Drive Your Tractor and Combines Through Water This Deep?

Added by OntAG Admin on December 1, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Bonnie Mallard - High Immune Response Technology



University of Guelph Researcher Bonnie Mallard has developed a safe, natural and accurate test called High Immune Response for dairy cattle. The technology identifies animals with High Immune systems for breeding…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Delivering High-Speed Internet in Dufferin-Caledon

Canada and Ontario are delivering on their commitment to create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the province through an improved, modern broadband network in Southwestern Ontario.

Sollum Technologies Enters Into a Strategic Partnership With Allegro Acres for the installation of Its Smart Lighting Solution

Starting in November, Sollum Technologies' unique smart LED lighting solution will be implemented at Allegro Acres, a family-owned greenhouse pepper farm operating in Southwestern Ontario for over 20 years.

Chicken Farmers Sponsor Hunger Action Month

Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is supporting Hunger Action Month as a Leadership Sponsor of the Ontario campaign with Feed Ontario. This $5,000 sponsorship is in addition to the ongoing donations from chicken farmers of healthy, safe, locally-grown chicken to Ontario food banks, year round.

GGC disappointed by lack of federal attention for agriculture priorities

Following today’s Speech from the Throne, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are disappointed that many of the pressing needs for Canada’s agriculture industry were left unaddressed by the federal government.

Trudeau Government Must Fight for Farmers like they have for Aluminum and Steel Industries

Atlantic Grains Council, Grain Farmers of Ontario, and Producteurs de grains du Québec have launched a joint campaign to raise awareness with the public of the devastating consequences for all Canadians because many Canadian grain farmers, literally, will — go out of business. They can no longer compete with U.S. farmers.

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