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December 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Are those Christmas lights in Ontario? Nope it's a map of corn (red) vs soybean (grn) grown in 2013

The 2013 Agriculture Canada (AAFC) crop inventory map for S. Ontario now available.

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Citation: Annual Space-Based Crop Inventory for Canada, 2013, Earth Observation Service, Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. For further details, contact: …

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Great Farmer Parody Music Video on Weed Resistance from Australia.

Added by OntAG Admin on December 16, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments

Innovative Ways To Scout Corn Fields From Above With A UAV Drone

Added by OntAG Admin on December 3, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Tax burdens top-of-mind concern for Ontario farmers, survey shows

By Paul Vickers, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

We must protect farmland for the sake of future generations

By Drew Spoelstra, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Global leaders gather to take action on sustainable livestock production

Livestock are seen as both a source of greenhouse gas emissions and a solution to climate change. To help bring balance, dialogue and understanding to an often-contentious issue, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations last fall hosted the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Livestock Transformation. 

Feeding the Future

The agri-food industry is the most important in the world – we all need to eat. Research and innovation have enabled tremendous change in the livestock sector, and we can expect that change to increase in rate.

Cargill Dunlop Employees on Strike

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association (OCFA) are aware of the strike action that began today as of 12:01 a.m. following the rejection of the negotiated settlement by members of UFCW Local 175 working at the Cargill Dunlop facility in Guelph. The Cargill Dunlop facility employs 950 people and processes 1,500 head of cattle per day.

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