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Turning Around the Prodigal Economy

Our economy is off-track and needs a new vision that will fix our problems and reconnect us with our most basic life commitments. That’s the paraphrased viewpoint of Dr. Bob Goudzwaard, a former member of the Dutch Parliament and professor of economics and social philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam.



Goudzwaard was recently in Ontario and spoke at a few locations about his analysis of troubling signs in the economies of the Western world. With long involvement in… Continue

Added by John Clement on March 23, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

New Opportunities Need to be Explored in Midst of Pork Crisis.

New Opportunities Need to be Explored in Midst of Pork Crisis



By Henry Stevens, Christian Farmers of Ontario



It’s no secret that Ontario’s pork sector is currently in a disastrous position. Unacceptably low live hog prices, coupled with high input costs and diminished export markets, have led to a situation in which producers lose money on every hog that leaves the farm. To top it off, there is considerable uncertainty about the role of the provincial marketing system in… Continue

Added by John Clement on August 22, 2009 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Leadership Lessons from a Retrofitted Lincoln

Leadership Lessons from a Retrofitted Lincoln



By John Clement



Neil Young has a vision that has leadership lessons for agriculture. Most know the singer-songwriter as either the crooner of acoustic ballads or the prototype of grunge rock. But the former Canadian musician is also sympathetic to the plight of family farmers and has been a strong force and founder of the U.S. Farm Aid concerts. He also fuels his tour bus with U.S.-based biofuels derived from the crops… Continue

Added by John Clement on August 22, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

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

Seaboard Foods Welcomes New President and CEO Chad Groves

Seaboard Foods has announced the appointment of Chad Groves as the new President and CEO, following the retirement of former CEO Peter Brown. Groves, who previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, and Innovation, officially assumed his new role on July 1. His extensive experience in sales and marketing is expected to drive Seaboard Foods’ commitment to innovation, customer service, and product quality. Under Groves’ leadership, Seaboard Foods aims to further strengthen its renowned Prairie Fresh® and Daily’s® brands in both domestic and international markets. The company looks forward to leveraging Groves’ expertise to continue its trajectory of growth and excellence in the pork industry. In his previous roles, Groves has been instrumental in advancing Seaboard Foods’ market position and enhancing its product offerings. His leadership is anticipated to bring a renewed focus on strategic initiatives, including sustainability and technological advancements i

NPPC Outlines Key Policy Priorities at 2024 National Pork Industry Conference

Pork producers and allied industries gathered at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI, for the 28th annual National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC). With over 900 attendees, the event featured seminars on biosecurity, sow and nursery production, animal traceability, industry financial health, and policy issues. Key Highlights: Sustainability and Animal Housing: NPPC Vice President and Iowa producer Rob Brenneman, along with NPPC board member and Ohio producer Pat Hord, shared insights on sustainability practices and advancements in animal housing. Policy Priorities: NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys addressed critical topics such as animal health, workforce issues, trade, and industry advocacy. He underscored NPPC’s 2024 policy achievements and discussed future priorities, including the 2024 Farm Bill, California Proposition 12, Massachusetts Question 3, international trade, and foreign animal disease prevention. Q&A Session: Humphreys, Vice President of Government Affairs Maria C. Zie

Cool Weather Delays Crop Development But Warmer Weather Expected to Give Crops a Boost

Manitoba Agriculture reports cool wet weather continued to delay crop develop development over the past week but warmer weather over the next few days is expected to help advance crop progress.

Saskatchewan Crops in Good Conditions Despite Rain in Some Areas and Lack of Moisture in Others

Saskatchewan Agriculture reports, despite excess rain in some regions of the province and dry conditions in others, crops are in good condition overall.

WCVM Research to Develop Tools and Techniques to Reduce Swine Mortality

Research to be conducted by foreign trained swine veterinarians working through the Western College of Veterinary Medicine to qualify for veterinary certification in Canada, will focus on reducing swine mortality from birth to market.

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