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KnowMycotoxins.com makes mycotoxins a hot topic in 2010

In the past two and a half years, the…

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Added by Cindy Schickedanz on July 20, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Canada Takes a Clean Sweep in the Global Phase of the Alltech Young Scientist Competition

[Lexington, KENTUCKY] – The audience was singing “Oh Canada” as two University of Guelph students took home the top prize when global animal health company, Alltech announced the prestigious winners of its annual Young Scientist competition during Tuesday’s general session at its 26th Annual Animal Health and Nutrition…

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Added by Cindy Schickedanz on May 27, 2010 at 2:37am — 1 Comment

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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