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Will the Liberals reverse their decision about on farm solar power generation MicroFIT rates?

Blindsided by the light

August 2010 Rural Voice column by John Beardsley…

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Added by John Beardsley on July 28, 2010 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

Break through in soybean yields?

Soybean yields in North America have been stalled over the past 20 years as pests like aphids and Soybean Cyst Nematodes take hold. When farmers plant certified seed it allows seed companies to put profits back into research and development. Companies like Syngenta, Monsanto and Dupont are spending millions of dollars a day in research and development. With these investments by the seed industry we may finally see the soybean yield trends going in the same positive direction as the corn yield… Continue

Added by John Beardsley on November 10, 2009 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Pass the Mayonaise originally written for the September issue of the Rural Voice Magazine

Don't read this article on local food; go to http://www.eatrealeatlocal.ca/ and watch a short video. Seriously, watch the video, download it, send the link to all your friends and contact lists. It should be required reading for every politician and bureaucrat.

Pig farmers will have to examine these latest government handouts and determine if the glass is half empty or half full. I would like to thumb my nose at all government programs. They are all made up of half measures and ad hoc vote… Continue

Added by John Beardsley on September 10, 2009 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

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

Fire Blight Risk Increases With Warm, Wet Weekend

The warm, dry weather in recent days has helped move growth in apple and pear along. Orchards in Essex, Chatham-Kent, Middlesex, Elgin, Norfolk and Niagara regions are now reaching bloom.

Apple Pest Update

he cool, wet spring has made for what feels like a long start to the season. Many are reporting to be a few days to a week behind last year, which was also a late season in terms of growth. In all regions, growth stages are quite spread out depending on variety and proximity to water:

The Government of Canada Invests in Recreational and Commercial Fishing Harbours across Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. The communities of Bayfield, Lion’s Head, Port Elgin, Dyer’s Bay, Howdenvale, Meaford, Big Bay (North Keppel), White Cloud Island, Pembroke, and Silver Water in Ontario are welcoming important federal investments that will benefit their local harbour infrastructure.

Canada Expands Beef Access to Japan, Providing a Boost for Middle Class Farming Families

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Global Affairs Canada Maintaining and expanding market access for Canada’s high-quality agricultural products means greater export opportunities, the creation of good, middle-class jobs, and more money in the pockets of Canadian farmers.

Ontario Forage Expo 2019 “Hay Making in Motion”

The Ontario Forage Council, in conjunction with the Perth and Victoria County Soil and Crop Improvement Associations, are proud to announce Ontario Forage Expo 2019 - Forage Equipment Demonstrations and Trade Show.

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