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Andrew Campbell's Blog – May 2010 Archive (2)

Future of Dairy Farming = Efficiency

Dairy farmers can sometimes get a bad reputation. Because of supply management, I'd agree that some farms can hang on longer than they would if they were open to the free market. The free market can be very good and eliminating the least efficient very quickly. Unfortunately - it can also eliminate some good farmers who just get mixed up in a market they can't control (just ask a hog farmer).



However - I think those least efficient dairy farmers are going to have to make…

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Added by Andrew Campbell on May 20, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

When Bigger Isn't Better

When I think of farming, I think of a few things. Feeding cows, planting and harvesting corn, baling hay. They, and most of the jobs I do around the farm, all relate to production. Most of you will agree that is one of the big reasons we farm -- we like being around animals, we like being on the land, we don't like numbers.



But I was lucky enough to get the chance to realize that even if we don't like the numbers, we all like making more money.



The Ontario Dairy Youth…

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Added by Andrew Campbell on May 12, 2010 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

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

Net-zero or bust: Dairy groups support it but not sure how to get there

Yes, milk will be produced with “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050, a goal publicized earlier this year and recently reaffirmed by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) to Farmers Forum.

Farm groups team up to demand compensation for fertilizer tariff

Grain Farmers of Ontario and their Quebec counterparts are among the leading agricultural groups demanding farmers be compensated for the 35% tariff paid on Russian fertilizer this season

Disappearing farmland? Not in Eastern Ontario

Disappearing farmland? Not in Eastern Ontario. While Statistics Canada reports that Ontario farmland is disappearing at a rate of 319 acres per day, the reality on the ground in Eastern Ontario is much different.

Beef farmer vs. animal police

Warsaw beef farmer Walter Ray has largely prevailed at a provincial tribunal in his recent cost dispute with Ontario’s animal police.

Port of Oshawa Expansion to Improve Local Grain Movement

A planned $30 million expansion of the Port of Oshawa is expected to provide farmers in the central part of the province with a better means to move their grain. 

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