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Andrew Campbell's Blog – August 2009 Archive (2)

It's Official - I'm Now a Farmer.

So I think its official – I’m a real farmer. Now there was no certificate or degree from Guelph. No big ceremony or letter stating I was now accepted to the farming profession. I’ve decided I’m a real farmer because of one innocent thought. People told me I would have these thoughts, they warned me to expect them. I always shrugged those naysayers off saying I would not be like other farmers. But then it happened, just like it was suppose to. We were baling hay late yesterday afternoon. The… Continue

Added by Andrew Campbell on August 26, 2009 at 9:48am — 2 Comments

Which is Better-Livestock or Deadstock?

If you are going to have livestock, you are going to have deadstock.



I don’t know who coined that term, but every farmer knows it’s the truth. But that doesn’t mean you leave anything sick to die.



That would appear to be what some folks rather we do. As noted in an article in TIME Magazine and the New York Times, the world seems to have something against antibiotics.



I’m going to use our small dairy farm as an example. It’s been a tough couple of weeks. After… Continue

Added by Andrew Campbell on August 24, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

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

Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates Ridgetown Campus on Field Crop Services Building

Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers congratulates the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus on receiving $6.5 million for the construction of the new Field Crop Services Building from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Ontario Young Farmers Forum moves to a virtual program for 2020

The Southwest Agricultural Conference, Eastern Ontario Crop Conference, Golden Horseshoe and Heartland Soil and Crop Improvement Associations are hard at work pulling together the first ever ONTARIO Agricultural CONFERENCE.

Ontario Supporting Farmers Through Advanced Agriculture Research

The Ontario government, through the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO), is working with the University of Guelph to invest $6.5 million into the construction of a new Field Crop Services building on the Ridgetown campus.

Grain Farmers of Ontario Recognizes Ontario Government and Greenfield Global Investment in Public Safety Initiative

Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers congratulates Greenfield Global and the Ontario government on today’s announcement of a $75 million project at Greenfield’s Johnstown,ON facility to produce medical-grade alcohol, with an additional provincial government investment from the Ontario Together Fund of $2.5 million.

DAIRY FARMERS REMIND TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT THAT “A PROMISE MADE IS A PROMISE TO BE KEPT”

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) wants to remind the federal government that while the effects of three successive trade agreements are being felt on farms, farmers are still waiting for the compensation they were promised.

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