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

People Watching

Over the last several years I've been fortunate to be part of the Western Fair - the big fall fair in London. Each year I'm in the barns doing some livestock show announcing and new this year kids pedal tractor pulls. In between events barn staff tend to find each other for a visit and some people watching. You really do get people from all walks of life coming to the fair in the city and the one thing I've learned from all of them, is that people really don't know anything about agriculture.… Continue

Added by Andrew Campbell on September 14, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

It Isn't Always Our Fault

Covering agriculture has meant I've been to a pile of meetings. Meetings on getting more profit on your farm, meetings on government regulations, meetings on just about anything you can think of in order to help you be a better farmer. One of the topics that comes up a lot for livestock producers is developing a consistent product. While this usually is directed towards beef producers today, at one time it applied to everyone. Processors and retailers say if you want a better price - they need… Continue

Added by Andrew Campbell on September 7, 2009 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

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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