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OntAG Admin's Blog – April 2014 Archive (5)

FCC: Where are Farmland Values Heading?

Agricultural economists are said to seldom agree on things. The outlook for farmland values provides an excellent case in point.

FCC released its annual Farmland Values Report. The national average farmland value increased 22%, the highest increase FCC has ever reported. Large profit margins for crop production and continued low interest rates have driven the recent…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 28, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Stay Safe on Your Farm and in Your Agri-Business - April 28th Day to Honour Workplace Fatalities

Agriculture is not Canada's most dangerous workplace but fatalities do occur. Remember safety first for you, your family, neighbours and co-workers:

Added by OntAG Admin on April 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Stats Canada: Planting Intentions - Record Soybeans, Less Corn in Ontario

Corn for Grain:

    Ontario farmers expect to seed 2.1 million acres of this total, down 7.0% from 2013.

Record Soybean Acreage Forecast:  

    Ontario farmers project seeding 300,000 additional acres compared with 2013, This would bring the total soybean acres to approx. 2.72 million acres. Producers in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan all plan to seed record levels in 2014.

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Statistics Canada's March 31,…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FCC Farmland Values Report - Ontario

Ontario farmland values increased an average of 15.9% in 2013, following gains of 30.1% in 2012 and 14.3% in 2011. Much of this increase occurred in the first half of the year. Average farmland values in the province have continued to rise for 25 years.



The province saw a mix of transaction types, including land sales through real estate brokers, property auctions and the tender process. Ongoing low interest rates contributed to the market activity.In some areas of southern…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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Governments Investing in Innovative Solutions to Boost Agri-Food Sector

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $10.21 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) to help the agri-food sector adopt on-farm solutions and best practices that will grow their business, create jobs and drive economic growth across Ontario while continuing to provide the safe, high quality food the province is known for.

Governments Advancing Career Choice in Ontario’s Agri-food Sector

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to address agri-food labour challenges and build a strong and resilient labour force to keep grocery store shelves stocked and Ontario’s agri-food supply chain running.

CFFO Welcomes New General Manager

The Board of Directors of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Tavani as general manager.

Cdn. egg farmers helping families in Eswatini

Egg Farmers of Canada have helped deliver more than 6 million eggs to children in Eswatini

Time to Show Your 4-H Colours – National Celebration Across Canada!

4-H is celebrating Show Your 4-H Colours this November 3, as part of 4-H Month, with youth members, volunteer leaders, alumni, and supporters showing their pride in being part of this 108-year-old community.

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