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OntAG Admin's Blog – June 2013 Archive (3)

Kathleen Wynne, Letter To The Editor: Ontario's Horse Racing Industry.

The new Ontario government believes in a strong, sustainable future for the horse racing industry in this province. We have a plan, guided by the report of the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel, for a way forward that will put the industry on a sustainable path – and while  we’ve already made a lot of progress, we know there is more work to be done.

 

We have committed up to $180 million to support the industry over the next three years as it adapts to a…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 17, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments

AAFC: New London Research Greenhouse Will Benefit Ontario Farmers.

 

The official opening of a new $10 million state-of-the-art greenhouse facility at the Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre (SCPFRC), part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada was held Thursday afternoon. Researchers discussed how Canadian farmers stand to benefit from research focused on improving crop quality, productivity, and disease and insect resistance, to be done at the  newly constructed greenhouse. 

"By investing in research, we are…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 14, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Terry Daynard's Blog: A Tribute to Field Staff of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

I could not believe it: A frontal thunder storm system had barely crossed southwestern Ontario to reach our Guelph-area farm, and Peter Johnson was already tweeting advice to farmers – how to deal the inevitable soil crusting problem which pounding rain would cause, preventing the emergence of recently planted soybean seeds/seedlings.

That incident is far from unique. Late May frosts triggered early Saturday morning tweets from Johnson, Mike Cowbrough and several other field staffers…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 6, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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The Canadian Pork Council celebrates launch of new Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada office in Manila, Philippines

Event marks a milestone for Canadian agriculture, Canadian pork industries’ global outreach

Government of Canada announces investment to further strengthen Canada’s position in the global pork sector

Canada’s pork industry is an economic powerhouse, employing tens of thousands of Canadians and contributing billions to Canada’s GDP. As the global demand for pork continues to increase, producers need access to the latest research and technologies to ensure they can get their high-quality products to grocery store shelves in Canada and around the world.

Researchers Explore Potential of Using Yeast in Feed to Displace Antibiotics

Researchers with VIDO are exploring the potential of using modified brewer's yeast in place of antibiotics in the rations of young piglets

Swine Cluster 4 Research Initiative Officially Launched

The Government of Canada, Swine Innovation Porc and their research partners have officially launched the Swine Cluster 4 research program.

APP Serotype 15 Capable of Surviving Colder Temperatures than Previously Thought

Research funded by the Swine Health Information Center has shown Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 15 is capable of surviving colder temperatures than previously thought.Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is a bacterial infection that results in coughing, high fever, respiratory distress and high mortality.

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