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OntAG Admin's Blog – July 2014 Archive (10)

Guide to Corn Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms

Added by OntAG Admin on July 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Winners Announced in Inaugural National Farm Photo Contest

July 30, 2014 - (Guelph) Winners have been announced in the Farm & Food Care Foundation’s inaugural Farm Photo Contest. The contest which ran from early May until the end of June gave photographers the chance to enter their farm photography in six categories – All About Animals, Canadian Farm Scenes, Crazy About Crops, Farm Faces, Farm Fun and Farm Innovation.

The contest was a great…


Added by OntAG Admin on July 31, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Advanced Farm Management Program expands to five Ontario locations

Agricultural Management Institute

Farmers urged to register early to secure spots in their preferred…


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The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is back!

The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is back!


Corn and soybean farmers first competed for The Most Profitable Acre Challenge in 2012, and this year it is back in a new and improved format!


Why the Most Profitable Acre? 

A high yield doesn't always mean more profit. Business management practices and financial planning are key to seeing a return on investment. The…


Added by OntAG Admin on July 26, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

New Report on Honey Bees: 58 per cent of the colonies in Ontario did not survive the winter

Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA)Statement on Honey Bee Wintering Losses in Canada (2014)  …


Added by OntAG Admin on July 24, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Farms.com Corn Report: Scouting For Corn Leaf Disease

Farms.com Corn Report: Rob Miller, Technical Services Manager with BASF Canada provides some tips on how to scout for corn leaf diseases. He also describes how to identify Northern Leaf Blight and what farmers can do to manage for highest yield potential.

For more information on Maizex Seeds visit …


Added by OntAG Admin on July 24, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Mark Brock, Farmer & GFO Director, Interviewed in Globe and Mail Article on Corn Prices

Corn crash: Ontario farmers hit by plummeting prices…


Added by OntAG Admin on July 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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Strike at the Olymel pork processing plant in Vallée-Jonction : while Olymel accepts a proposal for a settlement from the conciliator, the union slams the door

Olymel management announces that it has today accepted a settlement proposal from the conciliation team assigned to the file by the Quebec Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity in the context of the conflict between the company and the Union of Olymel Workers in Vallée-Jonction (CSN) at its slaughtering, cutting and boning plant in Vallée-Jonction.

Minister Bibeau and MP Lauzon announce significant investment to boost production at La Fromagerie Montebello

The Canadian dairy sector is a vital pillar of rural communities and a key driver of the economy.

Seven organizations receive federal support to improve food security in Eastern Ontario

An increasing number of Canadians have faced challenges in putting food on their tables due to COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, too many Canadians were struggling to access safe and healthy food.

Taking Action for Ontario’s Tender Fruit Growers

The Government of Ontario is investing $867,484 to support Ontario Tender Fruit Growers in purchasing branded display bins to make it easier for consumers to identify delicious, locally grown tender fruit at their local grocery stores.

Minister Bibeau and MP Lauzon announce support to improve food security in Saint-André-Avellin

The Government of Canada is committed to helping communities invest in infrastructure that will improve their food security and increase access to healthy, nutritious and ideally local foods for families in need.

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