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OntAG Admin's Blog – October 2014 Archive (14)

Video: Farmers #FromtheField Pictures for the week of Oct 20-28, 2014

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INFOGRAPH: Amazing Career Opportunities in Canadian Agriculture

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AAFC Career Focus Grant for Hiring Deadline: November 15th

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) offers the Career Focus program for recent graduates from an industry applicable college or university program.

Those interested in taking advantage of this program and receive up to $20,000 in funding support to hire a recent graduate are encouraged to act quickly before funding allotted for this program is fully subscribed.

With a total of $864,000 in funding available for distribution through the program, your company can benefit from…

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Rick Mercer takes on farming with CFA VP! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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Viral Video Showing "Food Experts" Commenting on McDonald's Food - What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

This is going viral on the internet, but after watching it a few times it really is too good not to share.

What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

Two Dutch YouTube comedians went to an annual food convention in the Netherlands where they presented McDonald's food to "food experts". They simply cut the food into bite sized pieces and placed a toothpick in it and presented it as organic, high-class cuisine. Then, they asked…

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OFA: Fall Agenda Fills Up With Political Priorities By Mark Wales. Are There Topics OFA Is Missing? What Do You Think?

Fall agenda fills up with political priorities

By Mark Wales, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario politicians are heading back to the legislature for the fall sitting, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has a full lineup of work to accomplish with the 107 MPPs representing our province.

We’ll be meeting, consulting, partnering and working with government policymakers on behalf of the 37,000 farm family members we represent. Our…

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Walkaround Video: New Kubota M7060 Tractor Overview.

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"Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge One of the Exciting Events at The Royal Agriculture Fair

The "Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge has completed it's tour of 6 Ontario Fairs and the newest winner is Scott McRae, the head chef at David’s Restaurant in Port Dover. Scott edged two other challengers this weekend at the Road to the Royal cooking competition at the Norfolk County Fair. 

David’s Restaurant is located on the…

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Soybean Report: Tips For Selecting The Best Variety For Your Fields.

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INFOGRAPH: Realities of Agriculture in Canada

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The RE/MAX Farm Report 2014 - Price per acre in rural communities in Ontario

For the Complete REMAX Farm Report 2014 click here: http://download.remax.ca/PR/FarmReport/FinalReport.pdf

The price of farmland in most Canadian markets has either held steady or increased this year, following a period of strong year-over-year growth. Mirroring the…

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Saskatchewan Crop Conditions Up from a Year Ago

The first Saskatchewan crop condition ratings for the 2024 growing season are mostly up from a year ago, although the scope of improvement is variable. The weekly provincial crop report on Thursday pegged this year’s spring wheat crop at 87% good to excellent as of Monday, up a relatively modest 6 points from a year earlier, while the oat and barley ratings were 2 and 5 points higher, respectively, at 87% good to excellent for both. At 78% good to excellent, the condition of the canola crop was just a single point above a year ago. On the other hand, the condition of the durum crop was rated 93% good to excellent as of Monday, an increase of 21 points from a year ago, while the lentil crop was 15 points better at 90% and the chickpea crop a major 31 points higher at 95%. Gains for other crops fell somewhere in between. At 91% good to excellent, the condition of the flax crop was up 8 points on the year, with mustard up 14 points to 88%, and peas up 9 points to 91%. The canary cro

New Grading Changes Coming for the 2024-25 Crop Year

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced new grading changes for the upcoming 2024-25 crop year that it says will better meet the needs of the grain sector in Canada and grain buyers around the world. Among the changes are new variety designation lists for food barley, and updates to the assessment of seed coat discolouration in soybeans. According to a CGC release, food barley varieties are unique and different from malting or feed barley varieties due to the distinct quality features desired for food, such as high beta-glucans. And to ensure Canadian producers and the agriculture sector can realize the benefits of developing and growing these varieties, the CGC is creating variety designation lists for Barley, Canada Eastern Food, which will take effect on July 1, 2024, and Barley, Canada Western Food, which will take effect on Aug. 1, 2024. Meanwhile, as part of the CGC grain grading modernization project, the official Grain Grading Guide will be updated to clarify the asse

Alberta Seeding Complete; Crop Emergence on Track with Average

The final push was delayed by rain in some parts of the province last week, but Alberta seeding is virtually now complete.  Friday’s crop showed the planting of Alberta major crops (spring wheat, oats, barley, canola, and peas) at 99.6% complete as of Tuesday, up a few points from a week earlier and in line with the five- and 10-year averages of 99.4% and 98.7%.  The report said final seeding efforts in the Central, North East, and North West regions were slowed by rain that was accompanied by persistent strong winds that led to an overall reduction in surface soil moisture in all areas but the Peace Region.   Regardless, crop growth is off to a good start, with the South Region in need of timely rains while the rest of the province needs warmer temperatures, the report said.  The emergence of major crops across the province is reported at 86%, which matches both the 5- and 10-year averages. Regionally, emergence of major crops is behind the historical average in the South and Nort

Automation, robotics helping farmers strengthen food security

B.C. farmers are accessing new technology through federal and provincial government funding to grow their businesses and increase production to help strengthen food security in the province.

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