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Farms.com Agostino: Will we see $6 corn futures?

Added by OntAG Admin on October 30, 2010 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Wheat School: Steve Twynstra Talks About Wheat In His Farming Operation.

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Thanksgiving on Our Family Farm

by Rebecca Hannam

The Thanksgiving season is a special time of year for most families. As the sun sets earlier and the temperature begins to cool, families often gather together to celebrate autumn over a…

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International Trucks Releases the Harley Davidson Lonestar Edition Video

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AgriEnergy Producers' Association of Ontario (APAO) Looks Forward to Building Relationships and Communications Channels. Click Here For More.

The AgriEnergy Producers’ Association of Ontario (APAO) conducted a strategic planning workshop on March 29 & 30th – 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario to develop a future direction and road map for the association. The combined efforts of the out-going and newly elected board members, as well as input from stakeholders helped to develop the following key strategic goals that…

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U of Guelph Research: Early Weaning Impacts Gut Enzyme in Piglets, Study Finds

Early Weaning Impacts Gut Enzyme in Piglets, Study Finds

University of Guelph researchers have uncovered one of the reasons piglets often struggle with illness and sometimes die when they are weaned from their mothers.According to the new study, published recently in The Journal of Nutrition, a gut enzyme involved in digesting phosphate and fighting off harmful bacteria is significantly compromised during the early-weaning process.

“We found that…

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Ontario Farm Animal Council Video: Know Farmers, Know Food.

The Ontario Farm Animal Council presents this video snapshot of modern Canadian agriculture. Farmers are proud to showcase how they raise their animals and grow their… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on May 2, 2010 at 10:36pm — No Comments

C&M Wheat School: Peter Johnson Discusses the Difference Between Fusarium and Vomitoxin. Click to watch the video.

Based on the popularity of this One of the frequent confusions is that there is actually a difference between fusarium and vomitoxin. Some people do not understand that you can have fusarium without vomitoxin.



Both are issues that are affecting farmers and their ability to market grain in North America. But many people do not realize that there is actually a difference between the the two.





Peter Johnson discusses the difference between vomitoxin and… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on April 16, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments

“From Concord to Cabernet, The Ontario Wine Industry Celebrates 200 Years” From the Ontario Viniculture Association. Background Johann Schiller is acknowledged as the “father” of the Ontario Wine in…



“From Concord to Cabernet, The Ontario Wine Industry Celebrates 200 Years”

From the Ontario Viniculture Association.…

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Added by OntAG Admin on February 22, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Alumbaugh: Oh the Irony! PETA...

Alumbaugh: Oh the Irony!

By JoAnn Alumbaugh, Farms.com



Last week, Gilbert Arenas, the pro Washington Wizards basketball player, was suspended indefinitely for bringing guns into the Wizards’ locker room and for inappropriate behavior preceding a game, when he mockingly “shot” at teammates. It happened last Wednesday, January 6, which coincidentally, was the player’s 28th birthday.



But, now here’s one for the record books: The very next day after his suspension, Arenas… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on January 19, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

Ontario Tree Planting Workshops Announced. Click to Learn More.

TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Trees Ontario, along with its partners, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and local planting agencies will host seven free workshops to educate local area landowners on the resources and incentives available to plant trees on their properties.



Everyone can take part in supporting tree planting in Ontario. The workshops give landowners the opportunity to learn about tree planting techniques, financial… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on January 14, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Synthesis Agri Food Consulting: The War for Talent.

The War for Talent.



By: Synthesis Agri-Food Insights

November 24, 2009 Volume 1, Issue 7

Helping you understand agriculture's challenges and opportunities by analyzing the issues and sharing their insights -the Synthesis consulting team Rob Hannam, Mary Lou McCutcheon, Julien DenTandt, Peter Hannam and Heidi Dancho. www.synthesis-network.com



The war for talent.



Recruiting and retaining talent has always… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on November 25, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Unseen Losses By Stewart Skinner

Too often we get caught up in the economic impacts that the loss of an industry can have. We never talk about the social costs of the disappearing jobs. In my own community I have witnessed the devastation to the rural social fabric that follows a major loss of jobs. Children have left rural schools as their families search for better opportunities elsewhere; heck, we haven’t had a full slate of hockey teams in Wallace Township since I was playing peewee. I look at what my own family does in… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on September 1, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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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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