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Joe Dales's Blog – April 2013 Archive (4)

Rockwood Couple Named As Ontario's Outstanding Young Farmers. Dana and Adam Thatcher.

“Raising animals and livestock requires time, patience and a true commitment to the process, with an end result being our best quality product.”

That sums up the commitment Dana and Adam Thatcher, of Thatchers’ Farms in Rockwood have for their farm operation. The Thatchers received the top honour at the provincial awards ceremony held in Guelph on March 26. Winners of the award are chosen based on career progress; environmental and safety practices; crop and livestock production history;…

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Fertilizer Company Pivot Bio Launches Canadian Operations

American fertilizer company Pivot Bio has expanded operations into Canada, a July 28 news release said. Product trials are currently underway in eastern and western Canada on corn, wheat, and canola, with the expansion pending regulatory approvals. “Pivot Bio was founded on the belief that farmers need a better way to fertilize their crops,” Karsten Temme, Pivot Bio CEO and co-founder said in the release. “We are excited to expand our operations and ultimately introducing our technology to farmers everywhere, starting in Canada.”

Canada set to copy Dutch plans for farming

Eastern Ontario farmers who fear that drastic Dutch policies on farming are coming to Canada, appear to be right.

Local farmers protest Dutch plan to cut fertilizer use

Eastern Ontario farmers rolled tractors and pickup trucks in a day-long show of solidarity with Dutch farmers who have for weeks protested onerous impending fertilizer restrictions and herd cuts in the Netherlands.

NFP Welcomes Javier Pardo, Oil and Gas Industry Risk Management Expert

NFP, a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement advisor, today announced it has appointed Javier Pardo as senior vice president, Complex Risk Solutions Group (CRSG), NFP in Canada.

Government of Canada invests $1.8 million in green economy

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced today an investment of over $1.8 million under the AgriAssurance Program to assist Bioindustrial Innovation Canada to further develop quality standards to accelerate growth of the bioeconomy in the agriculture sector.

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