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Joe Dales's Blog – December 2012 Archive (3)

Rabobank Executive Survey: China Will Continue To Drive Demand for Agricultural Commodities....Thoughts on The Results?

Major trends in agriculture from Rabobank Ag Executive Survey.

 

From Rabobank

China's continued influence on agricultural commodity demand and global economic growth, along with increasing weather extremes, stand out as key issues for North American food, beverage and agribusiness in 2013, a recent poll of Rabobank clients shows. 

The poll of over 350 executives from leading companies in the North American food, beverage and agribusiness industry was conducted at…

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Added by Joe Dales on December 20, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: How To Deal With A Commodity Broker Video Lesson.

Remember commodity trading is financially risk and not for everyone. This video is for educational purposes only.

Added by Joe Dales on December 8, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

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Olds College Launches New Precision Agriculture - Techgronomy Diploma

Olds College to offer an exciting new diploma in Precision Agriculture - Techgronomy focused on agronomy and technology

Brian Bell announces retirement as local agricultural development advisor

Spending his whole career working in the agricultural sector has offered a working life that Brian Bell has certainly enjoyed. “My whole career has been spent working with those in the agricultural sector. Absolutely, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” stated Mr. Bell, the local agriculture development advisor, who earlier this week officially retired after 30 years with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “The work has been varied and very much related to the agricultural development in the region.”

Governments coordinate against swine fever

North American agriculture leaders are coordinating plans to keep swine safe from a deadly disease in China and Europe. Dr. Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer and deputy administrator for Veterinary Services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, delivered a joint statement on behalf of leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that they were responding to the threat of African swine fever with more biosecurity, agreements to minimize damage to trade if the disease reaches North America, and public education about the potential harm from the disease. The statement followed a forum April 30-May 1 in Ottawa, Ontario, attended by representatives from 15 countries.

Canada’s Largest Educational Foodservice Provider Launches the Buy Local Program, with Marketing Support from Foodland Ontario

Chartwells launched their landmark Buy Local program, a coast-to-coast approach to offering quality-assured, fresh, locally-sourced food from community-based, local vendors. The program is available to approximately 650 Chartwells campuses and schools across Canada. Whether it’s a jar of honey or a basket of fresh blueberries, the Buy Local program will create direct connections between Chartwells’ chefs and local farmers and vendors.

Ontario Supporting Forestry Sector in Algoma and Manitoulin Regions

Ontario's government is working for the people by supporting the forestry industry in the Algoma Region and Manitoulin Island, creating 138 full-time jobs.

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