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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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Added by Joe Dales on April 11, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Canadian Federation of Agriculture's Reaction To The Federal Budget 2013.

CFA's Reaction to Budget 2013

Canadian Federation of Agriculture News Release…
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Added by Joe Dales on March 21, 2013 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Farm Management Canada Launches Video Competition - Prize is Trip to IFMC Conference in Poland July 2013.

Farm Management Canada (FMC) Launches International Farm Management Competition

 

March 18, 2013 - Ottawa, ON - Competitors from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to attend the International Farm Management Congress in Poland July 2013, all expenses paid. Come with FMC to Poland to learn international agricultural management best practices…

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Added by Joe Dales on March 18, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Dennis Guy: Memories of Former Federal Minister of Agriculture, Eugene Whelan.

Added by Joe Dales on February 27, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Baxter Black: Just A Dog.

Added by Joe Dales on January 15, 2013 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Farms.com Acquires AgBuyer's Guide Publication.

Farms.com is pleased to announce that it has acquired the monthly publication AgBuyersGuide from Trader…

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Added by Joe Dales on January 15, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments

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

Tips To Help Make The Seed Purchase Decisions. Check Plot Results On The Farms.com Yield Data Centre.

It is that time of year to place orders for corn seed. Two questions you should ask yourself are: 1) How many hours do I spend selecting corn hybrids? 2) Who and what influence my decision? Regardless of how you answered these questions, selecting hybrids each year is one of the most important routine decisions producers make that drives profitability.



When selecting a variety, you should consider:

  • Availability and seed cost
  • Yield potential, yield stability,…
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Added by Joe Dales on November 18, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

DuPont Pioneer Opens New Parent Seed Facility.

Added by Joe Dales on November 12, 2012 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget.

Added by Joe Dales on November 11, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

DuPont Pioneer Opens New Parent Seed Plant in Wingham, Ontario.

DUPONT PIONEER CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW CANADIAN FACILITY



$15 million Production Plant Starts Operation



WINGHAM, Ontario, November 8, 2012 – DuPont Pioneer celebrated the start-up of its new $15 million parent seed production facility near Wingham, Ontario today.



Click Here to see photos of the Grand Opening. http://ontag.farms.com/photo





Ian Grant, president, DuPont Pioneer in Canada, indicated… Continue

Added by Joe Dales on November 9, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

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Farm numbers decline but women are now 30 per cent of all farmers

The number of Canadian farm operators continues to fall, but women are a growing percentage of working farmers and now account for just more than 30 per cent of all farmers, according to the 2021 Canadian Census of Agriculture.

Conservation Ontario Announces New General Manager

Conservation Ontario’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Coleman as the new General Manager, effective September 19, 2022.

Grocery Prices Still Higher as Inflation Rate Moderates in July

The price of groceries continued to climb in July, even as the broader Canadian inflation rate moderated.  A Statistics Canada’s consumer price index on Tuesday pegged the July inflation rate at 7.6%, down from the near four-decade high of 8.1% notched in June. It was the first month-over-month decline in the inflation rate in a year. However, prices for food purchased from stores were up 9.9% in July, compared to the 9.4% advanced posted in June.  

Manitoba Harvest Getting Started

The harvest of winter wheat and fall rye crops is underway in Manitoba, with some barley and dry pea crops also now coming off, according to the latest weekly provincial crop report.  Early yield results are described as average, with crop conditions generally looking good to very good in most parts of the province. In total, less than 1% of the Manitoba crop is in the bin.

CP Announces New Contract with Rail Workers

Binding arbitration has resulted in a new two-year contract agreement between CP Rail and its workers.  CP announced the deal with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) earlier this week, one that includes a 3.5% wage increase in 2022 and 2023 and increased benefits. Under the arbitration decision, the TCRC – which represents approximately 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada - will also join a CP Pension Improvement Account.

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