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The Agricultural Management Institute (AMI) Needs Your Input on Post Secondary Education and Farm Management. Click Here.

The Agricultural Management Institute (AMI) of Ontario has commissioned the Hemlock Group to conduct a survey of farm managers who have studied in agriculture at a post-secondary level in Ontario and elsewhere.  The objective of this project is to collect and analyse farm managers’ perceptions and attitudes regarding the value of their education in preparing them for an active farm management career.  The survey outcome will be shared with all Ontario and Canadian teaching institutions.  It…

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Added by Joe Dales on October 11, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Agricultural Management Institute: Reviewing Last Year's Farm Business Plan

Added by Joe Dales on January 20, 2012 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Moe Agostino Reviews the USDA Reports That Shocked The Grain Markets.

Added by Joe Dales on January 14, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Baxter Black's Video Holiday Season Recipes: What Are You Serving?

Added by Joe Dales on December 30, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Video: Harvest For Hunger Soybean Project for Canadian Foodgrain Bank

Added by Joe Dales on August 24, 2011 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Baxter Black: It Could Be Worse.

Added by Joe Dales on May 5, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Video: Preparation Tips for Tractors and Tires Before Starting Fieldwork.

Added by Joe Dales on March 20, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments

Farm Interview: Why I Invested In Solar Energy On My Farm.

Added by Joe Dales on November 15, 2010 at 2:40pm — 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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