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Thinking GMO

As great as the benefits are for Golden Rice, with the potential to save 2 million children from dying of malnutrition, the reality is most GMO products are not focused on food nutrition but rather pesticide use.  A Pesticides is a general term for a substance used to control or prevent unwanted pests, such as insects, weeds and diseases.  There are numerous types of pesticides, a few common types include herbicides (controlling…

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:57pm

Thinking GMO part 1

Agriculture has advanced continuously throughout the ages to ensure that people have enough to eat.  In years past the majority of the worlds population were directly involved in agriculture and so they didn't fear these advancements.  That is no longer the case, at least not in the privileged countries of the world.  Here in Canada roughly 98% of the population has nothing to do with the growing of there food, excluding any small garden they may maintain.  So it should not come to any…

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Posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

And a New Season Begins

The slow pace of winter is starting to give way to a renewed urgency to get things ready for planting season.  The winter has stubbornly refused to let go, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the hours of daylight continue to increase, its days are numbered.  That doesn't stop the cold mornings from putting on a show.

These poor ducks couldn't get there feet wet…

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am

Trees, Farms, and Government

When it comes to the growing season for Canadian farms, the southern counties in Ontario rank among the longest seasons, with favorable weather patterns and productive soils.  The land is relatively flat and ideal for producing a multitude of crops.  The two most southerly counties, Kent and Essex have a significant role in Canadian agriculture.  But it wasn't always this way. 

Before the area was colonized this was a forested land with many poorly drained swamp like areas. …

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Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:35pm

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At 9:14am on May 25, 2012, Mitch Lang said…

Gus - Great blog posts.  Very entertaining. lol

 
 
 

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OMHA, EGG FARMERS OF ONTARIO DONATING $10,000 TO FEED STUDENTS – KIDS HELPING KIDS

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association and Egg Farmers of Ontario are together donating $10,000 to Student Nutrition Ontario, a province-wide program that enables students to eat, learn, and succeed.

DFO ANNOUNCES NEW DIGITAL LEARNING PLATFORM AND CELEBRATES WORLD SCHOOL MILK DAY 2020

Sept. 30, 2020, is World School Milk (WSM) Day 2020, a day to recognize the benefit of school milk programs and dairy education to children's health around the world.

NEW CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS CANADIAN DAIRY SECTOR’S LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE DAIRY FARMING

Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) latest marketing campaign is putting real dairy farmers in the spotlight to educate consumers on the rigorous environmental practices behind high-quality Canadian milk. In Hey Dairy Farmer – Online Classroom Edition actual Canadian dairy farmers discuss their sector’s commitment to sustainable dairy farming and preserving our natural resources for generations to come.

Fertilizer Canada releases 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

Fertilizer Canada’s Board of Directors recently approved the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, which is the result of a widespread consulting process that included meetings with the Board of Directors, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Issue Committees, and staff meetings.

Managing Jointing and Non-Jointing Grasses

Grass doesn’t just happen and not all species grow the same way. Understanding how different grass species grow enables producers to make good management decisions that maximize forage production in their hay fields and pastures. Jointing and non-jointing grasses respond differently to cutting, which directly affects productivity and persistence.

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