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How were everyone's wheat yields and quality?

We finished wheat a couple of weeks ago.Yields were just not there this year, likely tough winter and wet, cool spring.Looks like we had about 60 bu/ac average and we like to get average yields of…Continue

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Started Aug 10, 2014

Ontario election - Toronto votes liberal and country votes conservative. What will this mean for the next four years?
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I think a lot of people were surprised by the Liberal majority election results.This photo shows that most rural people voted conservative.I am very disappointed in the Hudak campaign and terrible…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by OntAG Admin Jun 24, 2014.

Anyone having difficulty deciding who to vote for in the Ontario election? Who do I dislike the least?
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I am having trouble deciding who to vote for.After watching the leaders on tv the past week, I am not convince I like any of them. Wynne - the liberals have been in a little too long and seem to have…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by OntAG Admin Jun 2, 2014.

U of Guelph Closing Kemptville and Alfred Ag College Campuses?
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I was sorry to hear that the University of Guelph is planning to close the two agriculture colleges.I thought agriculture enrollment was increasing.Were these colleges losing money?  Would seem to be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dales Mar 18, 2014.

 

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At 11:08pm on July 14, 2010, Avia Eek said…
Thanks Roadrunner! Actually, this is really going to be an interesting election: 4 mayoral candidates (one has contacted me looking for support from the Farmers--too funny!); and there is competition in each of the Wards where the current councillors did not fulfill their role to the people of this Township as was expected. If the "right" people get elected on October 25, 2010, we'll have an amazing council--lots of "new" good people running!
 
 
 

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Managing Bare Areas in Winter Wheat Stands

How should one deal with large bare spots in a wheat field that is otherwise in good condition? Unfortunately, there isn’t a one size fits all solution because the size and number of bare spots in fields greatly varies. Here are some options and considerations for filling in those bare spots.

The Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market Gets Boost

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency - Investing in rural community infrastructure enhances the quality of life for residents and contributes to economic success by better positioning communities to host tourism attractions. This is certainly the case for the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders market, which draws over 30,000 visitors each season and is one of the largest outdoor markets in Atlantic Canada. New renovations will enable the market to provide a consistent and quality shopping experience to customers regardless of rain or shine.

Exploring New Markets for Canada's wild blueberry

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi - Grand Lake announced over $1.6 million to the Canadian Division of the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA Canada) to market and promote Canadian wild blueberries internationally.

Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organization in Etobicoke

Women’s organizations provide vital services to our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long they have been chronically underfunded, underestimated and undermined. The Government of Canada recognizes that women’s organizations are the lifeblood of the women’s movement and that maintaining and growing their ability to do this important work is the most effective way to advance gender equality.

Parliamentary Secretary Alghabra visits Halifax to highlight new investments that will benefit local communities and businesses

As the best country in the G20 for doing business, Canada continues to focus on expanding into new markets while attracting job-creating investments to local communities. As part of its trade diversification strategy, Canada is connecting Canadian businesses to new markets, new customers and new jobs.

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