Ag in Ontario’s budget

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The provincial budget dropped OMAFRA spending By Diego To help restore fiscal balance by 2023-24, the Conservative government cut funding for some ministries – including OMAFRA – in Friday’s budget. OMAFRA’s spending allotment drops from $1.06 billion in 2018-2019 to about $839 million in 2019-2020, the budget says. The cut in the provincial ag budget is displeasing, said Keith Currie, … Read More

Top data trends for Agribusiness in 2019

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Source : Proagrica As another year passes, business leaders are wise to examine their current operations and consider their position in the marketplace. 2019 will undoubtedly see further emergence of new data technologies. Businesses that adapt are well-placed to use these technologies in order to thrive – businesses that do not or are slow to react are likely to face mounting … Read More

Government pushes China for canola evidence, mulling aid for farmers

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OTTAWA – The federal government says it is considering subsidizing farmers hit by China’s $2-billion ban on Canadian canola imports, and is pushing the People’s Republic to prove recent shipments were in fact contaminated.  Two federal cabinet ministers and a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday the government is looking at financial options to help farmers.  “I am … Read More

Major Announcements from The Canadian Federation of Agriculture

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Ottawa, March 20th – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) pleased with several key announcements in the Federal Budget that recognized many of the CFA’s pre-budget submission recommendations. “We will also be working closely with the federal government on areas noted in the budget that have been earmarked for consultative review,” noted CFA President Mary Robinson. “Overall, it appears this budget … Read More

Freeze-thaw cycle expected to hurt winter wheat

Fraser GengeUncategorizedLeave a Comment The wild weather that has hit the region during the last few weeks, coupled with a late start to the fall planting season, has area farmers concerned about the outlook for this year’s winter wheat crops.  “If I had to make a guess, I would absolutely say there will be some acres of winter wheat that will have to … Read More

Data will be the future of precision agriculture

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Real-time decisions will drive profitability says Proagrica  “In an increasingly unstable market and chaotic world, precision ag gives the industry the ability to make real-time decisions that can drive profitability,” explains Ryan Hoffman, Territory Sales Manager at Proagrica.  Proagrica, a global provider of independent connectivity and data-driven support solutions for the agriculture and animal health industries, is Platinum Sponsor for this … Read More

Ont. supports rural infrastructure planning

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Lauren Arva Staff Writer A total of 58 rural Ontario municipalities will receive help with local infrastructure planning, thanks to a program delivered by the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association (MFOA) of Ontario in partnership with the province. Monte McNaughton, minister of infrastructure, made the program announcement on Jan. 11. “This assistance will help many rural and northern communities map … Read More

Farmers waiting for snowy weather

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Wet weather during the last harvest season and mild winter conditions so far have made circumstances challenging for some area farmers. What they need now is snow, said Burford farmer Larry Davis, who is a provincial director for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. “We do need snow cover for grain crops, to protect them from big swings in temperature.” Livestock … Read More