TRADE DEVELOPMENTS WITH THE U.S. AND CHINA

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From Canadian Cattlemen’s Association “Action News” In April, China announced a $50 billion list of U.S. goods for possible tariff hikes, including beef, corn and wheat, in an escalating dispute with Washington. China’s move was in response to actions by the U.S. Trump Administration, which proposed a list of roughly 1,300 Chinese goods ranging from agricultural equipment to raw metals, … Read More

ASSESSING WINTER WHEAT STANDS FOR WINTER SURVIVAL

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From fieldcropnews.com By Joanna Follings, OMAFRA Cereals Specialist Co-written by Dave Hooker, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus Winter wheat can often be found to survive short freeze thaw events throughout the winter. However with the recent dips in temperatures with little to no snow cover, there are some concerns about crop damage and survivability. There is also some concern that … Read More

Local Farmer Says Agriculture Can Save The World (Blackburn News)

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By Matt Weverink April 10, 2018 12:09pm @Matt_Weverink Long-time Chatham-Kent farmer Bob Kerr is looking to save the earth one field at a time. He shared that message with the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise Tuesday morning along with some practical applications for how local farmers can help. Overall, Kerr’s message is focused on improving soil health by implementing farming … Read More

2017 Farmland Value and Rental Value Survey report

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The data provided in this Report is from 2,367 Ontario respondents who participated in an online survey between January 23 – February 5, 2018. Respondents were asked a number of questions about farmland, farmland values, and rental rates for the previous year, 2017. 2017 Farmland Value and Rental Value Survey Summary of Findings

Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Federal activities and programs

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Federally-funded activities and programs to support sector growth focus on three key areas: Growing trade and expanding markets – $297 million Innovative and sustainable growth in the sector – $690 million Supporting diversity and a dynamic, evolving sector – $166.5 million Federal program details and application forms are now available on the program web pages linked below. Funding will begin April 1, 2018. Growing trade and … Read More

Government of Canada launches Agricultural Clean Technology program

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From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada March 19, 2018 – St-Eugene, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canadian farmers are important drivers of the Canadian economy, and also make important contributions in the fight against climate change by adopting sustainable technologies and practices. Clean technology permits farmers to undertake efficient uses of energy and the production of renewable energy, while contributing to … Read More

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (OMAFRA Ag Business Update)

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Supporting Ontario’s agri-food and agri-product sector through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership The Agricultural Adaptation Council will deliver CAP programming to Ontario organizations and collaborations on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative that assists government, industry and other partners to work together … Read More