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

BEING A PART OF CHATHAM-KENT HISTORY – SPONSORING IPM 2018

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Representatives of Chatham-Kent businesses and organizations gathered Wednesday evening at the Sons of Kent Brewing Company in Chatham for an Information Night for IPM 2018 Sponsors. They had been invited by local organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018) and the Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) to learn about potential sponsorship opportunities. The massive public event will be … Read More

FIVE INDUSTRY LEADERS HEADED FOR ONTARIO’S AG HALL OF FAME

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From a news release In 2018, five agricultural leaders, whose influences span more than 150 years, will be inducted into Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame. The late William Beaty, William (Barry) Hill, Harvey Graham, the late Gordon Leitch and the late James Morrison have all been selected by the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association as worthy candidates based on … Read More

DOW-DUPONT AG DIVISION TO BE CALLED CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE

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From a news release The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended Agriculture company will become Corteva Agriscience (kohr-‘teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature”. According to a news release issued on Feb. 26, … Read More

Community Support Agriculture is one way for consumers to get closer to their food

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This week, let’s look at food box programs, or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). For many years, CSA has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. The basics of how this program operates differs widely, from subscribing to purchase various sizes of boxes each week during the growing season, to buying a number … Read More