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  • CABINET CHANGE MEANS MORE AG OPPORTUNITY

    Aug 4 | Ag News | | Comments Off on CABINET CHANGE MEANS MORE AG OPPORTUNITY

    Ontario Federation of Agriculture Commentary By Keith Currie, OFA President Last week the Ontario government reassigned some key ministerial positions. The shuffle saw some champions of...

  • CHANGES IN THE WORLD MEAT MARKET

    Aug 3 | Ag News | | Comments Off on CHANGES IN THE WORLD MEAT MARKET

    Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario CommentaryBy Paul Bootsma, CFFO Field Services Manager At the Ontario Pork Congress in Stratford last week, the mood was positive, not only among the...

  • PROJECTS MOVING AHEAD TO PREVENT LAKE ERIE ALGAE

    Aug 2 | Ag News | | Comments Off on PROJECTS MOVING AHEAD TO PREVENT LAKE ERIE ALGAE

    From a news release The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) is moving into summer by installing and testing technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from...

  • PROVINCE OPENS NEW EASTERN ONTARIO CROP RESEARCH FACILITY

    Aug 1 | Ag News | | Comments Off on PROVINCE OPENS NEW EASTERN ONTARIO CROP RESEARCH FACILITY

    From a news release On Friday, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, joined MPP Jim McDonell to open the new facility at the Winchester Agricultural Research...

  • RIDGETOWN CAMPUS IN THE NEWS

    Jul 31 | Ag News | | Comments Off on RIDGETOWN CAMPUS IN THE NEWS

    Ten graduate from Ridgetown’s inaugural dairy herdsperson apprenticeship program – article by Tom Collins in Farmers Forum. Chatham-Kent is home to Canada’s first commercial...

  • USDA ACREAGE REPORT SURPRISES TRADERS

    Jul 30 | Ag News | | Comments Off on USDA ACREAGE REPORT SURPRISES TRADERS

    Corn prices plummeted while soybeans moved higher in the aftermath of the June 28 acreage report from the United States Department of Agriculture. Given the unprecedented delays in planting...

  • ONTARIO FARMERS POISED TO PLANT RECORD SOYBEAN ACREAGE

    Jul 29 | Ag News | | Comments Off on ONTARIO FARMERS POISED TO PLANT RECORD SOYBEAN ACREAGE

    From the Statistics Canada Principal field crop areas report, released June 26, 2019 According to the June Field Crop Survey, Canadian farmers expect to plant more barley, corn for grain,...

  • Parks Blueberries Celebrates The Big 4-0

    Jul 28 | Ag News | | Comments Off on Parks Blueberries Celebrates The Big 4-0

    By Allanah Wills @willsallanah It’s a milestone anniversary year for one local business that got its beginnings in the back of a pickup truck. It’s a milestone anniversary...

  • NEW INTERIM ANIMAL PROTECTION MODEL COMING TO ONTARIO

    Jul 27 | Ag News | | Comments Off on NEW INTERIM ANIMAL PROTECTION MODEL COMING TO ONTARIO

    Ontario Federation of Agriculture CommentaryBy Crispin Colvin, OFA Director A new temporary solution to respond to animal protection issues in Ontario was announced last week by the...

  • CANADA’S FIRST FOOD POLICY

    Jul 26 | Ag News | | Comments Off on CANADA’S FIRST FOOD POLICY

    Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Commentary By Josh Kraemer, CFFO Research & Policy Assistant  Two weeks ago (June 17, 2019), the federal government released its first...

  • RIDGETOWN CAMPUS IN THE NEWS

    Jul 25 | Ag News | | Comments Off on RIDGETOWN CAMPUS IN THE NEWS

    Dr. Peter Sikkema will be inducted into the Kent County Agriculture Hall of Fame this year. A Ridgetown man who is recognized as a world leader in weed science and is an expert researcher...

  • ONTARIO ANNOUNCES NEXT EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE AWARD RECIPIENT

    Jul 24 | Ag News | | Comments Off on ONTARIO ANNOUNCES NEXT EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE AWARD RECIPIENT

    From a news release Entomo Farms of Norwood has earned one of Ontario’s Excellence in Agriculture Awards. As a leader in cricket powder for food products for people, pets and...

  • OFA HIRES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

    Jul 23 | Ag News | | Comments Off on OFA HIRES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

    From a news release The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is excited to announce that Cathy Lennon has been hired as its new general manager. Cathy will take over the reins as general...

  • NEW ELORA SWINE RESEARCH FACILITY TO HELP MAKE SECTOR MORE INNOVATIVE

    Jul 22 | Ag News | | Comments Off on NEW ELORA SWINE RESEARCH FACILITY TO HELP MAKE SECTOR MORE INNOVATIVE

    From the University of Guelph news The University of Guelph, as well as Ontario pork producers and consumers worldwide, will benefit from a new research facility announced last week by...

  • ADJUSTING OUR CARE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

    Jul 21 | Ag News | | Comments Off on ADJUSTING OUR CARE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

    Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Commentary By Brenda Dyack, CFFO Executive Director and Acting Director of Research & Policy The government of Ontario has proposed changes to...

  • STUDY SAYS IMMIGRATION WILL SOLVE GROWING LABOUR GAP

    Jul 20 | Ag News | | Comments Off on STUDY SAYS IMMIGRATION WILL SOLVE GROWING LABOUR GAP

    Ontario Federation of Agriculture Commentary By Debra Pretty-Straathof, OFA Director Ontario’s farm workforce is changing. More farmers are retiring, selling their farms or transitioning...

  • U.S. ANNOUNCES $16-BILLION AID PACKAGE FOR FARMERS

    Jul 19 | Ag News | | Comments Off on U.S. ANNOUNCES $16-BILLION AID PACKAGE FOR FARMERS

    The Trump administration is providing up to $16 billion to help U.S. farmers cope with the effects of retaliatory trade tariffs imposed by China and other countries. Under the plan...

  • JAPAN LIFTS AGE RESTRICTION ON CANADIAN BEEF

    Jul 18 | Ag News | | Comments Off on JAPAN LIFTS AGE RESTRICTION ON CANADIAN BEEF

    From a news release Expanded access for Canadian beef to the Japanese market has been achieved as Japan has lifted its over 30-month (OTM) age restriction for beef exports, effective...

  • ANIMAL ACTIVISM AND FARMER SAFETY

    Jul 16 | Ag News | | Comments Off on ANIMAL ACTIVISM AND FARMER SAFETY

    Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Commentary By Marie Versteeg, CFFO Manager of Executive Board & Committees The Crown’s recent decision to drop charges against an animal...

  • CHARCOAL NATURAL SOLUTION TO CROP FERTILIZER POLLUTION, U OF G STUDY REVEALS

    Jul 15 | Ag News | | Comments Off on CHARCOAL NATURAL SOLUTION TO CROP FERTILIZER POLLUTION, U OF G STUDY REVEALS

    From the University of Guelph News Charcoal may be the solution to reducing ammonia pollution and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer for crop plants, according to a...

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Chatham-Kent Is The NUMBER ONE Producer Of Green Peas In All Of Ontario.



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