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February 10, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Soil moisture mission rockets into next phase
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$4 million to be invested in Great Lakes agricultural stewardship

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association will deliver the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative on behalf of the federal and provincial governments. >> Read full article

Medical cost increases to slow

The average cost increase for employer-sponsored medical plans will likely dip in 2015, but cost increases will continue to exceed general inflation levels by a significant margin. >> Read full article

Ontario appoints committee to help to grow agri-food industry

The government of Ontario says the creation of an Agri-Food Growth Steering Committee will foster growth in the province's agri-food sector. >> Read full article

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Soil moisture mission rockets into next phase

A new U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite now orbiting Earth will scan land surfaces for the next three years to detect moisture held in the topmost layer of soils. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists will use these soil moisture measurements to help improve our understanding of processes that affect weather and climate, and in turn, agricultural production.

On January 31, 2015, NASA launched the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite from California. This mission will produce the most accurate, highest-resolution global maps of soil moisture, temperature and freeze-thaw cycles ever obtained from space. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference

February 24-25, 2015
Location: London, ON >> More Info

Western Farm Show

March 4-6, 2015
Location:London, ON >> More Info

Ottawa Valley Farm Show

March 10-12, 2015
Location:Ernst and Young Centre, Ottawa, ON >> More Info