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New bulk flour mill announced in Ontario

Ontario is investing in a flour milling company to build the province's first greenfield site flour mill in 75 years. >> Read full article

Hay producers form forage co-operative

The founding board of directors of the Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative Inc. have formed Ontario’s newest producer co-operative. The co-operative’s goal is to increase the value of producers’ hay and forages by on-farm drying of hay, which will then be compacted by the co-operative for sale to export markets. >> Read full article

What could an employee handbook do for your farm?

Producers often express an interest in developing employee handbooks for their farms to add some protection to their human resource management. The thought is that if the policies are in writing, employees can’t say “I didn’t know” or “you didn’t tell me that,” thus giving some back-up if the employer needs to let someone go. >> Read full article

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Biological activity key to soil productivity

Australian soil ecologist, Christine Jones, has been recognized internationally for her work with farmers and ranchers implementing land management practices that enhance soil biological activity and productivity. In 2015, the International Year of Soils, Jones was on a worldwide speaking tour that included several stops in Canada and the U.S.

Jones says several comprehensive research studies have shown that today’s fruits, vegetables and meats are substantially lower in minerals and trace elements such as copper, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium than they were 70 years ago. She asks: “How is it that we are using more and more high analysis fertilizer in conventional farming, but getting fewer and fewer nutrients in our food?” >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Forage Focus Conference

Dec. 15 and Dec. 16, 2015
Location: Shakespeare, Ont., and Winchester, Ont. >> More Info

Southwest Ag Conference

Jan. 5-6, 2016
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

Western Canadian Crop Production Show

Jan. 11-14, 2016
Location: Saskatoon >> More Info