The CFFO Provincial Council met recently to set the organization’s goals heading into the review of the four plans that guide land use around the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
The Field Crops team at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has completed its survey of the 2014 Ontario corn crop to determine ear mould incidence and the occurrence of mycotoxins in the grain.
It’s been one of the slowest starts to harvest for Ontario farmers this fall.
My weekly ramble into most things agricultural is side tracked a little this week although there are tinges of farm related issues.
Farmers need to get their story out to the public.
Grain Farmers of Ontario has finalized its research priorities for the coming year and is now welcoming proposals for research conducted in corn, soybeans, or wheat for funding in 2015.
Ontario politicians are heading back to the legislature for the fall sitting, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has a full lineup of work to accomplish with the 107 MPPs representing our province.
There seems to be a wide divergence between what people think about agriculture and what they think about farming.
Of particular note are the comments on the role of the Local Food Act and the plight of the pollinator in building a more sustainable agriculture sector.
The Agricultural Management Institute, in partnership with the Grain Farmers of Ontario, is testing the business savvy of Ontario corn and soybean farmers with the Most Profitable Acre Challenge.