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How Canada can become a global food production powerhouse
How Canada can become a global food production powerhouse

Canadian leadership in global food production could help drive an economic growth agenda for the country for generations.

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Better Farming - March 2017 edition
Better Farming - March 2017 edition

Rural Road Safety - A Growing Priority, Dairy Operation Transitions - Family and Technology, Electrical Systems Now More Sophisticated

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Barn heat sensing tool being developed by CFBA Member - Farm & Food Care Ontario and Hamilton-based engineers
Barn heat sensing tool being developed by CFBA Member - Farm & Food Care Ontario and Hamilton-based engineers

CFBA Member - Farm & Food Care Ontario and Hamilton-based Harvest Robotics are working together to develop a heat sensing tool farmers can install in their barns to help prevent barn fires.

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Fence row farming - Uncovering the secrets in the soil
Fence row farming - Uncovering the secrets in the soil

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Vertical farms take growing indoors. No sunlight, no soil, no problem.
Vertical farms take growing indoors. No sunlight, no soil, no problem.

"This is fully controlled agriculture and allows us to understand plant biology in ways that, as humans, we've never achieved," said AeroFarms CEO and co-founder David Rosenberg, standing in front of rows of kale, arugula, lettuce and other leafy greens.

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Prevent Farm Fires
Prevent Farm Fires

Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of farm building fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of farm fires.

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Better Farming - February 2017 edition
Better Farming - February 2017 edition

Poultry Production, Planning Crop Rotations, Satellite Imagery, & Maintenance for Hydraulic Systems.

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78,000 Ontario farmers call for an end to urban sprawl
78,000 Ontario farmers call for an end to urban sprawl

Over 52,000 farms and 78,000 farmers have a united message for the Provincial Government: freeze urban boundaries now and stop urban sprawl to protect farmland in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).

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Toronto Star Features the Economics of Local Food in Ontario
Toronto Star Features the Economics of Local Food in Ontario

Ontario's agri-food sector generates $63 billion in sales to consumers each year, and employs 767,000 people.

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Barn Fire Prevention
Barn Fire Prevention

Main causes of barn fires. What can you do? New technologies. Resources.

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Farmers Invest In Technology To Improve Profits
Farmers Invest In Technology To Improve Profits

With low commodity prices farmers are investing in technology that can help them increase yields, but save on crop input costs.

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Using a drone? Read up on Transport Canada’s new reporting tool and safety initiatives
Using a drone? Read up on Transport Canada’s new reporting tool and safety initiatives

Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky, which is why Transport Canada is moving forward with a number of safety initiatives for drones.

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Better Farming - January 2017 edition
Better Farming - January 2017 edition

Fast, Reliable Internet - Are Ontario Farms Still Lagging Behind? Trail Access Worries - Snowmobile Season. Tractor Maintenance - A Family Affair.

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100km Foods Inc. Is Delivering More Than Local Food: Honored for Overall Positive Community Impact
100km Foods Inc. Is Delivering More Than Local Food: Honored for Overall Positive Community Impact

100km Foods Inc. is a Toronto based local food-distribution company founded in 2008 that sells, markets and distributes products from 80 small and medium sized Ontario farms to 300 Ontario restaurants, hotels, independent retailers and institutions.

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Better Farming - December 2016 edition
Better Farming - December 2016 edition

Make 2017 the year to conquer your marketing fears. RIGHT NOW is perhaps the best time in memory for farm businesses to grow awareness, sales, and market share. Set a fair budget, identify your target audience, and then deliver a compelling, consistent brand promise to decision-makers and influencers.

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OMAFRA Connects November 2016
OMAFRA Connects November 2016

Updated Minimum Distance Separation Software,
Nominations open for Ontario's Outstanding Young Farmer,
Agriculture Leadership Certificate Program - Open for Registration

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OMAFRA Connects October 2016
OMAFRA Connects October 2016

2016-17 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students is now Open!
Are You Waste Wise?
Tax Credit for Farmers who Donate Food....
Have YOU thought about planting a windbreak?

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Equine Guelph - Barn Fire Prevention Tool
Equine Guelph - Barn Fire Prevention Tool

Equine Guelph has launched the new Barn Fire Prevention online tool as a resource for horse owners. Responding to the high incidence of barn fires in Ontario last winter, Equine Guelph has developed a tool that is easy to use and provides horse owners with interactive assessments for their individual facilities.

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Better Farming - November 2016 edition
Better Farming - November 2016 edition

Ontario's Agri-Food Sector confronts its skilled labour shortage - opportunities for educated employees abound, but are enough qualified people available?

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Swarm Intelligence - Advancements In Precision Agriculture
Swarm Intelligence - Advancements In Precision Agriculture

Advancements in precision agriculture suggest that in the coming future, drones will help farmers to map weeds in their field, and improve crop yields.

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Better Farming - October 2016 edition
Better Farming - October 2016 edition

How many pickup trucks does a farmer really need? Better Farming caught up with several Ontario farmers to discuss the role of the pickup truck in their lives and farming operations. Other topics in this issue include generational transitioning on the farm, soil testing, fertilizer prices, pre-harvest inspection, and radial tires.

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OMAFRA Connects September 2016
OMAFRA Connects September 2016

It's the season of fall fairs. The local fall fair brings farmers and consumers together for a celebration of agriculture. A recent study indicated that three-quarters of fair attendees think that agricultural education is an important component of fair attendance.

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Poultry Barns - Revised Guidelines
Poultry Barns - Revised Guidelines

Recommendations for new barns and retrofitting existing broiler barns as recommended by The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP), The Poultry Services Association (PSA), and the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) effective August 31, 2016

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Better Farming - August 2016 edition
Better Farming - August 2016 edition

Almost 40,000 Ontario farms and over 100,000 adult readers received their August version of 'Better Farming' recently. You can view a digital copy here.

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Net-zero egg barn opens in Alberta - Facility is the first of its kind in Canada
Net-zero egg barn opens in Alberta - Facility is the first of its kind in Canada

The 105-person Brant Hutterite Colony in Alberta recently cut the ribbon on a new egg barn designed to achieve a net-zero status in terms of energy consumption.

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