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Better Farming - November 2017
Better Farming - November 2017

Updates to Farm Building Code Long Overdue. See page 57 article by Ralph Winfield. CFBA Member - Will Teron of Tacoma Engineers leading the charge.

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Better Farming - October 2017
Better Farming - October 2017

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Better Farming - September 2017
Better Farming - September 2017

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Better Farming - August 2017
Better Farming - August 2017

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The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management estimates that barn fires cost Ontario farmers more than $25 million per year (2012-2014 average)
The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management estimates that barn fires cost Ontario farmers more than $25 million per year (2012-2014 average)

Do you know what to do in the event of a farm emergency?

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Farmer Mental Health - A Conversation that Matters
Farmer Mental Health - A Conversation that Matters

Until recently, there wasn't data about the mental health of Canadian farmers. Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton and PhD Candidate Briana Hagen of the Ontario Veterinary College are changing that.

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Ontario Farmers to gauge potential hail damage using new tool
Ontario Farmers to gauge potential hail damage using new tool

The software, known as CATRADER, compiles nearly 10,000 simulations of potential annual hail activity.

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Better Farming - June/July 2017
Better Farming - June/July 2017

CFBA Awards 2016 on page 78. Will Teron of Tacoma Engineers speaks to Better Farming on page 6 - see ‘Code Updates on the Horizon – Changes to the National Farm Building Code are long overdue in the minds of engineers in the industry’.

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Ontario Expanding Agriculture Opportunities in the North
Ontario Expanding Agriculture Opportunities in the North

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal met with Indigenous partners, local municipalities, livestock organizations and industry in Timmins to discuss the Northern Livestock Pilot project and kick off consultations with stakeholders and communities on supporting viable agriculture in the North.

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Better Farming - May 2017
Better Farming - May 2017

CFBA Awards 2016 on pages 46 - 48.

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“Fitbits” For Cows: The Latest in Precision Dairy Cattle Technology
“Fitbits” For Cows: The Latest in Precision Dairy Cattle Technology

New wearable technologies for dairy cows monitor individual animal activity to improve farm management and performance.

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Measuring Rural Community Vitality
Measuring Rural Community Vitality

Fact-Finder's Guide to Local and Regional Data

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Local Food News — Ontario May 11, 2017
Local Food News — Ontario May 11, 2017

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Land Use Challenges in Ontario
Land Use Challenges in Ontario

Competing for rental land to access grazing - beef farmers

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Heat-sensing camera lending program offered
Heat-sensing camera lending program offered

CFBA Member - Food and Farm Care has developed a lending program for farmers to increase awareness of fire safety, potential risks and prevention.

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Better Farming - April 2017 edition
Better Farming - April 2017 edition

Mental Health - Managing Stress on the Farm, the Family (Mushroom) Farm, Farmer Re-Builds after Barn Fire, Expanding Waste-Free Agriculture,

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

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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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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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