There’s a growing problem in rural and remote areas of Ontario. A lack of large animal veterinarians is looming for the region, and the problem will only get worse without strategies to address the impending issue. Already, farmers and ranchers have identified that large distances and too few vets makes proper veterinary care expensive. Now,… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario, which represents Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, has elected Jeff Harrison as its new chair. Jeff Harrison is the director for District 12 (Durham, Northumberland, Kawartha, Peterborough, Hastings) and has served on the board since 2016. He farms with his family in Quinte West. “I am deeply… Read More

Southwestern Ontario is home to some of Canada’s most productive farmland. In recent years, land values have climbed to dizzying heights with competition for top acres driving sales for some farms into the $40,000-per-acre range. But some of the air was let out of the value balloon in 2023, says Ryan Parker from London, Ont.-… Read More

Farm Management Canada is hosting free, one-day farm business practices assessment workshops across Canada beginning later this month. The workshop, Seeding Success: Assess, Act, Achieve!, is open to all Canadian producers and farm families and management teams. The workshop is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, as part of the Sectoral Workforce Solutions… Read More

The last time Shaun Haney sat down with Matt Makens, of Makens Weather, the possibility of moisture returning to Western Canada was slim. Now, as the two reconnect in person at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association #CattleCon, Makens has a little more confidence that the west could indeed see some early — and desperately needed —… Read More

In 2024, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame (OAHF) will induct Bert Andrews, Ron Bonnett, Bill Gray, Grant Howes, Verner Toews and Tina Widowski. The new OAHF nominees have had a significant impact on agriculture in the province with their influences including agricultural education and lobbying for farm tax reform to farm organization leadership; the… Read More

Wild pigs are smart, adaptable, and multiply quickly. They also have the potential to wipe out entire species of animals or plants in an area before moving on and doing the same somewhere else. Wild pigs cause losses for livestock and grain farmers alike, and, perhaps most concerning, pose a real threat to any ecosystem… Read More

It’s a tough lesson in farming and ranching: learning lessons on what doesn’t work can be expensive and time consuming. That’s why knowledge transfer, peer-to-peer sharing, and mentorship can have a huge positive impact on those trying something new. For Grant Lastiwka, rancher at Innisfail, Alta., the Grazing Mentorship Program supported by Farmers for Climate… Read More

Trimble has announced the launch of a voluntary carbon marketplace to connect farmers with buyers seeking emissions reductions and removals. By connecting stakeholders and aggregating verifiable data, the company says the new exchange will enable participation in carbon markets and sustainability programs that were previously too time-consuming or complex. “Farmers have long struggled to comprehensively… Read More

 

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