Home Tuesday, April 24, 2018
INFO AND CONTACT
ONLINE CLASSIFIEDS AND AD PLACEMENT
AUCTIONS & CAREERS
TO PLACE A WORD AD BY MAIL OR PHONE
CLASSIFIEDS AND SERVICE DIRECTORY
SHOPPER
SUBSCRIBE TO ONTARIO FARMER - PAYMENT BY MAIL
MAGAZINE ADVERTISING - FACTS & FIGURES 2018
ONTARIO FARMER ADVERTISING - FACTS & FIGURES 2018
ONTARIO FARMER ONLINE ADVERTISING 2018
CANADA’S OUTDOOR FARM SHOW ADVERTISING 2018

Quick Search:
Advanced Search
Features  123456


MARKETS
Soybean futures are narrowly mixed.
BUSINESS NEWS
La Coop fdre joins forces with Standard Nutrition Canada
MARKET NEWS
Chinas tariff will drop hog prices
NEWS
Consumers sceptical about eating crickets
LABOUR
Seasonal workers begin arriving at Ontariofarms
CROPS
New Lumisena fungicide seed treatment receives PMRA registration
DAIRY
Antibiotic-free dairy herd costs $61 US per cow

Land prices continue to rise

April 24, 2018 - Ontario’s land prices rose by 9.4 per cent last year, but the market here is not as hot as Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, reports Farm Credit Canada.
Ontario prices rose an average of 9.4 per cent in 2017, Saskatchewan by 10.2 per cent and Nova Scotia by 9.5 per cent.
Ontario’s increases were, however, from a much higher level than in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.
“Ontario’s farmland value increases continued to be fuelled by the strong demand from supply-managed farm operations and cash crop producers competing for a limited amount of available land,” the FCC report says.
Ontario farmland prices increased by 4.4 per cent in 2016 and by 30 per cent in 2012.The increases were 24 per cent in the northcentral region of the province, 15.6 per cent in the southeastern region, 15.1 per cent in south central and 11 per cent in the northwestern region. Prices were unchanged in the north region.
J.P. Gervais, FCC’s chief economist, said last year’s increases are “a sign of a stable and strong farm economy.”
The FCC has become the main mortgage lender for farmland.

Gasoline ethanol content to double by 2020

April 23, 2018 - The Ontario government is doubling the percentage of ethanol in gasoline.
Effective the beginning of 2020 gasoline must contain at least 10 per cent ethanol.
Most ethanol in Ontario is distilled from grain corn.
“Our farmer-members harvest more than two million acres of grain corn annually and we are pleased to see this commitment to renewable fuels and their benefits for the environment,” said Markus Haerle, chairman of Grain Farmers of Ontario.

North Bay packer suspended

April 23, 2018 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the operating licence of Bavarian Link Meat Products Limited of North Bay.
The CFIA says on its website that “the licence to operate was suspended because the operator failed to meet regulatory requirements as required by the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990.”
There is no further information about the nature of the company’s failures.

Organic bill back at Queen’s Park

April 23, 2018 - New Democrat Peter Tabuns of Toronto and Tory Sylvia Jones from Dufferin-Caledon say they, will re-introduce a co-sponsored private member’s bill today to create the framework for organic-products regulations.
The bill was originally introduced in September, but died when Premier Kathleen Wynne prorogued the legislature in March.
Two weeks ago all parties said they would support legislation when they were attending the Organic Council of Ontario’s annual meeting and policy forum.
Despite support from backbench Liberals, the party has yet to announce its support.