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FAO: State of the Art Report on Quinoa Around the World in 2013

Ontario specialty crop growers may be interested in a new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).  The report is a follow up from the International Year of Quinoa in 2013. “The scientific studies … Continue reading

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IR-4 Project Newsletter Highlights Quinoa

Ontario growers interested in learning more about quinoa may be interested in a recent newsletter article published by the US based IR-4 Program (Vol. 46 No. 1 Winter 2015).  The article provides a good overview of crop history, pest issues and current market values … Continue reading

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NEW! AgMaps Portal and Agricultural Information Atlas Application Help Tutorial Series

NEW! AgMaps Portal and Agricultural Information Atlas Application Help Tutorial Series Just launched! The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has a new series of tutorials to help you use the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA), an online application … Continue reading

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New to Farming in Ontario? Here’s a place to start…

Are you a new farmer in Ontario?  We find many specialty crop growers are also new to farming and are looking for resources to help them navigate the world of agriculture in Ontario.  Did you know OMAFRA has a publication entitled … Continue reading

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New online business assessment tool for farmers and processors.

  Hi,I thought I would share this recent press release from the Agricultural Management Institute.  They have developed a new online business assessment tool for farmers and processors.   Jim Todd   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAMI Business Score Card helps farmers … Continue reading

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Growing Hops in Ontario: Ontario Hop Trial Update

A summary of data collected from the Ontario hop trial was presented in the poster session at the 2014 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC).  The information is a summary of marketing and agronomic data collected during the 2013 growing … Continue reading

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Canada Summer Jobs Wage Subsidy Deadline: January 31st, 2014

Specialty crop growers and associations may be interested in applying for the Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidy.  Details from the Service Canada website are included below: Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. … Continue reading

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