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Farming 101: Meeting The Construction Demands Of Future Fresh Produce Packhouses
Farming 101: Meeting The Construction Demands Of Future Fresh Produce Packhouses

There’s just no denying it: the fresh produce industry is changing. The demand from consumers and retails for pre-packed fruit, vegetables, and other fresh produce is on the rise, and it’s presenting new challenges

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More on Benefits of Carbon Neutral Farming in Rural Ontario
More on Benefits of Carbon Neutral Farming in Rural Ontario

On March 15, 2018, more than 45 diverse stakeholders, including dairy farmers, industry associations, government agencies, and local community groups, attended an Open House at Harcolm Farms in Beachville, Ontario

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Demonstrating the Benefits of a Carbon Neutral Farm in Rural Ontario
Demonstrating the Benefits of a Carbon Neutral Farm in Rural Ontario

Industry stakeholders gathered to celebrate North America’s 1st installation of a small, factory built farm-scale anaerobic digester to generate renewable electricity from dairy cattle manure.

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Better Farming - June / July 2018
Better Farming - June / July 2018

View CFBA Annual Award Winners on Pages 54 - 57 !

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CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 2 of 2
CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 2 of 2

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Better Farming - March 2018
Better Farming - March 2018

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HORSE FARM Winners AT BUILDER AWARDS
HORSE FARM Winners AT BUILDER AWARDS

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Government grants geared toward retrofit, efficiency
Government grants geared toward retrofit, efficiency

Vicki Hilborn of OMAFRA speaks at the CFBA's Annual Conference

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Better Farming - February 2018
Better Farming - February 2018

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OMAFRA provides data on Ontario Ag and Food
OMAFRA provides data on Ontario Ag and Food

Please see the following for agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario

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Better Farming - December 2017
Better Farming - December 2017

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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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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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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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Ontario Government invests in Beef Research Facility
Ontario Government invests in Beef Research Facility

Ontario has lent significant support to beef production in the province with a large-scale investment in the construction of a new world-class beef research facility.

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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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Better Farming - May 2017
Better Farming - May 2017

CFBA Awards 2016 on pages 46 - 48.

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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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“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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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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