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Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines
Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines

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Ontario Govt. Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines
Ontario Govt. Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment

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Barn building industry is facing regulatory changes
Barn building industry is facing regulatory changes

Will Teron of Tacoma Engineers and Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters speak at the CFBA's Annual Conference - story published in Ontario Dairy Farmer

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Step up to the plate — Help feed Canadians
Step up to the plate — Help feed Canadians

Many Canadians have seen their jobs affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Now is the time to take advantage of the many employment opportunities available in the agriculture and agri-food sector.

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Engineer reviews proposed farm building regulation updates in National Building Code 2020

DCN reports: After many years of lobbying for changes to the National Building Code (NBC) and the National Fire Code pertaining to farm buildings, the end is near, Will Teron, principal at Tacoma Engineers, told delegates at this year’s Canadian Farm Builders Association (CFBA) conference.

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New tools aid Farm Fire Prevention: PrevTech and Tungus
New tools aid Farm Fire Prevention: PrevTech and Tungus

Automated tracking and new fire extinguishing technology could reduce barn fires.

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Essential Workplaces list: Construction #29.1 amended
Essential Workplaces list: Construction #29.1 amended

To include: construction projects that are due to be completed before October 4, 2020 and that would provide additional capacity in the production, processing, manufacturing or distribution of food, beverages or agricultural products.

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Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19
Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19

Extending Construction Hours Will Help Keep Ontario Workers Safe

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CFBA sends letter to Premier Ford
CFBA sends letter to Premier Ford

Regarding clarification of Essential Workplaces

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CFBA sends letter to Honorable Ministers Hardeman and Clark
CFBA sends letter to Honorable Ministers Hardeman and Clark

Regarding continuation of Building Inspection Services

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Better Farming - April 2020
Better Farming - April 2020

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Better Farming- February 2020
Better Farming- February 2020

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Better Farming - June/July 2019
Better Farming - June/July 2019

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Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms
Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms

Prevention Practices Can Help Reduce the Risk of Barn Fires

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Post secondary institutions partner on Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm
Post secondary institutions partner on Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm


U of T Scarborough and Centennial College are partnering to establish the EaRTH District, Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm and living lab that will apply innovative technologies to food production in an urban setting.

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Beleave to expand London cannabis greenhouse facility
Beleave to expand London cannabis greenhouse facility

Toronto-based cannabis grower Beleave Inc. recently announced it has received a building permit for its growing facility in London, Ont.

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What does it take to be an agriculture pilot?
What does it take to be an agriculture pilot?

At a course in Yorkton - one of two in Canada - you can learn to fly the dipping and diving spray planes.

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Statistics: Data pertaining to agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario
Statistics: Data pertaining to agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario

As published by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

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Better Farming - May 2019
Better Farming - May 2019

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Resilient farm building design could minimize damage and loss
Resilient farm building design could minimize damage and loss

Randy Drysdale, assistant vice-president of loss control and technical development at Farm Mutual Reinsurance, gave a presentation at the Canadian Farm Builders Association’s annual conference held in Stratford, Ont. at the end of February. He discussed loss prevention in farm buildings and the importance of building and rebuilding with resiliency in mind.

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Better Farming - April 2019
Better Farming - April 2019

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Farmer invents unique snow removal tool
Farmer invents unique snow removal tool

“We got 60 inches of snow in February and had some sheds and barns that caved in already, so we needed to be a little more proactive”. A dairy farmer from Edgar, Wis. recently displayed creativity in solving a winter problem.

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Better Farming - March 2019
Better Farming - March 2019

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Better Farming - February 2019
Better Farming - February 2019

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Better Farming - January 2019
Better Farming - January 2019

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