Agricultural news for St. Marys and area.

OMAFRA Field Crop Report released July 27

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs released its latest Field Crop Report on July 27, commenting on the quality of a number of crops currently growing around the province, including corn, cereals, soybeans, forages, edible beans and canola. The report describes how dry weather has impacted fields around Ontario. “In areas which…

43rd Ontario Pork Congress runs June 22-23 in Stratford

Pictured, from left, are Shur-Gain Formulator Shanna Robinson, Nutritionist Drew Woods, Formulator Jaime Carson and Swine Key Account Business Manager Dave Hartney. They were at the Ontario Pork Congress this week providing feed management tips for producers and showing off their Watson.S Modelling Program. Woods called the program a “predictive growth model.” “If people have…

Dairy News Briefs

Saputo Inc. interested in expanding processing business into Brazil The Montreal-based Saputo Inc., which operates a manufacturing plant in Tavistock, is considering making acquisitions in Brazil that could be worth as much as $3.5 billion, according to CEO Lino Saputo, Jr. Saputo is one of Canada’s largest dairy processors, and its products include the Dairyland…

Ontario’s Local Food Week continues until June 12

Ontario’s Local Food Week, which kicked off a celebration of the fresh, healthy food grown, produced and processed right here in Ontario on June 6, continues through until Sunday, with local food producers and lovers alike encouraged to share their love for local food on social media using the hashtag #loveONTfood. It is a great…

Conservative leadership candidate Bernier calls dairy and poultry supply management “a cartel”

In an announcement Tuesday in Ottawa, Quebec MP and Conservative party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier declared his opposition to the practice of controlling prices in Canada’s dairy and poultry industries, also known as supply management. In the speech, delivered in English and French and posted to his personal Facebook page, Bernier acknowledged that he formerly…