Jersey sale moves online

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jersey Ontario held a first sale on its new online platform to help dairy farmers to meet December incentive days and a quota increase. The Dec. 12 sale had 30 animals offered. The sale grossed more than $60,700 and averaged $2,024. The Jersey Ontario’s SNF Buster Sale was hosted for the first time on Jersey […] Read more

Smart-Apply places spray precisely in orchard crops.

John Deere connects with sprayer control company

Smart-Apply precisely places spray based on high-value crop canopy

Reading Time: < 1 minute John Deere is moving further into precision spaying of specialty crops with an alliance with an innovator of intelligent control systems. The company has entered into an allied distribution agreement with Smart Guided Systems to sell and support its Smart-Apply Intelligent Control System through the John Deere dealer channel in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. […] Read more

Licence fees on veal now apply at sales barn

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sellers of veal through sales barns will now have to pay licence fees to Veal Farmers of Ontario. Veal Farmers of Ontario recently announced amendments to regulations that came into effect Jan. 1 that update the definitions of veal cattle and include the collection of licence fees on veal cattle sold in sales barns. VFO […] Read more

Chatham-Kent Farm Show rescheduled for 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Chatham-Kent Farm Show has been cancelled for 2021, like many other farm events. The show, which runs each year at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham will run again Jan. 26 and 27, 2022. OP Show Productions has taken over management of the show and the company says it was looking forward to […] Read more

Ontario government looks to greenhouses in the north

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ontario government is providing $16,500 to help the town of Rainy River conduct a greenhouse feasibility study. The study is expected to help identify the infrastructure required for a greenhouse facility, as well as assess the advantages of the greenhouse industry, such as increased variety and availability of produce, longer growing seasons, lower produce […] Read more


AgScape gets boost from Libro Credit Union

Reading Time: < 1 minute AgScape’s Ontario-wide food and agriculture education program recently received a $45,000 investment from Libro Credit Union. Libro’s investment will be directed over a three-year period to fund 195 agri-food lessons for more than 4,200 southwestern Ontario students. Libro’s investment will also sup- port three AgScape interactive Career Competitions where students will have the opportunity to […] Read more

Agriculture investor partners with University of Guelph

SVG Ventures is considered the largest investor in agriculture startups in the world

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Guelph and SVG Ventures | Thrive, one of the world’s largest funders and accelerators of agriculture innovation, have announced a partnership. SVG Ventures | THRIVE is a Silicon Valley company that is connected to 5,000 startup companies in agriculture and food from 100 countries. It has made 40 investments in agriculture technology, […] Read more

New virtual reality tours open doors to farms

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadians can get a virtual look at more farms with the addition of beef, chicken and turkey farms at FarmFood360.ca. Three new virtual reality tours filmed last summer on Ontario beef, chicken and turkey farms have been added to the site joining the 15 farm and food processing tours already there. Visiting a farm is […] Read more


Cargill's Guelph plant has been shut down for an undetermined amount of time due to COVID-19.

Beef set aside program opened

Ontario beef farmers can apply to program for cattle that can’t be processed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ontario beef farmers affected by the closure of Cargill Meat Solution’s beef processing plant in Guelph can now apply for government assistance. The emergency assistance will provide up to $5 million after the Cargill plant shut down after spread of COVID-19 at the plant, which will result in a backlog of beef cattle waiting for […] Read more

New plant growth regulator for cereal crops registered

Reading Time: < 1 minute Syngenta Canada recently announced the registration of Moddus, a new plant growth regulator that helps to mitigate lodging risk in wheat, barley and oats. Crops that have lodged may suffer lower yields due to poor grain fill and lost grain. Farmers must often contend with delayed harvests, heavier workloads and increased grain cleaning, drying and […] Read more