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New Technology Propels Agriculture Forward

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017 by Jennifer Hannan

New technology will change the way farmers go about their business, says University of Wisconsin biological systems specialist John Shutske. He outlines four key areas that will affect agriculture: • Computer capability. Shutske says there is a “virtual tsunami” of data now available to farmers. He sees sensors on real-world objects being able to collect valuable field and equipment data.... 

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New meat bird program offers possible full-time income from part-time work

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2017 by Jennifer Hannan

CURRAN - Kornel Schneider is used to the strange looks he gets from fellow dairymen. He pasture feeds his 100 cross-bred milking herd and plans his seasonal calving where there will be 120 calvings in May and June but none for the rest of the year. That’s why he didn’t pay much heed to the looks he got when he also started raising grass-fed chickens last year as part of the Chicken Farmers of Ontario’s artisanal chicken program. The CFO last year changed their rules to increase the number of chickens allowed to be raised without quota from 300 to 3,000.... 

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Ontario Government Investing in Manufacturing

Posted on Dec 28th, 2016 by Jennifer Hannan

The Ontario government is funding growth in Ontario’s agriculture manufacturing sector. Jaylor Fabricating Inc., a cattle feed-mixer company, is expanding its plant in East Garafraxa, Dufferin County, with the help of the Province. The expansion will allow the company to boost production, increase its capacity, improve efficiency, and expand its international market presence.... 

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