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FARMERS FORUM
2015
11th Annual
Photo Contest
Theme: Old Photos on the Farm

Submit your photos via
e-mail to news@farmersforum.com

Photos must be in
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Eastern Ontario Deadline:
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Friday,
Feb.
27

 

2014 Photo Contest Winners

Eastern 1st PLACE:
Making ewe laugh
By
Tracey Holland
Verona, Ont.

Western 1st PLACE:
Jolly jumper
By Carmynn Brekelmans Strathroy, Ont.

 

   

 

 YOU SAID IT:       
"I think the premier is offering up the grain industry to take it on the chin to support an environmental agenda."
 
GFO chair Henry Van Ankum on the province's decision to restrict the use of neonic-treated seeds.
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The winners of OFA's 'reel' farm video challenge contest:

 

Best ag parody: Water and Sunshine by Garlic Implosion (Nith Valley Organics)

 

 

Best ag rant: Keepin'-it-local with Ontario apples by Michelle Arsenault

 

 


CLASSIFIED ADS

LIVESTOCK FOR SALE

PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS 100 cows with calves to choose from. Call Murray Porter and leave a message at 705-277-2298. (06/15)

CHAROLAIS BULLS Registered Charolais bulls, some tested. Polled yearlings, and two-year-olds, also bred heifers. Call 613-473-4190. (07/15)

REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS 2014 heifers and bulls for sale. Call 613-987-5452. (02/15)

WAGYU CATTLE Selling breeding stock. Please call Brian Knox 519-367-5295, email bknox@wightman.ca or visit www.ontariowagyu.ca. RR 1, Formosa, Ontario NOG 1W0. (12/14)

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

FOR SALE Case IH 8312 mower cond., 12, centre pivot, 1000 PTO. Miller Pro 1060 forage blower. Wood bale thrower wagon. New Holland 166 windrow inverter. Inland, two-wheel windrow turner. Ford 3 point hitch Flail mower. Slurry/irrigation pump, 500 GPM. Call for details, 613-345-1655 and leave a message. (12/14)

USED FOR SALE Jaylor Model 3650 twin auger Vertical mixer with front discharge. $25,000.
Jaylor Model 3650 twin auger Vertical mixer with front discharge. $22,000.
Jamesway Volumaxx 20 silo unloader, two years old. $7,000.
Call 613-448-2185 or email byersfarmeq@bellnet.ca.
(12/14)

NEW FOR SALE Patz A1 20 R.D. s/u $7,400. Jaylor Model 4425 single vertical trailer w/ weigh system, ladder, $32,000. Call 613-448-2185 or email byersfarmeq@bellnet.ca. (12/14)

FOR SALE

FOR SALE 25 2014 towable caravan, like new, refrigerator, stove, bathtub, radio, bunk beds, couch price reduced. Call 905-852-7634. (01/15)

FOR SALE Mobile homes. Different models and sizes. Used four seasons. Good for farm help, cottages, and offices. Will deliver. Call 613-218-5070 or email mj47@live.ca. (12/14)

FOR SALE Heat your entire home, building, water and more with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from central boiler. Call today. Bourgon Seeds Ltd. 613- 524-3102. (12/14)

FOR SALE Hay bales, stored inside. Call 905-852-7634. (01/15)

STRAW FOR SALE Large square bales. For fall delivery. Limited supply. Please call early. Call Hugh Fawcett, 613-880-5829 or Ryan Fawcett, 613-229-0266. (12/14)

SERVICES

EXCAVATING Free estimates. Tree removal, fence line removal, land clearance, ditching, and demolition. Servicing an area from Napanee to Prescott. Field View Farms. Lansdowne, Ont. Contact Tim Crombach at 613-572-4924. (01/15)

SILO GUNNITE We will restore all makes of silos in Eastern Ontario with Spray Gunnite. Call Rob Sangers for a quote. 613-561-1802. Kingston. (01/15)

B & D DEADSTOCK SERVICE LTD. Prompt removal of dead and crippled cattle and horses. Call 613-478-2713. (01/15)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FAST, QUICK MORTGAGES From over 20 lenders. Tired of waiting for your bank to help? Call me (Mike Martel) now at 613-345-5284. Broker, Martel Mortgages, Suite 202, 43 King Street West, Brockville. (04/15)

MORTGAGES Private funds available for 1st and 2nd mortgages. We lend on residential, commercial, and agricultural properties. Bad credit and difficult situations welcome. Serving the agricultural community since 1993. Call toll-free 1-877-995-1829. (11/14)

WANTED

WANTED Six mature hunters (45-73) looking for long-term lease or purchase of a deer hunt property/camp. No booze hounds here, OFAH members, safe, respectful of land and property. Looking to get away from our wives and go deer hunting. We are serious hunters willing to do property maintenance, trail/blind upkeep, etc. Please contact Dave at 613-821-6279 (evenings) or Dave.swift6270@gmail.com. (02/15)

WANTED JD belt pickup for 6620 combine. Any condition (price reflected). Call Duane at 613-646-7503. (12/14)

FOR RENT

HORSE ACREAGE FOR RENT Good fencing, plus solar, with new 24 x 12 shelter. Call 905-852-7634. (01/15)

BIN SPACE FOR RENT Near Gananoque. 800- and 1,000-tonne capacity. Trucking and drying available. Call 613-382-4949. (12/14)

ENERGY

Turn your vertical silo into a sure way to make money. Use as a base to mount a vertical wind turbine. Kelso Energy 204-325-0554, www.kelsoenergy.com. (12/14)

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, December 8, 2014 | Farmers Forum
We done yet?

Up to 35 per cent of corn still in field Dec. 3

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NEWS

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Grain farmers angry at Ontario goal to ban most neonic seeds

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farmers erupt on Twitter after province hammers neonics

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Applied correctly, neonics are safe, beekeeper says

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Neonics on canola in southwestern Ontario do not impact bees: study

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
New farm group to fight neonic ban, wants an Ontario ag commissioner

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Editorial: Talk to DDT and other environmental hysteria gets you a neonic ban

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Neonic issue top priority for new OFA president

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Lorne Small returns for forth year as CFFO president

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
OSPCA inspector said 'every farm is an opportunity' to seize animals, according to sworn affidavit

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farmer dies in corn harvesting accident

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Two drivers killed in separate collisions with farm equipment

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farmer gets lawyer's letter telling him manure is a health hazard after wind turbine workers complain of manure spreading

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Best of the west: Potato beer, CO2-loving tomatoes, and rate-your-own berries among $5,000 winners in Western Ontario

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Lamb bacon wins premier's award

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
And the winners are . . . a few of Western Ontario Royal champs

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Animal makes show debut at Royal, wins supreme champion female

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Dust deflector designer wins Kent innovator award

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
On-farm processing changes part of farm to industrial: MPAC

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Who owns info collected from farm equipment?

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
In-laws and outlaws: Farm family coach tackles inter-generational conflict

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
The immature soybean: a profitable and popular snack

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Hog farmer invents tire deflation system to reduce soil compaction

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farm profits double across Canada in one year but not in Ontario

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario livestock farmers spend 25 % of operating cash on feed, StatCan says

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Local Food Fund re-opens, offers 50 % funding

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Colder temperatures bring PEDV back to Ontario

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
This winter will be better than last year's whallop, forecast says

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Program brings two new farmers into egg industry with quota loan

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
New light bulb increases egg production

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
New maple syrup system boasts of boosting production 10 fold

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Say what? Farmers feel 'lucky' to have species at risk on property?

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Christmas recipe: Agriculture minister's Christmas apple loaf

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Not buying local

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Ottawa announces income-splitting and more money for the kids

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: If you're having a quiet Christmas, do you know how lucky you are?

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Five reasons energy prices went up

Monday, December 8, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: The magic of colostrum in mother cow


Monday, December 1, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Corn harvest headaches

Some farmers had yet to start harvesting by Nov. 24

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MARKET REPORT

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Weather whacks soybean harvest but there is some price upside

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Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
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Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
How this man would save Kemptville College

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
North Gower wind farm battle nixed for now

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Animal welfare agency has 'aggressive,' 'dictatorial' approach, said veterinarian in sworn affidavit

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ottawa sheep farmer to hear verdict Feb. 10 in on-farm slaughter case

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Soaring energy costs put brakes on Osgoode mushroom farm expansion

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Guernsey farmer, race car driver, perennial farm show volunteer, and jokester Ivor Williams dies

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Best of the east: Nine farmers and agribusinesses score $5,000 innovation awards

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Hole in the ground wins premier's award

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
And the winners are . . . a few of Eastern Ontario's Royal champs

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Eastern Ontario steals Royal dairy 4-H spotlight

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Moore Orchards once again wins premier apple exhibitor at Royal

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Power of three

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Adopted boy adapting to farm life

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Volunteer beef farmers win Peterborough farm family of the year award

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Dickson, Clair, and Chant are Leeds County 4-H champs

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Grenville County honours 4-H members at awards banquet

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
New online farmers' market serving Ottawa has tough start

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Police find $400,000 in marijuana plants in two cornfields


Monday, November 10, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Slow start for corn

Only 10 per cent harvested by Nov. 5

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MORE NEWS

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Above-average soybean yields despite disaster harvest

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
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Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Sugar beet growers in for record year

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Environment commissioner shocks with 'way over the top' attack on neonics

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
'Unbiased' scientific look at neonics: excerpts from Senate hearings

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Former sheep agency GM launches lawsuit over firing

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Tribunal debates dairy farmers moving quota

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Turbines do not cause health problems: Health Canada

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Crane falls over at wind turbine farm

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Moratorium on turbines needed to curb power prices, think-tank says

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Four vie for OFA's top job

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Man seriously injured in tractor rollover

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
The verdict: Farmer injured in hit-and-run ATV accident can't sue but settles out of court

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Editorial: ATV law punishing Perth farmer could punish you too

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario's first tie-stall robot

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Jersey cows top breed for return on investment

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Open House: Holstein Inn

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Two Western Ontario youth finish top 10 at World Dairy Expo

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
High somatic cell count can affect cow fertility, studies say

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
The beef trail

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Preteen given bravery award for saving sister's life

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Grey County hub delivers food to GTA for only $75 annual fee

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Former reserve champion comes back for the win at Autumn Opportunity

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Gay Lea Foods buys Hewitt's Dairy, will buy from 130 dairy goat farmers

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
DuPont Pioneer plant expands drying, storage, refuge blending

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farm frights are a money-maker

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Mercy for animals closes its Canadian office

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Extreme animal activists want gravestone for turkeys killed in truck accident

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Police find $180,000 in marijuana in cornfields, arrest two on bicycles

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Company fined after fumigant causes burning in eyes

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
OFA wants to stop Canada's most invasive plant

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
U of Guelph ranks 12th in world for ag

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farmer gets $725,000 grant to buy dairy farm

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Inventors can win $1,000

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Nominate Ontario's outstanding young farmer by Dec. 15

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Nominate fruit, vegetable grower

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Tax break for farmers who donate food

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
The world needs family farms, study says

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Canadian beliefs about agriculture are downright wrong, survey says

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Optimism in agriculture

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Mechanization leads to safety risks and obesity on the farm

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Five more bat rabies cases

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Review: Seize the day with Roly Armitage

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Will dead soldier remind us we have to fight for freedom?

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Why take a job on the farm if the government will pay you to sit on your keester?

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Audit finds almost all farms failed to meet colostrum guidelines in feeding new-born calves

Monday, November 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Temple Grandin movie she has autism and was expert designer of livestock handling equipment


Monday, November 3, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Corn 'not pretty'
20 per cent harvested in Eastern Ontario by end of October

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MARKET REPORT

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Quality will determine price for your corn

MORE NEWS

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Hope still alive for Kemptville College

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Soybean harvest could be latest ever

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
South Dundas grain terminal may soon get go-ahead building permit

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
The 'sexy' it girl at the Eastern Ontario-Western Quebec Holstein show

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Corbyville girl finishes top 10 at World Dairy Expo

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Bourne supremacy at 4-H championship show in Metcalfe

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
$5-million Synagri expansion features fertilizer declining weight blend system

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Pembroke growers score largest pumpkin in Ontario with 1,675-lb. giant

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Countdown is on to IPM in Finch

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Story of farm-boy hockey legends, the Inkerman Rockets, now on DVD

Monday, November 3, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Guinness record planned for curd festival at St. Albert