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Jan. 2015

   
   

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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
.jpg or .tiff format and
at least 170 dpi.

 

Eastern Ontario Deadline:
Thursday,
Feb. 19

 

Western Ontario Deadline:
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 hope that we talk about 2014 for a long time, because if we stop talking about it, it can only mean that we've had a year that was worse."
— 
an Ontario crop farmer to grain buyer Stephen Kell
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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

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 yeas 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)

PROPERTY FOR SALE

FARM FOR SALE IN WESTMEATH, ONT. — 1419 Lookout Road. 200 acres, all land where crops grow is cultivated, 4 bedroom house, several barns, $569,900. MLS # 935218. Call Gloria Neville, Broker, Century 21 Neville Realty Ltd. 613-732-6132 or gloria@thenevilleteam.com. (03/15)

FOR SALE

FRUIT TREES FOR SALE — Apples, local and heirloom varieties, pear, plum, cherry, peach and flowering crab trees, $20. Strawberry and asparagus plants at Barkely’s call Bill 613-859-7059, leave message at 613-543-0491 or email billb.otr@gmail.com.

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. (03/15)

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

BUICK FOR SALE — Buick Century, 2004, four extra tires, safetied and e-tested. $2,500. Call 613-853-3276.

SERVICES

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)

LIVESTOCK TRUCKING — For all your livestock trucking needs, call Rob Burnett R&M Farms at 705-341-4591. U.S. custom bonded to and from the U.S.A. Local transfers.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MORTGAGES & CASH FOR FARMERS — Talk to me if you need to:
*Buy or refinance a farm
*Buy or lease equipment

*Repair or construct new buildings

*Buy quota

*Install a robotic milking system

*Refinance your existing debts

*Cash for crop inputs

*Purchase solar panels

Trust a farmer to get you the proper farm financing. Contact me if your financial institution has turned you down. I represent over 400 institutional and private lenders. Even if you have had a difficult year with credit issues, poor cash-flow, tax arrears, mortgage arrears, or no financials. For a confidential consultation call 1-888-934-2521 (toll free or fax), email ron.ashmore@expertmortgagebroker.ca, or visit ronashmore.com. Ron Ashmore, Mortgage Agent# M13002241, Expert Mortgage LIc# 12079.

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. (02/15)

WANTED

WANTED — Used DeLaval Milk Master milkers. Call 613-646-9695. (01/15)

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)

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)

FOR RENT

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, January 19, 2015 | Farmers Forum
Halloween starts now

Banking on fright nights is a full-time business

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NEWS

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Ag minister Leal discusses public meetings, online comments and neonics

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
GFO snubs province, holds own meetings on neonics

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Turbines don't impact property values: study

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Court dismisses farmers' appeal to halt wind turbine project

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Cows fly to Kazakhstan, Libya next

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Farm deaths drop in 2014

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario has highest number of farm deaths in Canada

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
How 11 people died in on-farm accidents in Ontario in 2014

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Beef farmer killed fixing equipment on farm

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Six new Master Breeder shields for Western Ontario

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Forecast: Canada's ag sector to grow again in 2015 but expect farmland price hike slowdown

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
U.S. man grows 500 bu/ac corn

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Corn yields up, soybean yields average in Western Ontario, Agricorp says

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Demand, price strong for organic grain

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Expect soybean price dip

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
OMAFRA crop specialist Peter Johnson retires

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Lawyer to appeal to Supreme Court in egg grading case

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Ag minister asked to force tribunal appeal in chicken quota case

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Guilty plea in sheep-napping case

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Eat this: Cricket farm business booms in six months since opening

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario farm lobbies: What the three general farm organizations are up to in the new year

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
The other lobby groups

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Kemptville College closure is top story of 2014

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Brazen bean bandit harvests, steals 40 acres of soybeans in five hours

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Farmer charged after collision causes death

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Grain elevator fined after worker loses leg

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Metal stake in soil causes $10,000 in combine damage

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Tractor trailer stolen with 8 tractors inside

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Air-air heat exchanger reduces electric bills, say farmers

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Farmer must prove farm business to get new vehicle plates

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Sixty-nine cases of PEDV in Ontario in 2014

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Improve profitability for dairy: a key talk at herd management day

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Egg farmer GM wants to increase quota

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Time to end supply management, says former prime minister Mulroney

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Recommend an environmentally-savvy dairy farmer for $2,000 award

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Nominate a young Jersey enthusiast

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Your tax break for 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Tax tips — know your credits, advice is worth paying for

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Editorial: We can do better than superficial

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: If premier likes low oil prices, why does she like high electricity prices?

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: If you weren't already in business why would you want to do business in Ontario?

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: How to weather-proof hay

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Up to 40 bacteria types can cause mastitis

Monday, January 19, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: My dad, MacNaughton Cumming, the common sense dairy farmer


Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Farmers Forum
Six new Master Breeders in Eastern Ontario

The families and the cows behind the shields

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MARKET REPORT

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
The dreadful finish of 2014 will impact the new year

MORE NEWS

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Sell the college

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Carp farmer loses arms in accident, now recovering in hospital

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Cheese factory re-opens after fire and already plans to double production

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Soybean yields down, corn yields up for Eastern Ontario: Agricorp

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Winter wheat planting numbers up in Eastern Ontario, down across province

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Sell strawberries from June to October

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Portable calf canopy

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Ottawa farm show not on school March break week

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Scam artists target Ottawa farm show exhibitors

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Who owns info collected from farm equipment?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Canada tops world in agricultural trade per capita, says FCC report

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario to expand crop insurance to provide more coverage

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
DFO board chair retires

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Online app helps compare profits in crop rotations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
Coca-cola to process, sell pumped-up milk in U.S.


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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MORE 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

MORE NEWS

Monday, December 1, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
9 groups keen on Kemptville College

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