Farming is like playing five-card poker with four cards.
Rural Wit and Wisdom, Jerry Apps
I’ve listed below some of the main principles of organic farming.
*The principle of health; claims that organic farming is intended to protect the enhance the health of all organisms
*The principle of ecology; which is based on the fact that organic farming should protect and benefit the environment (landscape, climate, natural habitats, air, water, soil)
*The principle of fairness; aims to provide socially and ecologically appropriate management over environmental resources, as well as provide a sufficient supply of quality food and other products.
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I was on the OMAFRA website and I came across this and I figured that I’d share it.
|2017 Grains & Oilseed|
|Crops||Acres Seeded||Acres Harvested||Yield (Bu/Acre)||Production (‘000 bu)|
|2016 Grains & Oilseeds|
I was reading the Farmers Paperwork and I came across The Real Seasons. After reading this, I thought it was so true. So I thought I’d share.
|The Real Seasons|
|Spring of Deception|
When cultivating corn with a tractor, keep one eye on the corn row, one eye on the cultivator, one eye looking out for the stones, and one eye on the fence at the end of the field.
Rural Wit and Wisdom, Jerry Apps
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.
John F. Kennedy, attributed, Whispers from the Farm
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech in Peoria,Illinois, Sep 25,1956
As of August 31, 2017 a Professional Pest Advisor must conduct the inspection of soil on a farm property located in geographic area listed in Schedule 1 of the regulation and must complete and sign the inspection of soil form. The Professional Pest Advisor who completed this form must indicate which one of the four qualifications apply by checking the appropriate box.
As of August 31, 2018 a Professional Pest Advisor must conduct the inspection of soil on a farm property located in geographic area listed in Schedule 2 of the regulation and must complete and sign the inspection of soil form. The Professional Pest Advisor who completed this form must indicate which one of the four qualifications apply by checking the appropriate box.
As of August 31, 2019 a Professional Pest Advisor must conduct the inspection of soil on a farm property located in geographic area listed in Schedule 3 of the regulation and must complete and sign the inspection of soil form. The Professional Pest Advisor who completed this form must indicate which one of the four qualifications apply by checking the appropriate box.
|Schedule 1 Geographic Area||Schedule 2 Geographic Area||Schedule 3 Geographic Area|
|Prince Edward||Nippissing||Haliburton||Prescott and Russell|
|Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry||Norfolk||Hastings||Rainy River|
|Sudbury||Leeds and Grenville||Thimiskaming|
|Waterloo||Lennox and Addington||York|
We encourage everyone to get involved and celebrate. It’s a time to showcase all the amazing things happening in the industry. As Canadians we can be proud that farmers produce among the safest high-quality food for our country and the world. It contributes $108 billion (6.6%) to Canada’s GDP and Canada is the world’s fifth-largest agricultural exporter. 97% of farms out there are family farms. Famers love what they do and agriculture isn’t just their business, it is their passion and way of life. No matter how you look at it, Canadian Agriculture is a success story. So on Feb 13, let’s start having Ag and Food conversations. So let’s get out there and celebrate this day!
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