Wanstead Farmers' Co-operative Company Limited is a progressive multi-service farm supply and grain marketing business in operation for the last 94 years. We have an immediate opening for a self-motivated branch manager for our Alvinston and Inwood locations.
Real-time weather data make crop management decisions easier
A need for accurate, current weather data was the reason behind the development of a new weather system that gives farmers access to real-time information. The AGGrower Daily Dashboard is powered by a network of 80 weather stations in southwestern Ontario that capture rain fall, relative humidity, and wind speed and direction data minute by minute and push it to a farmer-accessible website every 15 minutes.
Soil Health in Ontario New! OMAFRA has just released 'New Horizons: Ontario's Draft Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy' for public input.
Click here to access the document and for more information.
If writing isn’t your thing, then also note schedule for a series of public comment sessions. Come visit in person and provide your best advice! Open Houses
We also invite you to join us at one of our public open houses. Pre-registration is not required at these drop-in events. Participating in an open house will give you the opportunity to talk with OMAFRA soil staff, ask questions and provide input:
2017 Grain Corn Ear Mould and Vomitoxin (DON) Survey
OMAFRA field crop staff with the assistance from members of the Ontario Agri-Business Association (OABA) have completed the annual Provincial corn ear mould and mycotoxin survey. These mycotoxins, particularly vomitoxin (DON) produced primarily by Gibberella/Fusarium ear moulds can be disruptive when fed to livestock, especially hogs. The purpose of the annual survey is to assess grower and industry risk. Eighty-six percent of the samples tested low (<2.00 ppm) which bodes well for the 2017 Ontario corn crop.
Scattered rain and snow were noted in the northern and eastern Midwest along with the Northern Plains Friday afternoon, and snow was featured in much of the northern Rockies. Dry conditions prevailed elsewhere. Temperatures ranged from the low teens in the southern Canadian Prairies to the upper 80s in several Texas locations. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Posted at 4:04PM Fri Nov 17, 2017 CST
Celebrating 150 Years
Celebrating More Than 150 Years of Farming in Ontario
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is offering a free sign to any farm that has been In operation for 150 years. The offer has come in connection with Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Ontario government is honouring the more than 150 years of tradition in agriculture that has sustained families and communities in our province.
To register for a celebratory sign to note the more than 150-year agricultural heritage of your family, community or farm property visit ontario.ca/dchf .