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Latest QFA News

13 February 2014

What you should know before your farm borrows money

Forum February 2014

13 February 2014

QFA at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show

The QFA, once again, will have a booth at the 87th Ottawa Valley Farm Show. Come and visit us on March 11, 12 or 13 at the Ernst & Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. Our booth number is #2501. Check out the exhibition layout here: Farm Show Floor Plan or visit the Ottawa Valley Farm Show website here:  Ottawa Valley Farm Show

29 January 2014

January 30 Genomics Forum Cancelled

It is with regret that unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Forum entitled ‘Using genomics in reproduction management’ which was scheduled for Thursday January 30 has been cancelled. The QFA extends its’ apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Plans for the Forum on February 27 entitled ‘What you should know before your farm borrows money’ are coming along. We will have with us representatives from Farm Credit Canada and La Financiere Agricole to present information and answer all your questions.

5 November 2013

The UPA and Farm Safety at the 2013 AGM

This year the QFA is proud to have with us Glen Blahey from the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association and and Guylaine Gosselin, the Director General for the UPA. Please review the program here QFA AGM 2013 Program

22 October 2013

Put safety first. Instructions on how to make a farm safety plan

Thursday October 24 at Community Learning Centres in Campbell’s Bay, Low, Lachute, Huntingdon, Magog and Richmond. Read the program here: Put safety first E-mail the QFA office if you need further information – qfa@upa.qc.ca or view more on the Forums here




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29 May 2013

PQ makes “food sovereignty” official

Quebec is going to get a lot more independent when it comes to food. And if Premier Pauline Marois is to be believed, Quebec agricultural producers will reap the profits.

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1 April 2013

Farming provides an economic boost, says Ag Canada

Recent months haven’t been easy ones for agriculture. At least not in the Canadian media. With critics of supply management waging a war against the nation’s protected industries—such as dairy, eggs, and chicken—and media pundits proclaiming that agriculture is unfairly protected with subsidies, it seems that farming is being unfairly pegged as a drain upon Canada’s economy.

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1 March 2013

International Passports to be issued

The Canadian government started talking tough this month when the United States announced a proposal that would make country-of-origin labelling (COOL) much stricter in supermarkets south of the border. Canadian beef farmers — and a few American cattlemen’s groups — are groaning at the prospect of the COOL debate being brought up once again at the World Trade Organization.

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28 February 2013

Japan relaxes ban on Canadian beef

Good news is a rare commodity in agriculture. With drought hitting many producers in central Canada, and input costs seemingly always on the rise, the beef industry has been especially hard hit in recent years.

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29 January 2013

Ottawa and Quebec foot the bill for transporting drought hay

When several loads of hay arrived in western Quebec as part of the “Hay East 2012” campaign back in November 2012, Quebec Farmers’ Association’s President Chris Judd was cautiously optimistic about the help that drought-affected producers would be getting from the federal government.




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13 February 2014

A handy tip for sorting cow-calf pairs

Check out this short YouTube video on sorting cow-calf pairs  Efficient and novel method for sorting cow-calf pairs

3 December 2013

Training available – Successful management of a wintering site

There is a training session available to farmers in the Pontiac on the management of beef wintering sites. Cost is $30 for the day on January 18th, 2014 starting at 9am and finishing at 4pm. Click on the link to read more: Management of wintering sited training day

26 November 2013

New regulation on farm machinery comes in to being December 1st, 2013

The following link will allow you to access the new regulation on farm machinery with more than 2.6 metres width effective as of December 1st, 2013. Farm machinary regulation – December 2013 We await an English version.

6 November 2013

FCC Extends Young Farmer Loan Program

Farm Credit Canada has extended its Young Farmer Loan program designed to help young farmers purchase or improve farmland or buildings. Read their press release here:FCC Young Farmer Loan Program Extended

18 September 2013

2013 Canada Beef Forum Webinar

For those who are unable to join the 2013 Canada Beef Annual Forum, there will be a broadcast live online starting at 8:15am on Thursday and 8:00am on Friday. Please note the webinar will be paused between 10:00am and 11:30am during the discussion with Hon. Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture & Agri-Food, and Hon. Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, as well as during networking breaks and lunch. You can view the agenda and access more information about this opportunity here: 2013 Canada Beef Annual Forum Webinar




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