Agriculture dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Agriculture and farming in the Municipality of Pontiac
Longueuil, le 26 mars 2015 — L’Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) qualifie de dangereuses les coupes de 14,5% dans le secteur agricole. L’insécurité ainsi créée pourrait avoir des impacts désastreux sur les décisions d’investissement des producteurs agricoles.
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Thomas Soulière — Superbly executed and controversial documentary from the CBC's Fifth Estate, The War on Wheat examines the campaign underfoot to convince consumers to give up wheat fueled by media sensationalism and the anti-GMO movement.
November 20, 2014 — Canada was once a country of farms. At Confederation, four out of every five Canadians were farmers. Today, farmers comprise less than two per cent of the population and produce a mere 1.1 per cent of GDP. Should it come as any surprise that the amount of farmland in Canada is shrinking, as well?
Last week, Statistics Canada released a comprehensive look at agriculture in Canada, bringing together the latest economic, geographic and ecological indicators. The most noteworthy observation: Nearly one million hectares of “dependable agricultural land” has disappeared from cultivation over the past 10 years, most of it subsumed by development around Canada’s biggest cities.
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By: David Suzuki and Faisal Moola© Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. 1996-2015
Despite its huge area, Canada has relatively little dependable farmland. Good soil and a friendly climate are hard to find. So it seems like good news that on a clear day you can see about half the best agricultural land in Canada from the top of Toronto’s CN Tower. If we’re to feed our growing urban populations, having food lands close to where people live will be critical to sustaining local food security.
Some regions of the country, like the Golden Horseshoe surrounding Toronto, have been blessed with an abundance of Class 1 soils. But an increasing proportion of the best soils in the Golden Horseshoe and in most urbanized regions of Canada now lie beneath sprawling housing developments, highways, strip malls and other infrastructure. As urban communities have grown over the years, agricultural lands and natural areas have far too often been drained, dug up and paved over.
This week : The War on Wheat @cbcmarkkelley takes a hard look at the movement that is changing the way we eat http://t.co/loddDFH1Pb— the fifth estate (@cbcfifth) February 23, 2015
This week : The War on Wheat @cbcmarkkelley takes a hard look at the movement that is changing the way we eat http://t.co/loddDFH1Pb
GATINEAU, QC, le 17 févr. 2015 /CNW Telbec
La Financière agricole du Québec dresse un portrait de l'assurance récolte 2014 pour la région de l'Outaouais. Ainsi, La Financière agricole a versé, en date du 9 février 2015, aux 43 entreprises ayant subi des pertes indemnisables, des sommes totalisant 197 000 dollars dont près de 178 000 dollars pour les céréales, le maïs et les protéagineuses. Pour l'année d'assurance 2014, 368 entreprises agricoles de la région étaient assurées au programme pour des valeurs représentant 19 millions de dollars.
I can’t really tell if it was the “packed with pesticides” or the “bashing mom bashes good” phrase that finally made me realize what was wrong.
It wasn’t long after I became active on Twitter that I began to question some of my long-held assumptions about GMOs and “conventional” agriculture. I had always been a critic of GMO technology, based on a broad range on concerns and backed by what I considered solid evidence and sound arguments. But on-line I found a community of scientists, farmers, journalists and others who were passionate about good research, sound reasoning and logical thinking on agricultural issues. And their conclusions were often at odds with mine. Seeing their evidence, I was forced to re-evaluate and modify a number of my positions.
pic.twitter.com/xbdxCJi2pE— Muddy Hands Winery (@MuddyHandsWine) January 26, 2015
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Secteur Luskville – Les pompiers de la municipalité du Pontiac, secteur Luskville, sont intervenus pour combattre les flammes qui se sont attaquées à un hangar-entrepôt, l’Entrepôt du Ranch, dimanche soir au 1927, route 148. Le bâtiment de 20 000 pieds carrés servait à entreposer différents véhicules comme des motorisés, autos, camions, bateaux, etc.
Le gouvernement propose de réduire la portée de la Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec (CPTAQ), pour confier la responsabilité du dézonage agricole aux municipalités. L'Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) craint que dans ce contexte, les terres agricoles soient mises en péril. De leur côté, les MRC entrevoient des retombées positives.
Avec les informations d'Émilie Parent-Bouchard
Ralph C. Martin, PhD, P.AgGuelph Mercury
The Statistics Canada 2011 Census of Agriculture shows that farm youth are still leaving their farms. About 20 years ago, almost 20 per cent of farmers were under 35 and by 2006, less than 10 per cent of farmers qualified for this distinction. In 2011, only 8.2 per cent of farmers were in this energetic age category of enhanced mental acuity and physical stamina.
Let’s be clear that we’re not only talking about fewer farmers as farms increase in size. The point to emphasize is that as the overall population of farmers declines, young farmers are disappearing even faster.