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Former 4-H Canada president Rob Black will be stepping down from his role as CEO of the Rural Ontario Institute to take his place in the Senate. (Photo courtesy ROI)

Rural Ontario leader appointed to Senate

A leader in Ontario’s agriculture and rural community is one of Canada’s newest senators. Rob Black, executive director of the Rural Ontario Institute and a former president of 4-H Canada, was named Thursday as one of two new senators from Ontario by Governor General Julie Payette. Why is this significant? It has been a long […] Read more

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New tool to calculate cattle investment

Reading Time: < 1 minute AARD release – Alberta Agriculture has a new tool for calculating long-term returns to a beef cow or heifer investment. The Excel spreadsheet calculates production costs, cash flow and return to equity given various bred stock prices and future calf selling prices. “Producers now looking to expand their herd are encouraged to take a hard […] Read more