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New government legislation a potential for sweeping change in the supply chain

In an effort to end forced labour and child labour in Canada, the federal government has proposed new legislation aimed at all levels of production, purchasing and distribution across the country. Designated Bill S-211, it is the “Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act” and has the potential to affect production […]

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Welcome Barb Caswell

The agri-food industry continues to explore new horizons, with precision technologies, advanced scientific applications and a renewed focus on land stewardship.  To meet many of the demands that can arise from that expansion, Elite Agri Solutions announces the addition of Barb Caswell as its new Account Manager, helping to enhance its multi-provincial support capacity. Diversity […]

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Joint federal provincial initiative geared to a shifting economy

As Ontario’s workforce continues to adjust to the changes brought by newer technologies, the effects of globalization and demographic shifts, Elite Agri Solutions is offering help with applications for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) program. The availability of jobs and the skill sets required for success on the farm are being affected by advances in […]

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Farm safety grows in complexity alongside farm operations

In an ideal world, a farm would be a business setting free of consequence and a symbol of management excellence. Yet the evolution within primary production has seen the tendency of larger parcels of land and fewer land owners requiring more employees to manage operations efficiently and successfully

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Safety While Sharing the Road – It’s a Two-Way Street

Too often, many of us overlook the fact that we might be sharing the road with agricultural equipment. Unfortunately, many of these incidents have severe outcomes for motorists and farm equipment operators alike. In fact, according to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) data, traffic collisions made up approximately 7% of all agriculture-related fatalities between 2003-2012. […]

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Making the Business Case for Farm Safety

Did you know that safety plans and procedures are good for business? In fact, farm safety is an essential aspect of any successful and long-lasting farm operation. We all know that there are inherent risks with working in agriculture. According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR), agriculture ranks as the fourth most hazardous industry […]

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Make Farm Safety a Priority

The beginning of a new season is a great opportunity to improve safety on the farm by developing and implementing a safety management system. Farmers can benefit significantly from working safely. Injuries can be devastating on a personal, family, and farm level. Regardless of who is injured – the primary farmer, a family member, a […]

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Grain Dryer Upgrades for Maximum Efficiency

Grain dryer upgrades have become very popular among farms looking to increase their energy efficiency. The Agriculture Clean Technology Funding Program (ACT) has green energy and energy efficiency listed as one of the top priorities for projects and more specifically, upgrading grain dryers to maximize efficiency is a category of its own. As technology advances, […]

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Farmers for Farmers – Agriculture Clean Technology Funding Program

Nobody understands farming better than farmers and nobody understands the pressures of climate change on the agriculture industry better than those working in it. This is why at Elite Agri Solutions, one of our main focuses is to help Ontario farms make the transition to a low-carbon economy for the best possible value. We want […]

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Western Masters Students Agricultural Clean Technology Report

In partnership with Western University’s Master of Environment and Sustainability program (MES), we recently had a report completed by five masters students on existing and emerging technologies eligible for the Agriculture Clean Technology Funding program. This report was completed as part of the MES program requirements for their consulting course. The University of Western Ontario […]

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