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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Canadians have a sweet deal on food, says FCC
    also willing to pay more for them Those respondent knows someone who owns or works on a farm In Canada we have a sweet deal said FCC president Greg Stewart We re fortunate that our farmers and food processors produce safe high quality food at some of the lowest prices in the world I think that it would benefit the industry and our customers if the public knew more about the business of agriculture and recognized that agriculture is big dynamic and complex This industry truly matters to the Canadian economy and to Canadians This country s agriculture industry employs one in eight people and feeds people around the world through exports to nearly 200 countries Other survey highlights Consumers from Ontario were more likely to state that purchasing locally grown and Canadian products 46 and 47 respectively is a priority and they are willing to pay more for them compared to consumers across other provinces If annual income was greater than 100 000 respondents were more likely to indicate that purchasing locally grown products 53 and Canadian products 49 is a priority and that they are willing to pay more Shoppers in Saskatchewan and Manitoba 66 were more likely than others to state that they like purchasing Canadian products but are unwilling to pay more for them compared to other respondents FCC is deeply committed to the success of Canadian agriculture and intends to do more work to help educate the public about the industry Stewart said The survey ran from March 8 to 10 online and was conducted among a sample of 2 015 Canadians who are Angus Reid forum panel members The margin of error on the full base which measures sampling variability is plus or minus 2 1 Discrepancies in or between totals are due to

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9492 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Farm Credit Canada says now is a good time to review financing strategy
    target rate FCC experienced an increased demand for fixed rate mortgages and saw conversions from variable to fixed rate Stevens said FCC senior economist Jean Philippe Gervais added No one knows what the Bank of Canada will do However if you examine past trends to keep inflation or inflation expectations in check we expect that interest rates will be higher in 2012 than they are now A consensus among leading market economists is that the overnight rate should increase by 175 basis points over the next 18 months If that prediction is accurate it should imply a 4 75 prime rate by Dec 31 2012 The prime rate is currently 3 and the 10 year average for prime is 4 40 If a farmer is already carrying significant financial risk then reducing interest rate risk may be a smart strategy said Stevens Although everyone wants to save money sometimes it s prudent to pro actively take risk off the table I m not saying that everyone should lock in however all producers need to understand what different scenarios might mean to them and do what s right for their business One method to reduce interest rate risk is to have more than one mortgage with different terms and a combination of fixed and variable rates which means that the borrower s debt reprices at different times Of course that has to be weighed against the complexity of managing multiple mortgage terms Here are some other considerations Fixed rate advantages protection against rising rates until the end of the fixed rate interest term the longer the term the more constant the costs and easier to predict interest and principal costs to calculate profit and losses Fixed rate disadvantages generally fixed mortgage interest rates are higher than variable Therefore the longer the term the higher the interest rate and break fees or prepayment penalties may be incurred if the loan is paid off prior to the end of the term Variable rate advantages studies show that historically variable rate mortgage owners pay less most of the time if interest rates are falling and ability to convert to fix without penalty Variable rate disadvantages risk of higher rates if prime increases The success of individual producers affects the success of the industry Find online information about interest rates from FCC at http www fcc fac ca en Agnews interest rate e asp Producers who want to review or establish their financing strategy can contact the nearest FCC office at 1 888 387 3232 FCC is Canada s leading agriculture lender It provides financing insurance software learning programs and other business services to producers agribusinesses and agri food operations For more information visit www fcc ca July 15 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9399 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Junior Farmers holding golf fundraiser
    and a barbecue lunch A 10 000 hole in one a best dressed and a driving range will be some of the contests as well as an early bird draw Sponsorship is available for holes contests carts and lunch The funds raised will help JFAO with its signature provincial programs such as the longest running leadership camp in Canada an agriculturally themed competition Autumn Profile the culturally focused Sing Swing and its day to day operations For more information on the charity golf tournament other Junior Farmer events and local clubs visit www jfao on ca or call 519 780 5326 July 15 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Mapleton Minto 81s have successful weekend Wellington Countys blue box program turns 25 Warden little interest in elected at large head of county council January is Crime Stoppers Month Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Police warn even with good road maintenance drivers must take care County adds items to blue box collection Reports Cynthia Vanier to be held 40 more days Three local groups receive Farm Credit Canada funding County staff offer helping hand to families in need Parents upset by school board plan to transfer students from Guelph to Erin Local emergency departments urge patients to prepare for holiday Mount Forest woman accused as ringleader in Gaddafi smuggling plot Inspector Scott Smith People are their own best crime defence Groves North Wellington

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Cell phone and blackberry policy
    suggested personal use be limited to lunch breaks or outside of the user s regular working hours He did not foresee brief personal use of the devices as increasing the overall cost of the cellular payment plan Due to current Ontario laws and the danger to persons and property the town policy would restrict use unless it is a hands free device White said the policy recognizes that cell phones can be a distraction in the workplace and encourages them to be shut off or in vibrate mode during meetings Further because of potential roaming charges the policy recommends town supplied devices not be used while on holidays and alternative contact numbers be left in case of an emergency The bill is roughly 1 500 per month and includes a combination of cell phones and blackberries White believes instant communications might prove beneficial during emergencies or in regular communication Council must be mindful of the policies for such devices at their own workplace or home The benefit of instant communications should not lead to detract from work or home or lead to unnecessary involvement in town operations White suggested that supplying a blackberry instead of a laptop and a computer allowance could be cost effective He said bringing in cell phones and blackberries as per the revised policy would add about 3 000 annually over a three year plan At some point the town should consider obtaining competitive quotes on cellular service June 03 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9026 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Canadian farmland values appear to be on continuous rise
    about changes in land values across Canada and is available at www farmlandvalues ca Farmland values remained the same or increased in each province except British Columbia Ontario experienced the highest average increase at 4 3 per cent To view the provincial news releases visit http www fcc fac ca en AboutUs Media newsreleases e asp The prices paid for farmland today often reflect the conditions and events experienced by producers over the past 6 to 12 months It s important for buyers to consider those things in determining whether to purchase and what price to pay said Michael Hoffort FCC senior vice president of portfolio and credit risk Although some commonalities exist this report shows that each province and even each region had a unique set of factors that contributed to the change in farmland values Competition for highly productive farmland is strong in parts of the country said Jean Philippe Gervais FCC Senior Agriculture Economist This diversity demonstrates the strength of agriculture over the long term Vol 43 Issue 42 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Survey confirms farmers use mobile technology Canadians have a sweet deal on food says FCC Farm Credit Canada says now is a good time to review financing strategy Canadian farmland values appear to be on continuous rise Social media campaign to help injured farmers The Wellington Advertiser News Opinion Community Deaths Digital Publications Classifieds Centre Wellington

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=7282 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Social media campaign to help injured farmers
    and prosperous industry so we re asking our loyal social media followers and all Canadians to join us in helping farmers in need With a click of your mouse or a touch of your mobile device you can show your support for a program that will help get Canadian farmers and agricultural workers back to work after a life altering injury said Rick Hansen whose foundation aims to improve the lives of those with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities Every year Canadian farmers and agricultural workers experience life altering injuries such as paralysis or lost limbs while doing farm related work This kind of equipment can be very expensive or difficult to access forcing some farmers to leave agriculture all together according to Marcel Hacault executive director of CASA The Back to Ag program will be open for applications in October of this year Those interested are asked to visit www casa acsa ca for more information Canadian Agricultural Safety Association s vision is a country where no one is hurt farming and they are working with government business and farming organizations to support initiatives that equip producers families and workers with the information and tools needed to make farms a safe place to live work and play CASA is funded in part through Growing Forward 2 a federal provincial and territorial initiative with support from the agricultural and corporate sectors Connect with CASA at www casa acsa ca through Facebook YouTube or Twitter planfarmsafety Since its establishment in 1988 the Rick Hansen Foundation has funded research to provide better care and outcomes for those who sustain a spinal cord injury and contributed to improving accessibility for people with disabilities FCC provides financing insurance software learning programs and other business services to producers agribusinesses and agri food operations June

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=21759 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Hundreds packed communitys main street for annual Fun Day
    the committee He handed out 600 free ice cream cones over the course of the four hour event We re guessing 800 people over the four hours Revell said There were 59 classic autos and trucks on display from old Fords to a Jaguar as well as a number of hot rods and Corvette Stingrays Justin Lefebre of Ottawa followed his three sons Jacob Austin and Chase as they looked the cars up and down trying to decide which one to vote for Lefebre said he lived in Hillsburgh for over 20 years and was in town to visit family so the Family Fun Day was just that for all of them Lloyd Turbitt the organizer of the classic auto display said the 59 classic cars and trucks parked on the main street was the most ever for the Fun Day All in all it was a great day he said The most popular vehicle as voted on by all the visitors was a 1960 Chevrolet panel truck decorated with logos from the old White Rose gasoline stations that disappeared decades ago It is owned by Ken Greene of Mount Forest Revell said a lot of grandparents from the community find it a good weekend to invite their grandchildren to stay with them Kids all over the street were having a ball trying various games and eating free ice cream The library was also a busy site There were displays from the County Solid Waste Services and also the Green Legacy program The library also offered arts and crafts for children and broadcast a Stars of the Town Hillsburgh edition DVD of that old TV show Revell said the library showed off some of its history with photos of the old and the modern The library is a key part of the day Revell said There were also miniature donkeys on display there courtesy of Peckard Miniatures There were some new attractions this year The OPP Mounted Unit was on hand with the officers answering questions from dozens of people who stopped to pat Jasper and Bosco ridden by OPP officers Keith Robb and Kate Carberry Keith Hunter of Orangeville presented A Touch of Magic charming visitors with amazing magic tricks particularly in guessing which cards they picked from a deck of 52 Pockets the Clown was also new and entrancing the youngsters with balloon animals We re pleased we can do something to get people coming to Hillsburgh said Revell It will run again in 2012 on the third Saturday in August August 26 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Council accepts

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9672 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Additional signs for Hillsburgh community
    been successful enough this year raising money to order 18 more of the metal signs While she said it would be great to have them up by Aug 20 Tocher said it will likely be autumn before they are finished When asked if there are any green signs Tocher said the signs would be orange red and yellow Those are the colours they are Tocher said her preference would have be red white and blue and that didn t work out either We don t always get what we want working with a committee for a consensus August 5 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Rosalinde Baumgartner Unique art Council accepts recommendation of 2 1 million county debenture for Fire Hall Town grants not for profit radio group another loan deadline extension Councillors agree to consider pay equity report in open session Station Street bridge report includes potential of repair Fraud seminar in Erin council chamber Feb 2 Erin wages hiked 3 Chapman concerned current water users will pay cost of proposed free installation Erin yet to pass fortification bylaw OPP Inspector Scott Smith reviews the issue BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Brighten up your mind Carbon Nation kicks off enviro film fest Jan 18 Erin postmaster retiring Divisions remain council balks at mayors initial request to amend agenda Council approves creating a special policy area for waterworks extension Price of vandalism high in the Town

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9522 (2016-02-16)
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