The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) have won the inaugural Excellence in Agriculture Awards from the Government of Ontario. According to a news release, the award recognizes agri-food businesses, individuals and organizations that have raised the bar for agri-food excellence, demonstrated leadership in their field, undertaken strategic product development benefiting their sector, or advanced… Read More

The provincial government of Ontario has informed the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) it will no longer act as the delivery agent of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to organizations and collaborations. AAC say it is “shocked” by the decision. The organization has been a delivery agent of federal/provincial funding programs for more than 23 years. The… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario is asking federal political parties to consider both domestic and international market challenges ahead of the expected fall election. Grain Farmers of Ontario represents 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers. Grain farming in Ontario accounts for approximately 40,000 jobs in the province and contributes at least $9 billion in… Read More

The first week of June is a chance for people across Ontario to celebrate the fresh, grown-close-to-home food produced by the province’s farmers. It’s also a chance for farmers to share on social media about what goes on behind the scenes to bring Ontarians’ their food. Dubbed Local Food Week, June 3 to 9, 2019,… Read More

Cool, below normal temperatures in Prince Edward Island have set back the potato harvest for some producers. Ryan Barrett, lead agronomist with the PEI Potato Board says as of Friday, May 25, roughly five to six per cent of the spuds were in the ground. “We are a little bit behind schedule. Normally our main… Read More

Prostate Cancer. Despite its wide-reaching impact, it’s often both misunderstood and misrepresented. According to Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC), in 2019 alone, over 20,000 cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Canada. Robin Speer, spokesperson for PCC adds that 4,000 of those men will lose their lives to the disease. In case you don’t feel… Read More

Most people in rural areas across Canada have one unfortunate thing in common: slow internet. The Ontario government is hoping to change that for the people in Wellington County. Infrastructure Minister, Monte McNaughton announced up to $63.7 million will be given to the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), as part of the government’s commitment for… Read More