Tag: Ernie Hardeman

Ontario’s new government puts the brakes on farm funding

Ernie Hardeman has been on the job less than a month and farmers have plenty of questions for Ontario’s new minister of agriculture. One question many are asking is what’s happening with Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding? RealAgriculture’s own Lyndsey Smith submitted a funding application back in May and waited patiently through the 45-day business… Read more »

RealAg Radio, July 25: Ontario’s new ag minister, divide-and-conquer trade deals, and $12 billion for American farmers

Today’s RealAg Radio episode is right full of some pretty interesting chats — host Shaun Haney asks Lyndsey Smith to fill in for the top news segment while Kelvin Heppner is on holidays. Of note today, Haney and Smith talk wheat exports, carbon tax tag-teaming, billion dollar payouts and more. Also on today’s show, you’ll… Read more »

Ernie Hardeman named Ontario agriculture minister

Oxford County MPP Ernie Hardeman has been tapped to lead the agriculture portfolio under Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s new cabinet, unveiled June 29, as Ford took power. Hardeman has held the post previously, serving as minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs from 1999 to 2001 under then-premier Mike Harris. He has been an MPP… Read more »

Do Ontario Livestock Producers Need a Risk Management Solution Like Alberta – Ernie Hardeman, MPP

Managing risk is a major part of running any farm or livestock operation. Alberta recently tried to aid it’s provincial livestock producers by launching the Cattle Price Insurance Program (CPIP). Recently Ontario Provincial Ag-Critic, Mr. Ernie Hardeman, MPP, questioned why the Ontario government was stalling in implementing a similar program to ensure Ontario producer competitiveness…. Read more »