Tag: Rural Ontario Institute

How Will the Cap and Trade Program Impact Rural Ontario?

Ontario’s cap and trade program is expected to raise about $1.9 billion annually. The Liberal government says it will spend the proceeds on initiatives to cut greenhouse gas emissions – everything from investments in public transit and clean technology to making homes and businesses more energy efficient. Program details are still scant, but many rural… Read more »

On the Election Trail: Election Issues for Rural Ontario

The agriculture and food industry lives and breathes in rural Ontario. While farmers have their eyes sharply focused on the needs of their business, they’re also concerned about the Ontario government’s vision for small town economies and the services farmers and rural people require. In this Ontario Election 2014 podcast, RealAgriculture.com’s Bernard Tobin speaks with… Read more »

Shock Abuse Videos on the Minds of Livestock Producers

Not long ago, farmers thought their main opponents were environmentalists, bent on preventing them from implementing modern techniques and technology. Some considered it a battle against corporatism. But new research suggests that thinking has changed. In Ontario, results are emerging from a poll last winter of 400 farmers by Farm and Food Care, a group… Read more »