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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Owen Roberts

Here’s what’s keeping farmers up at night

When it comes to agriculture and food, one of consumers’ biggest concerns is cost. Research has shown...

Pre-holiday diets are an opportunity for change

With Halloween over, many of us are in the throes of pre-holiday diets. Good thing, too.

More than just “cows and plows”

The groundwork to help close the huge gap between what we should know about agriculture, compared to what we actually do know,...

The electorate needs to know farmers are also pro-environment

In these early days after the federal election, there’s a continuous line of fingers wagging at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, telling him he...

You’ll see fewer new harvesters in the fields this fall

Farmers are sometimes criticized for driving “shiny new tractors,” presumably because they make too much money and don’t really need them.

Farmers’ mental health getting attention this Thanksgiving

Farmers’ mental health challenges are getting more recognition this Thanksgiving season than ever before … and not a minute too soon.

How much is that field next door worth?

Weather has taken some of the steam out of land prices here. Farm Credit Canada, the biggest agricultural lender in the...

Farm and food tour shows local food momentum keeps growing

Participation in this year’s Taste Real – Fall Rural Romp shows how farm visits are gaining momentum with an authenticity-starved public.


Hoffer, Donald (Donnie) Lavern

Passed away peacefully at his home in Elmira on Tuesday, November...

Coultes, Kenneth B.

Passed away suddenly at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, November...

Winfield, George Robert

Peacefully passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Freeport Campus...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

Maryhill Halloween

This year was the first time that the Maryhill Historical Society was giving out treats at...

A Visible Reminder

Remembrance Day ceremonies were held Nov. 10 at the Elmira cenotaph following a...

Winter weather hits the roads

Two people were sent to the hospital following a three-vehicle collision near 7142...

Snow-clearing crews put to an early test in the townships

Monday brought more than just Remembrance Day, as snow-clearing crews in Woolwich and Wellesley townships were pressed...