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Elmira
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Seasonal workers already heading back to Ontario farms

Most often associated with harvest time – and out in larger numbers then – seasonal workers can already be found on farms throughout Ontario. That’s...

Supporting young farmers

Aiming to help more young adults break into the agricultural sector, Farm Credit Canada has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food to...

Ontario lagging the market for organic produce, say advocates

The Organic Council of Ontario wants to know your thoughts on organic farming in the province, and what should be done to improve its...
Grant furthers ecological farming research

Grant furthers ecological farming research

Every farming operation is unique, with different needs than their neighbours and different crops growing on its land. A lot of farming is trial and...

Lack of rain taking a real toll on this year’s local...

Crops in the region are a little more thirsty this summer, getting less rain than average, and baking in the blazing sun during long...

New provincial co-op group interested in making hay

Those big bales of hay dotting the landscape these days could be making their way overseas in coming years through the efforts of the...

Seasonal workers program celebrates a half decade

Ken Forth has gladly hired workers from other countries to work on his farm for more than 30 years through Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers...

Plenty to do before the syrup reaches your pancakes

The fruit of the sugar maple on full display this weekend at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival depends on good weather, but it also...
Making a business case for local food

Making a business case for local food

Local food advocates and farming industry folks will descend on Guelph next month for the annual Source It Here event. Source It Here is a...

Farm employment numbers on the rise in the townships

Take a stroll down any rural road in Waterloo Region and it’s clear that farming is thriving. A recent Agriculture Research Project Report by the...