fbpx
18.7 C
Elmira
Sunday, August 18, 2019

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...

Apples to be in shorter supply

Anyone planning to go apple picking this fall should call U-pick farms ahead of time, as Mother Nature wasn’t kind this year, leaving only...

Research yields faster, cheaper plant propogation, ups yields

Researchers at the University of Guelph are making plant reproduction faster and cheaper, and the results could lead to major advancements in both commercial...

Mixed-bag weather a mixed blessing for farmers

A hot May and rainy June have made a pretty great combination for Waterloo Region’s fruit and vegetable crops, so long as the sunshine...

Milking it for generations now

Dairy farming is in the Schuurmans family’s blood.Yes, Henk Schuurmans can trace his roots in the industry all the way back to 17th century...

Sheep farmers get a boost from feds

Sheep farmers in Ontario received a boost from the federal government last week as they pledged $348,090 to combine sheep and lamb production assurance...

Feds boost funds for animal welfare

Looking to modernize the livestock transportation regulatory regime, the federal government announced some $184,000 in funding for the Canadian Animal Health Coalition this week.Kitchener-Conestoga...

Public backlash to TFWs has impact on farm operations

With big changes to the temporary foreign workers program coming into effect at the start of the month, much attention is being paid to...

Maple producers now on the run

Now that February’s record-breaking deep freeze is behind us, maple syrup producers across the region are hard at work harvesting some of the world’s...

Pumped over innovative idea

Jake Kraayenbrink’s a busy guy, to say the least. When he’s not working full time on his hog farm in Moorefield, he’s jetting off...