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Monday, October 14, 2019

Ag News

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...

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Illuminating thoughts to lighten things

If you happen to notice more people walking around these days with white canes, seeing eye dogs and dark...

Chinese likely to use violence against Hong Kong

After the 17th consecutive weekend of increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, the first protester was wounded by a...

New Face

Helping residents at Maryhill Twin Oaks Nursing Home with their bowlingSince...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Putting the green in the initiative

The woodlot in Elmira's South Parkwood subdivision attracted 35 volunteers who planted 150 trees Oct. 5....

Kitchener-Conestoga too close to call

With less than five percentage points separating the Conservatives and Liberals in the riding, Kitchener-Conestoga has become too close...

WCS expands eligibility for low-income programs

With a new financial benchmark in place, Woolwich Community Services has increased the number of households eligible for...

Police looking for Elmira vandals

A business owner is seeking out those responsible for vandalizing her property, acts that have cost her some...