Agriculture


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Kingsville Company Fined $1.5 Million

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – Two directors of a Kingsville company have plead guilty to eight counts of contravening the Food and Drug Act,…


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Highline Sold To Fyffes Of Ireland

By Ian Shalapata (LEAMINGTON, ON) – Leamington-based Highline Produce has been acquired by Irish importer and distributor of tropical produce Fyffes. The Irish company, headquartered…


An artist's rendering of the North 42 Winery expansion project.Contributed image.

Expansion Approved For North 42 Winery

(COLCHESTER, ON) – North 42 Degrees Estate Winery has announced that the Town of Essex has approved the site plan for a $1 million expansion….


Food-safety

Thomas Provides Food Safety Keynote

  (TORONTO, ON) – William Thomas, CEO of Thomas Canning (Maidstone) Ltd, provided a keynote address entitled Global Food Safety Perspective at the 6th Annual…


Ten Reasons To Buy Locally Produced Food

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – Essex County is agriculturally known primarily for producing cash crops of soybean and corn. But there is also a…


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Canada, Ukraine Sign FTA

(OTTAWA, ON) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Canada and Ukraine have successfully concluded negotiations toward the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The…


Ontario Moves To Ban Neonicotinoids

(TORONTO, ON) – Starting July 1, Ontario will be the first jurisdiction in North America to protect bees and other pollinators through new rules to…


Bird Flu Confirmed On Woodstock Farm

(WOODSTOCK, ON) – Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock. The…


Local Producer Finalist For Export Award

By Tracey Coleman (MAIDSTONE, ON) – Thomas’ Utopia Brand was recently recognized by both the Ontario Export Awards for their export developments as well as…