Agriculture

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…


Canner Enters Second Contract With Nigeria

(MAIDSTONE, ON) – Thomas Canning has signed a contract, yesterday, with the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to provide food safety training workshops…


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Largest Greenhouse In Canada Under Construction

(VINELAND, ON) – The Ontario government is supporting the agri-food sector through the construction of a world-class greenhouse. Through a $10 million investment, construction is…


Growing Food Builds A Community

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – If you never enter the Reginald Street housing complex, you would never see it. And even if you happen…



Club Calls For Investigation Of MP

(OTTAWA, ON) – The findings of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) undertaken by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides made it absolutely clear that neonicotinoid…