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Feb 28th, 2013
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Email from NDACT February 28 2013Now that our MPPs are back to work at Queen's Park, it's time to press them for a Food and Water First policy.The fight to stop the Highland mega quarry shone a spotlight on the lack of protection for Ontario's prime farmland and source water regions under the Aggrega...
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Feb 27th, 2013
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Ontario NDP Ag Critic Identifies Lack of Outreach as a Real ConcernBy Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com February 26 2013When it comes to politics, sometimes it’s hard to get a real sense of what’s really going on behind the scenes. This has been especially true with it comes to Ontario agricultural politic...
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Nov 29th, 2012
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... but to take extra care with carcasses destined for Japanese consumers!By Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife and Field Producer Philip Ling, CTV News Nov. 28, 2012OTTAWA -- Federal beef inspectors at the XL Foods plant in southern Alberta whose E. coli crisis sparked the country’s largest meat recall...
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Nov 2nd, 2012
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By Denna Berg Northumberland View Nov 01, 2012The proposed bill to support the usage of more locally produced and processed foods was one of the many legislations that were killed after Premier McGuinty’s announcement of stepping down on October 15th, 2012 (Ontario Farmer, 2012). The Local Food Act w...
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Oct 7th, 2012
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By Debora Van Brenk, London Free Press September 18, 2012 The number of food-processing plants in Ontario could double in the next five years under a strong Local Food Act, says the head of Ontario’s largest farm group....
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Aug 26th, 2012
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Marketwire news release - Aug. 24, 2012Central Ontario will be able to enjoy more of its own home grown produce with the help of a new Harper Government investment. Member of Parliament Dr. Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment for a ...
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Jun 20th, 2012
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Pest Management Regulatory Agency launches review after ‘acute poisoning’ of bees in 2011 and 2012by SUSAN MANN Better Farming June 18 2012The federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency is re-evaluating a group of insecticides used by farmers to protect seeds and crops from insects because they may be...
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Jun 7th, 2012
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By Emma Reilly Hamilton Spectator June 6, 2012Robert Pasuta is a man who loves the land.He’s worked the same acres of earth his entire life, growing grain corn, soybeans, winter wheat. It’s the same soil his father worked, the same land that has supported his wife and seven children.Until six years a...
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Mar 23rd, 2012
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Ontario Farmland Trust email March 22 2012The Farmland Trust has just launched an online Farmland Preservation Awareness survey. Survey participates are asked general questions about their awareness of land conservation, land use policies and agriculture in their community. We hope to have a diversit...
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Mar 22nd, 2012
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By CHERYL BROWNE – Barrie Examiner – March 22 2012The heady scent of warm cedar wood chips rises from the forest floor as purple and yellow primroses poke out from the underbrush. Read more...