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Governments Driving Innovation in Food Production

Canada and Ontario committing up to $25 million to boost efficiency in farming and food processing. WATERDOWN – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $25 million, through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), to expand production capacity and boost energy efficiency in the agriculture and food sector. Through the Agri-Tech

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Orange Door Acres: Trading the City for the Back Roads to Raise Chicken the Old School Way

Orange Door Acres: Trading the City for the Back Roads to Raise Chicken the Old School Way

Local chicken in Oxford County When Tim and Donna Norris moved to Oxford County, they thought they were moving to the middle of nowhere. What they found, was they were actually moving to the middle of everywhere. This move to the back roads of the county in Mount Elgin brought a new appreciation for farm life

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Governments Reach Landmark Agreement to Strengthen Ontario’s Agri-Food Sector

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new $3.5-billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028), between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector.

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Get the Vet: Solutions sought to ease farm animal veterinarian shortage

Telemedicine options and modernization of rules could help better service rural areas. Telemedicine technology could improve access to veterinary care in Ontario’s remote and underserviced areas. The shortage of veterinarians, particularly large animal specialists, is no secret. Tack on pandemic pressures, burnout and retirement, and the sector’s ability to meet demand is stressed further.  “The

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Milk available at Golspie Dairy

After Nearly 150 Years Golspie Dairy Modernizes the Retail Market

Zorra Township’s Golspie Dairy has been around for many years but until recently most people have never heard of it. Thanks to some slick new self-serve equipment and cheese making, the company has been added to the impressive list of retail food destinations in Oxford County. “My husband’s great, great grandparents started milking cows back

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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show returns with in-person experience in 2022

Woodstock, Ont., March 22, 2022 – Discovery Farm Woodstock is pleased to announce the in-person return of its flagship event, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show on Sept 13, 14 and 15, 2022. “We’re delighted to be back in person with a large show where farmers can connect with others, see new technology, get their hands on new

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Province Making It Easier to Buy Made-in-Ontario Food

Helping Producers Promote Local Foods to Drive Consumer Demand December 14, 2021 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs   KINGSVILLE – The Ontario government is investing $1 million annually to promote locally grown food and support the economic growth and success of the province’s agri-food sector. Up to $100,000 is available for marketing projects

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Governments Advancing Career Choice in Ontario’s Agri-food Sector

New Funding to Address Labour Challenges in the Sector October 21, 2021 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs MISSISSAUGA – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to address agri-food labour challenges and build a strong and resilient labour force to keep grocery store

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