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Region’s farmers bucking provincial trends

Posted on Jun 26th, 2017 by Rebecca Degelder

Region’s farmers bucking provincial trends

WATERLOO REGION - Our farmers are Ontario's youngest. They work some of Ontario's smallest farms without an abundance of technology. Yet they earn more than most farmers, generating $564 million in annual revenues. "This is something to be proud of," said turkey farmer Mark Reusser, who helps direct the Waterloo Federation of Agriculture and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. "It's kind of unique in Ontario to have such a concentrated area of intensively-farmed land."... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO - Planting season cold, wet and slow but rolling along

Posted on Jun 6th, 2017 by Rebecca Degelder

WESTERN ONTARIO - Planting season cold, wet and slow but rolling along

PETROLIA - It’s cold, it’s wet, and it’s slow, but the 2017 planting season is crawling towards the finish line. Many Western Ontario growers had all of their corn in by May 31, but not soybeans. Some growers had zero beans in the ground. Farmers don’t start losing significant yield unless they plant after June 15.... 

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Supply management still works, says Ontario dairy farmer

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 by Rebecca Degelder

Supply management still works, says Ontario dairy farmer

Supply management is a set of policies that control the price of products like milk, cheese and eggs in Canada. The longstanding policy has come under fire recently from several Canadian politicians including Conservative party leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier, who is a prominent voice against the controls. The U.S. dairy industry has also complained that Canada's dairy supply management controls are contrary to free-market principles and don't let U.S. farmers compete fairly.... 

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