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WESTERN ONTARIO: Farmer says artisanal chicken program is a good side business

Posted on Feb 8th, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

WESTERN ONTARIO: Farmer says artisanal chicken program is a good side business

ETHEL - A Western Ontario farmer says the Chicken Farmers of Ontario’s (CFO) artisanal chicken program is a great side business for farmers, but it would be tough to make a full-time living off the program.... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO: Ontario on track for record corn yield thanks to Western Ontario’s stunning harvest

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

WESTERN ONTARIO: Ontario on track for record corn yield thanks to Western Ontario’s stunning harvest

When all the corn has been counted from last year’s harvest, the province will likely see a 185 bu/ac overall yield average, said Real Agriculture agronomist Peter Johnson.... 

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EASTERN ONTARIO: Remembering the ice storm, 20 years later

Posted on Jan 10th, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

EASTERN ONTARIO: Remembering the ice storm, 20 years later

Twenty years after Canada’s worst-ever ice storm in recent memory caused millions of dollars in damages, many farmers keep emergency generators at the ready just in case. For six days from Jan. 5, 1998, Eastern Canada was pounded with rain that immediately froze when it touched anything solid, building up enough weight to drag to the ground electricity wires, wooden poles and even apartment-tall metal towers. About 85 mm of freezing rain, ice pellets and a smattering of snow plummeted around Ottawa. That was almost double what previous major ice storms recorded.... 

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