December 12, 2011 – Farmers in the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) in B.C. turned in 1,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides during a one-day collection held in partnership with CleanFARMS.
November 29, 2011, Edmundston, NB – A large potato farming operation owned by a New Brunswick man jailed in Lebanon will remain under creditor protection for a few more weeks.
November 16, 2011 – Farmers from Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley turned in more than 22,000 kilograms of unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides this fall, bringing the total amount of product collected by CleanFARMS, previously under CropLife Canada, in British Columbia since 1998 to more than 207,000 kilograms.
November 15, 2011 – What is the best way to develop a robust local food system in the province? That is what a team at Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has been assessing. The team has identified a few barriers, and reviewed successful systems to see what might apply…
October 7, 2011, Charlottetown, PEI – Potato farmers on P.E.I. are worried about their fields after record rainfall in many parts of the province Wednesday followed by some hail and snow Thursday.
August 31, 2011, Guelph, Ont – Preserving farmland in Ontario’s Greenbelt is a great first step in supporting local food production, but it’s not enough to keep farms sustainable, says a new study.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT National food policy needed to sustain local food Preserving farmland in Ontario’s Greenbelt is a great first step in supporting local food production, but it’s not enough to keep farms sustainable, says a new study.
June 16, 2011, Grand Falls, NB – The family and friends of a Drummond, N.B., potato farmer jailed in Lebanon rallied June 15 outside the Grand Falls office of the MP for Tobique-Mactaquac, calling on the federal government to do more to bring Henk Tepper home.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Ont. government changes classification for bunkhouses Ontario is changing the farm bunkhouses property tax classification from residential to farm beginning January 1, 2011.
October 8, 2010, Arlington, PEI - Heavy rains created problems for one P.E.I. orchard owner after waters from Mill Creek backed up and flooded the roads leading to the business.
August 30, 2010, St. Catharines, Ont. – As Niagara grape growers prepare to begin the 2010 harvest, Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) together with the Grape Growers of Ontario are already tracking the progress of this year’s wine grape ripening.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Wine grape preharvest monitoring tells the story As Niagara grape growers prepare to begin the 2010 harvest, Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) together with the Grape Growers of Ontario, is already tracking the progress of this year’s wine grape ripening.
August 30, 2010, New Minas, NS – Local potato farmers are feeling “left out in the dark” after the provincial government promised $500 000 to the Frito Lay plant in New Minas.
August 24, 2010 – Scientists have reported the first evidence that eating blueberries, strawberries and acai berries may help the aging brain stay health in a previously unrecognized way.
July 21, 2010, Toronto, Ont. – Ontario’s environmental watchdog is demanding answers about a huge cut in the guaranteed price for some solar power projects.
Advice for local food-selling businesses in AlbertaSome food for thought for budding entrepreneurs - from retailers…
Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food securityA multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture's…
Supporting Ontario’s berry industryBoth the federal and provincial governments are stepping up to…
End of season checklist for managing late blightSteps that commercial and home garden potato and tomato growers…
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