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Hearst seedling greenhouse delves into consumables

Hearst seedling greenhouse delves into consumables

What started as an association to create job opportunities for single mothers has flourished as a viable greenhouse operation.
Agricultural research station aids Northern Ontario farmers

Agricultural research station aids Northern Ontario farmers

The New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology has been closed for 18 years, but its research centre continues to serve Northern Ontario.
Innovations keep fish farming fresh

Innovations keep fish farming fresh

“Have you ever heard, when ice is breaking up, that distinctive tinkling sound?” asked Mike Meeker as he surveyed the water surrounding his Evansville-based cage culture fish farm.

Province introduces risk management plan for farmers

The Ontario government has introduced a new Risk Management Program designed to help farmers manage risks beyond their control, including fluctuating costs and volatile market prices.

Yummm...delicious goat

An open forum will be held for farmers in the Algoma district and those interested in pursuing agriculture opportunities in the goat market.

Agricultural innovation network will benefit Algoma farmers

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre is launching a new project to improve agricultural innovation in the Algoma district.
Wawa entrepreneur establishes blueberry plantation

Wawa entrepreneur establishes blueberry plantation

For Trevor Laing, it’s no big stretch going from planting trees to growing commercial blueberries. “It’s just vegetation control and management to get the field opened up and covered with berries. Then you keep everything else out."
Aquaculture strategy 'important advance' for Ontario fish farmers

Aquaculture strategy 'important advance' for Ontario fish farmers

There are not too many industries out there that actively push for more government regulation.

Safeway clears space for local farmers

A food research expert is adopting a wait-and-see approach to a marketing push by Safeway grocery chain to provide shelf space for locally grown food.