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Warren farm producing commercial wine

Warren farm producing commercial wine

On an old Finnish homestead that dates back 80 years, Greg and Mira Melien are establishing Northern Ontario’s first commercial winery.
Success is sweet for Sudbury’s Stack Brewing

Success is sweet for Sudbury’s Stack Brewing

After soaking up some tasty craft beers during a trip to Montreal, some connoisseurs might bring home samples; some might even try to replicate the experience by firing up their own home brewery. But not Shawn Mailloux.
Kapuskasing Beef Research Farm seeks new opportunities

Kapuskasing Beef Research Farm seeks new opportunities

The 100 head of cattle may be gone at the Kapuskasing Beef Research Farm, but the facility is far from shutting its doors for good.
Farm’s grass-fed beef in demand in Timmins

Farm’s grass-fed beef in demand in Timmins

An increased demand for locally produced food is keeping a Timmins farm busy supplying customers with its grass-fed beef.
Grant Farms rapidly expands

Grant Farms rapidly expands

The Grant Farms ’ sprawling grain elevator facility north of New Liskeard is an impressive sight. What’s even more impressive is that nothing was there just a few years ago.
Dairy operation rebuilds after barn burns

Dairy operation rebuilds after barn burns

The Haasen family had to consider some options when their main barn burned to the ground in November, 2011. One of them was to exit the dairy farm industry.

Red tape frustrating farmers

Red tape is having a negative impact on Canadian farmers, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Funding programs for farmers change focus

Funding programs for farmers change focus

Some farmers are finding it harder to access government funding programs since their focus has changed over the years. Temiskaming District farmer Kevin Runnalls said the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp.
Manitoulin stable owner gets eco-friendly

Manitoulin stable owner gets eco-friendly

Kyla Jansen's farm didn't become environmentally friendly by design. But when you live in a rural area where services are limited, adaptability is your best asset.
Providence Bay abattoir to process Manitoulin meats

Providence Bay abattoir to process Manitoulin meats

Over the last 16 years, beef production on Manitoulin Island has dwindled dramatically, thanks to a tangle of prohibitive food safety regulations and expensive off-Island shipping costs.