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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.
Coffee makers eye expansion across Ontario

Coffee makers eye expansion across Ontario

All Shane and Heather Hoffman wanted was a good cup of coffee. But it was nearly impossible to find a roasting house in the Algoma region that offered a fresh, tasty cup. So, they started their own.
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.
Blue Goose revitalizing Manitoulin ag industry

Blue Goose revitalizing Manitoulin ag industry

Kevin Reed’s ardour for Manitoulin Island was cultivated from a young age, as he spent successive summers growing up on its rocky shores.
Aquaculture president pledges to keep ELA afloat

Aquaculture president pledges to keep ELA afloat

A Manitoulin Island fish farmer will rally support to keep the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario operating for years to come.
Manitoulin trout farmer schooling province on fish production

Manitoulin trout farmer schooling province on fish production

Arriving at Meeker's Aquaculture , owner Mike Meeker is so busy answering the rings of three phones that his faithful dogs, Roscoe and Maddy, stand in as the welcoming committee at the Manitoulin Island fish farm.