Major organic foods initiative by local business

As reported in a previous issue, Beking’s Poultry Farm, a third-generation family run egg farm in Oxford Station, is opening a new organic barn...

Kemptville College role in Ontario’s heritage tomato

by William J. Langenberg, M. Sc. Env. Biol.  Many local gardeners in the North Grenville area are probably making a tomato variety selection in determining...

OFA reminds farmers to ensure accuracy of assets when renewing farm insurance

by Jackie Kelly-Pemberton, Director, OFA Farming is regularly influenced and impacted by adverse conditions and unique situations. A level of risk is also assumed within...

Between 1996 and 2016, Ontario lost 1.5 million acres of farmland to development

Peggy Brekveld, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Do you know where your food comes from? It’s a simple question with a surprisingly complex answer. Our...

Interbreeding with Aliens

by Fred Schueler & Aleta Karstad, Fragile Inheritance Natural History On the radio and internet, you often encounter pitches for stories or movies of unknown...

Wasting Away

According to a recent article published on the CBC website, 58% of all of the food produced in Canada (roughly 35.5 million tonnes) is...

What does 175 acres actually mean?

According to the data presented in the 2016 Census of Agriculture from Statistics Canada, Ontario is losing an average of 175 acres of farmland...

Flowers in your vegetable garden – try mixing it up!

Seems like people either grow food, or grow flowers. If they do grow both, we've been conditioned to grow them separately; we have the...

Protecting plant health essential to sustainability: New report

GLOBE NEWSWIRE From farms to forests, Canada’s plants face increasingly complex threats and protecting them is imperative to sustain the health and wealth they provide,...

Sustainability: What is a CSA? Why bother?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, or Community Shared Agriculture. A farm sells a "share" of their harvest in advance. Sometimes, you will hear...