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Turning Around the Prodigal Economy

Our economy is off-track and needs a new vision that will fix our problems and reconnect us with our most basic life commitments. That’s the paraphrased viewpoint of Dr. Bob Goudzwaard, a former member of the Dutch Parliament and professor of economics and social philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam.



Goudzwaard was recently in Ontario and spoke at a few locations about his analysis of troubling signs in the economies of the Western world. With long involvement in… Continue

Posted on March 23, 2010 at 3:17pm

New Opportunities Need to be Explored in Midst of Pork Crisis.

New Opportunities Need to be Explored in Midst of Pork Crisis



By Henry Stevens, Christian Farmers of Ontario



It’s no secret that Ontario’s pork sector is currently in a disastrous position. Unacceptably low live hog prices, coupled with high input costs and diminished export markets, have led to a situation in which producers lose money on every hog that leaves the farm. To top it off, there is considerable uncertainty about the role of the provincial marketing system in… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

Leadership Lessons from a Retrofitted Lincoln

Leadership Lessons from a Retrofitted Lincoln



By John Clement



Neil Young has a vision that has leadership lessons for agriculture. Most know the singer-songwriter as either the crooner of acoustic ballads or the prototype of grunge rock. But the former Canadian musician is also sympathetic to the plight of family farmers and has been a strong force and founder of the U.S. Farm Aid concerts. He also fuels his tour bus with U.S.-based biofuels derived from the crops… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 8:52pm

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At 10:12am on October 4, 2009, Sandra Dales said…
Hi John,
I noticed that you updated your photo. You may want to check that if it doesn't appear properly the pixels may be too high. That is what happened to me and I simply cropped my photo and it reduced the pixels.

Hope that helps.
Sandy
 
 
 

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Supporting community economic development and growth in Sudbury area First Nation

Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor - The residents and businesses of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek are one step closer to accessing new growth and job opportunities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $220,643. The FedNor funding will enable the community to complete design and engineering plans for a proposed light industrial/commercial park to be located on reserve land, 19 kilometres west of downtown Sudbury on the shores of Lake Panache.

Maximus will be able to increase its productivity by automating its production

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) -- 4458664 Canada Inc., operating under the Maximus trademark, is an innovative company in the agricultural technology sector. To ensure its growth, it will receive a repayable contribution of $125,000 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. With this financial assistance, the company will be able to complete a project that will improve its competitiveness by acquiring leading-edge technologies to support its growth in local and international markets.

OPC Press Release

The Ontario Pork Congress (OPC) is excited to host the 46th annual trade show on June 19th and 20th, 2019 at the Stratford Rotary Complex. We want to acknowledge the concern that has been raised with regards to African Swine Fever, and what this means for the OPC event in Ontario. After consultation with veterinarians and industry professionals, the OPC committee has decided to continue with plans to host the show in 2019.

Listening and Learning to Support Agri-food Businesses

Ontario's government is working for farmers and agri-businesses to reduce unnecessary red tape, cut costs and help businesses grow, so they can succeed and create good jobs now and in the future.

Ontario to Provide Estate Tax Relief for Families

Proposed changes would reduce burdens on grieving loved ones. Ontario's Government for the People is proposing to provide tax relief to families when they need it most by reducing and simplifying the Estate Administration Tax.

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