Under bright spring skies at the annual 4-H Foundation golf tournament fundraiser, the Hon. Lisa M. Thompson, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), announced that provincial and federal governments will be investing more than $2.3 million over the next three years in 4-H Ontario to support programming and opportunities for youth involved in the agricultural sector.
The Ford government has pulled the plug on a controversial proposal that would have permitted some farmers to convert some of their prime agricultural land into housing lots.
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a virus that is highly contagious to cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, pigs and sheep
The Ontario Corn Fed Beef Program has received a 3-Star Superior Taste Award from the International Taste Institute for their quality beef
The arrival of warmer weather comes with more people getting outside for some fresh air and regular activities, be it rigorous exercise, a gentle walk, regular yard works or a hike through the woods.
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Government of Canada Work-Sharing Program can help Employers avoid job cutting
The Work-Sharing Program (WSP) is designed to help employers and workers avert temporary layoffs. The program provides income support to workers eligible for Employment Insurance benefits and who are willing to work a temporary reduced work week when there is a reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer.
Visit the site shown below to read more about the program and eligibility criteria.
Visit the OPIC website (www.opic.on.ca) and click on publications to see the Financial Resources and Support Services brochures that have been developed by OMAFRA for various regions across Southern Ontario.
Hard copies of these brochures as well as brochures for Northern Ontario Regions are available at the OMAFRA resource centers across the province.