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Political stick handling gone bad
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This past week I was fortunate enough to be part of a "roundtable" discussion about the issue in agriculture in Huron and Bruce Counties. I say "roundtable" because the discussion was limited to…Continue

Tags: Bruce, Huron, OASC, Liberal, PC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roadrunner Jun 20, 2010.

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I want to personally thank all the Farmers in Ontario for doing their part in making this place a better spot to live and for producing great safe food. You could say that due to the diversity of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dales Apr 24, 2010.

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At 11:15pm on November 19, 2011, Wayne Black said…
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At 8:26pm on October 21, 2009, Steve Twynstra said…
I hear yah! Too many crawling in after midnight these past few days.....last field of soys to take off tomorrow....today was a waste with the "trace" of rain this am!
At 12:45pm on October 3, 2009, John Schwartzentruber said…
Wayne, it was for that reason indeed that I used that name on another forum. The fire is getting low!!
At 9:54am on September 25, 2009, Christie Lefebvre said…
Thanks, Wayne! It's a painting.
At 12:33pm on September 9, 2009, Wayne Black said…
Got an email about one of our new young Board of Directors. His 6 year old son passed away on Monday. What a sad email. It is never a great time for a death - especially someone's child who never got the pleasure out of enjoying life to the fullest.
Dear to my heart is one of the suggested places to donate: the Thames Valley Children's Centre.
At 9:10am on September 4, 2009, Blair Andrews said…
Thanks for the comment.
The trailer is a mobile kitchen that will promote Ontario-grown food at various events.
The idea is to give people a chance to taste the foods like Ontario Corn Fed Beef, so they can then know what to look for at the store. More details are available on my blog at farmconnection.wordpress.com
At 8:45am on August 30, 2009, Wayne Black said…
Found a bug on my tree - check the photos and see if you know what it is.
Thanks.

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Rich in Agriculture, Poor in food

This past week I attended a Kitchen Table Conversations in Clinton. My wife and I were two of only about seven people who attended. It was the last of 5 meetings held in the past two weeks across Huron County. There were two reps from the local food banks in attendance. It was interesting to learn about how the system operates and what their challenges are. They were "pleased" to see that the number of clients have increased. "Pleased" because the… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 10:45pm

Funding initiatives

This past summer has been an interesting one along the lakeshore. Living and farming in the Ashfield Twp area is particularly interesting each summer due to the influx of tourists that bring their stress and frustrations to the lakeshore for some quality recharge time. Smooth washing waves, romantic sunsets, green fields of crops, quiet countryside and tourist events.

In order to keep them coming some people suggest we need to improve our environmental standards when it comes to water… Continue

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

REACH Grand Opening Gala and Open House

This past week I was fortunate enough to participate in two events at the new Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron. The first was the "black tie" Gala for invited guests in the new Riding Arena on Thursday night. A great list of sponsors made it a fabulous entertaining night that people will be talking about for quite a while. Not very often something like this happens in Huron County. The REACH staff made sure everything was as close to perfect as possible. It was also quite… Continue

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

 
 
 

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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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