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The World is Getting Hungrier -and that's Good News for Canada's Agriculture Industry!

You’ve probably heard it before, but the numbers are worth repeating. The OECD Observer notes that the size of “the global middle class” is increasing at breakneck speed. In fact the number…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on March 18, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Top Funding for Agriculture and Agri-Food in Ontario

Originally posted on Mentor Works

The agriculture and food processing sectors are among the most heavily funded in Canada as regular recipients of 10’s of billions…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on January 17, 2014 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Free Webinar: Ontario Funding for Agriculture & Agri-Food in 2014

Mentor Works has helped dozens of Canada’s fastest growing agriculture and agri-food businesses select and access government funding programs. Now, Mentor Works gives agriculture and agri-food businesses across Canada the opportunity to learn from Canada’s top government funding expert,…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on January 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Growing Forward 2 Ontario Business Grants for Agricultural Businesses & Food Processors

Cambridge, Ontario (Marketwire- August 6, 2013)

In late June 2013, The Ontario government announced the details of their $417 million investment in Growing Forward 2. The 5-year provincial funding programs are complementary to the AgriInnovation and…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on August 6, 2013 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Growing Forward 2 Federal and Ontario Business Grants

Application for Ontario small business grants through Growing Forward 2 program is now available at the provincial level.  This government funding for business is a combination of federal and provincial funds to a total of $417 million over the next 5 years. It is targeted…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on July 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Consolidation Announcement

Canarm AgSystems is consolidating Shakespeare operations (Faromor – A Canarm Company) into our Arthur facility and transferring agricultural fan production to our Brockville location. Faromor- A Canarm Company is a leading manufacturer of natural ventilation with a history dating back to 1978. Today, Faromor has become an icon for natural ventilation systems worldwide, by strongly promoting and emphasizing product development, improvement and continually adding to their product offering. To date, this has all been done from the Shakespeare, Ontario facility. 

New Cannabis Industry Event Arrives at the District in 2022

The Western Fair Association has partnered with CannabisWiki to organize a first-of-its-kind agricultural cannabis event in our region.  CannabisWiki Conference & Expo?is set?to be hosted at?the?Western Fair District, Agriplex,?June 15?& 16,?2022. Cannabis is changing Canada’s agriculture landscape, with revenues on par with the Canadian Dairy industry. CannabisWiki is proud to bring a cannabis show to Middlesex-London, Ontario - the agricultural hub for Southwestern Ontario. The twoday event?will showcase cannabis industry innovations in the region, across the country and help to bring awareness about London and Middlesex as a world-leader in agriculture, agribusiness, and plant derived medicines. The goal of the show is to foster regional and national B2B networking opportunities and to bolster Middlesex-London’s reputation as a diversified agricultural hub.?

GMO crops and glyphosate use can offer carbon sequestration benefits, Canadian study suggests

University of Saskatchewan research has concluded that genetically modified canola and the use of glyphosate have increased carbon sequestration in the soil and reduced CO2 emissions from Canadian farmland. “There is a complementary relationship between the adoption of herbicide-tolerant (HT) canola and conservation tillage, resulting in corresponding changes in GHG emissions,” says a paper published in the journal Sustainability in October. “Saskatchewan farmers have confirmed just how crucial the use of glyphosate is with the complementary technology of HT crops… (to) maintain sustainable land management practices.”

Government-Industry potato working group assembles to help affected farmers in Prince Edward Island

The Government of Canada is working with the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and industry to support PEI farmers following the recent suspension of certification of fresh potatoes from PEI to the United States. The newly formed Government-Industry Potato Working Group met on Wednesday, November 24 for initial discussions.

Ag sector welcomes ASEAN trade talks

At least three ag organizations are pleased with free trade discussions with ASEAN

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