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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

Added by Wayne Black on May 29, 2010 at 10:45pm — No Comments

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

Added by Wayne Black 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

Added by Wayne Black on September 12, 2009 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

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

Ministry wants residents to 'squeal' on wild pigs

Officials from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry want residents to report any sightings of wild pigs, including in Chatham-Kent, where someone captured a photo of two of these animals on a farm last fall.

Can Micro-Nutrients make a Macro Difference for Piglets?

Given how piglets scramble for a teat like Boxing Day shoppers at Best Buy, they clearly need their nutrients. Yet in light of the demands of the weaning phase, are piglets getting enough through natural means to ensure optimal health and performance? Addressing that question and possible solutions was the focus of the research project “Nutrients with extra-nutritional value for newborns: Micronutrients and colostral biofactors”.

Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island provide support to potato and horticulture industry

Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Lawrence MacAulay, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture Marie-Claude Bibeau and Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, were at Wilfred MacMillan & Sons’ farm today to announce new support for Island potato growers under the AgriRecovery Framework.

Canada's Ministers of Agriculture meet to drive a strong and innovative agriculture and agri-food sector

The Federal, Provincial, and Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture concluded their two-day annual meeting in Quebec City today, co-chaired by Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for Quebec.

Animal Care: Yes, It’s Our Job. It’s Also Our Ethical Responsibility

As one of the We CareSM Principles, maintaining the highest standards for animal care is a top priority on my pig farm for many reasons. It’s paramount to our success as pig farmers on multiple levels.

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