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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

Health Canada’s New Guidelines for Plant Breeding Innovation Important Step For Sustainable Future of the Grain Sector

Health Canada’s Novel Food Program published updated guidance for plant breeding innovation, bringing to a close the consultation launched last year.

New Joint Venture to Examine Potential for Wind Farm Production to Power Greenhouse Sector

The University of Windsor is partnering with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) and Kruger Energy to investigate using existing wind farms to power and heat greenhouses in Southwestern Ontario.

Five tips for starting your own vegetable garden

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to start planning your vegetable garden!

DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA COMMENTS ON NEW CUSMA TRQ ALLOCATION MECHANISM

The Government of Canada announced the implementation of a new allocation mechanism for its dairy Tariff-Rate Quotas (TRQs) under the Canada-United States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

ARIANNE PHOSPHATE OPTIMIZES THE PRODUCTION OF ITS PHOSPHATE CONCENTRATE FOR SPECIALTY MARKETS

Arianne Phosphate (the "Company" or "Arianne") (TSXV: DAN) (OTC: DRRSF) (FRANKFURT: JE9N), a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing its Lac à Paul project in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, is pleased to announce that it has successfully tested an enhanced process that will allow the Company to optimize its high-purity phosphate concentrate for specific end markets.

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