Opinion: RIP the family farm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear editor, I’m afraid the family farm is dying despite Professor Mike’s enthusiastic optimism in the Sept. 9 Farmtario edition. Let’s use the same chart he used to prove my point. By looking at the columns and changing the graph to percentages, farms making over $2 million dollar are up 1,100 per cent. And if […] Read more

Opinion: Open letter to Ontario mushroom farmers

Reading Time: < 1 minute You are to be applauded for your development of the specialty mushroom industry but the consolidation of your button mushroom industry is all but complete. The $50 million that used to be shared by more than 300 family operations in the button mushroom industry in Ontario is now consolidated into a few hands. A monopoly […] Read more