Today’s precipitation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more

Sustainable agriculture organization expands to Canada

Field to Market brings together nearly 140 member organizations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Field to Market, an organization dedicated to sustainable agriculture, recently announced its expansion into Canada. Stakeholders have access to a streamlined approach to conduct continuous improvement projects, strengthening the ability for companies to meet their sustainable sourcing objectives and science-based targets. Field to Market brings together nearly 140 member organizations. It has developed a science-driven […] Read more

Honsberger new poultry council executive director

Reading Time: < 1 minute The board of directors of the Poultry Industry Council recently named Ashley Honsberger the organization’s new executive director. Honsberger has worked extensively in the agriculture sector with experience in delivering training and learning events for Ontario farm and agri-food processing businesses. She brings experience in capacity building, program development and delivery, family enterprise advising, and […] Read more

Feed Ontario interim executive director Amanda King presents the Paul Mistele Award to Ed Benjamins, chair of Chicken Farmers of Ontario.

Chicken Farmers of Ontario receive award

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicken Farmers of Ontario was named the recipient of the Paul Mistele Award, in recognition of the CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks Program. The award was presented by Feed Ontario Oct. 24 at the annual Harvest Gala hosted by Farm & Food Care. Named for the late farm leader who founded Ontario Pork’s Donate-A-Hog […] Read more

Farm & Food Care Ontario now a charitable organization

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm & Food Care Ontario is moving from a non-profit organization to a charity, which will allow it to issue charitable receipts to donors. The organization, a coalition of farmers, agriculture professionals and businesses, communicates with the public about crop and livestock production. The charitable status will mean the organization can qualify for funding from […] Read more

Winter canola tops Ontario Canola Growers yield challenge

Reading Time: < 1 minute A winter canola grower has won the yearly yield challenge put on by the Ontario Canola Growers. Nathan Van Overloop, who grew the Popular winter canola variety, had a yield of 4199 pounds per acre at his farm near Chatham. Winter canola has been tried over the past couple of years by growers in the […] Read more

Made-for-Ontario tomatoes get Dutch distribution partner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland’s) tomatoes designed for Ontario conditions now have a distribution partner. Vineland has partnered with Eminent Seeds to produce and distribute the seeds for the first three varieties of greenhouse-grown tomatoes-on-the-vine (TOVs) developed by the research and innovation centre with input from both consumers and growers. The Netherlands-based company, chosen […] Read more

Newly harvested rice.

PHOTOS: Company hopes rice harvest the first of many

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ontario FangZheng Agriculture Enterprise Inc. recently harvested its first field of rice, near Pain Court. It was a small test plot but the farm has plans to increase the acreage next year. Researchers have looked at the potential of growing rice in Ontario on and off, but this is the first commercial attempt at raising […] Read more

An artist’s rendering of the new bee research centre.

University of Guelph creates bee research centre

Reading Time: < 1 minute The University of Guelph is expanding its pollinator health and conservation program into North America’s first one-stop shop for honey bee research, education and outreach. The university is planning a $12-million facility aimed at helping understand the stressors affecting honey bees and other pollinators. A recent gift from the Riviere Charitable Foundation will cover a […] Read more

New Queen of the Furrow Heidi Frey plows during competition.

Frey wins 2019 Queen of the Furrow competition

Reading Time: < 1 minute Drayton’s Heidi Frey is the next Ontario Queen of the Furrow. She was selected to wear the crown during the 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Verner, West Nipissing. “I can’t believe this is real. I’m so honoured to be chosen out of this amazing group of girls that I’ve gotten to spend […] Read more