EFAO wins first Excellence in Agriculture Award

Other awards will be presented in the near future

The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) has been named the first recipient of the inaugural Excellence in Agriculture Awards. Ernie Hardeman, Ontario’s minister of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs recently announced the award. The Excellence in Agriculture Awards recognize agri-food businesses, individuals and organizations that have raised the bar for agri-food excellence, demonstrated leadership […] Read more

Today’s precipitation

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

The Environmental Farm Plan was created in Ontario and has been expanded across the country.

Environmental Farm Plan can now be renewed online

The change means that farmers won’t always have to travel to attend in-person workshops

Farmers in Ontario can now access a website to update their Environmental Farm Plans. The enhanced system will make it easier for many to continue using this tool, which guides Ontario farmers to voluntarily adopt more environmentally sustainable practices. Why it matters: The Environmental Farm Plan is a long-time program that has helped fund and […] Read more

Brenda Dyack.

Dyack brings global experience to new CFFO role

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario’s new executive director has worked in agri-food policy in Canada and Australia

Brenda Dyack has been hired as the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario’s executive director. Dyack’s career in policy and research has spanned over three decades with posts as agricultural advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Finance, senior economist and manager of Economic, Social and Scientific Integration with the  Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics […] Read more

Grain Farmers of Ontario says politics are creating serious uncertainties in commodity markets and farmers are feeling the economic pressure.

Trade war fund needed for grain farmers: GFO

There are increased concerns now that it looks like the U.S. will further subsidize its farmers

Grain Farmers of Ontario is calling for the federal government to create a fund so that grain farmers are protected from losses during global trade disputes. Why it matters: American farmers received almost $9 billion last year from the American government to cover losses from trade and U.S. President Donald Trump recently promised $15 billion […] Read more

John Jamieson is the new president of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity.

New CCFI president experienced in government and farm organizations

John Jamieson has been involved in agriculture in Prince Edward Island

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity has announced the hiring of John Jamieson as its new president and chief executive officer. Jamieson has more than 25 years of senior leadership within Canada’s agri-food sector. Jamieson succeeds outgoing President Crystal Mackay, who served as the organization’s inaugural president. “We are delighted to have a respected leader […] Read more

Farmer business confidence drops

National survey likely shows impact of trade challenges and government carbon policy

Farmers continue to be a pessimistic group, compared to other sectors of the economy. According to the April findings from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), confidence in the agriculture sector fell 4.4 index points to 44.6, just ahead of the natural resources sector, which had the least confidence at 43.3, an increase over […] Read more

Glenna Banda.

New executive director hired at AgScape

AgScape has hired Glenna Banda as its new executive director. A native of Saskatchewan, Banda has been executive director of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington (CFGW) for the past nine years. Banda graduated from Environmental Science at the University of Guelph and lives in Guelph. She is a volunteer and co-founder of the […] Read more

Maizex Seeds expands seed corn production

Maizex Seeds has announced it is purchasing the former Dow AgroSciences seed corn facility in Blenheim, Ont. The expansion will allow Maizex to double its seed corn processing capacity. “This expansion and investment in Canadian seed production is in large part thanks to the trust Canadian farmers have placed in Maizex Seeds, along with the […] Read more

International Plowing Match coming to Lindsay in 2020

The Ontario Plowman’s Association (OPA) has announced that Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes will be the site of the 2020 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. “We looked at several potential locations for IPM 2020 and this one ticked all the boxes,” says OPA President Sheila Marshall. “It’s a great spot, in a fantastic, agriculturally rich community.” […] Read more