This image from a recent ad campaign from the three eastern Canada grains organizations showcases the $32 billion in subsidies for American grain farmers.

GFO campaign expands across eastern Canada

Atlantic and Quebec farmers also call for help after large American subsidies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Grain Farmers of Ontario has enlisted grain farmers in Quebec and Atlantic Canada in its campaign to raise awareness about American farm subsidies. Grains and oilseeds farmers in the United States will this year receive $32 billion in direct subsidies from the Trump government. A new advertisement, running across eastern Canada, points out the $32 […] Read more

AgriSpirit fund helps 92 community projects

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 92 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects. “The FCC AgriSpirit Fund supports rural communities at the heart of Canadian agriculture,” said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “We are honoured to support the projects that […] Read more

Russell Mackay walked 125 kilometres and in the process raised over $120,000 for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Retired farmer quadruples fundraising goal

Donations still being accepted until Sept. 30

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russell Mackay, an 82-year-old retired farmer, from Beachburg, Ont., met his goal to walk 125 km from the town to Ottawa’s Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Along the way he raised more than $120,000 to support children at the hospital. His initial goal was to raise $25,000. Mackay, who is diabetic and legally blind, […] Read more

Two Ontarians win 4-H scholarships

Reading Time: < 1 minute 4-H Canada has announced the recipients of the 2020 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship and they include two students from Ontario. Hanna Reid, from Ontario, is studying Animals Science Technology – Dairy Science at Lakeland College and Tanya Regimbald, also from Ontario, is studying Agriculture Business Management and Technology at Institut de technologie agroalimentaire. TD Bank […] Read more

CEBA program extended to Oct. 31

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Emergency Business Account program (CEBA), which was due to wind up Aug. 31 has been extended to Oct. 31. The program has been helpful to some farmers, but not to many others who have expressed frustration with the reasons for rejection by the government agencies administering the program. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister […] Read more

Veal farmers offer thanks to processing plant workers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Essential workers at participating Ontario veal processing facilities were recently supplied with gourmet cookies for each staff member as a gesture of appreciation from Ontario’s veal farmers for their hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the commitment of the veal processing facilities and their staff, the Ontario veal supply chain has continued […] Read more

Province helps fairs with funding

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ontario government is expanding eligibility for agriculture societies to apply for funding to help offset the financial losses due to the cancellation of fall fairs, exhibitions and activities during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. About $1 million will be made available to all qualifying agricultural and horticultural societies to help ensure operations. In previous years, […] Read more

Fields in Huron, Perth and Durham counties have been identified with corn rootworm damage in Bt corn.

Signs of resistance to Bt trait emerging in corn

Farms with continuous corn are especially at risk and should scout their fields

Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers are reporting challenges with Bt corn rootworm with unexpected injury caused by the pest. A Canadian Corn Pest Coalition (CCPC) release says that growers, especially those growing continuous corn, are reporting that control is failing to some trait providers and research and extension scientists. Corn rootworm (CRW) has historically been one of the most […] Read more

GJ’s Farm Equipment gets new name with expanded CLAAS line

Reading Time: < 1 minute CLAAS dealership GJ’s Farm Equipment has announced several changes to its southwest Ontario location. The full service dealership will be changing its name to GJ’s Harvest Centre Inc. and will expand its CLAAS business focus. To accommodate the growth targets, GJ’s will nearly double in size — adding an additional 7,500 square feet to the […] Read more

Public relations groups create network on farm, food issues

Reading Time: < 1 minute Public relations and communications professionals from coast-to-coast have banded together to form Farmwork to Feed Canada (FTFC), a volunteer, not-for- profit initiative to support the farm and agri-food sectors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. FTFC is creating a network for the exchange of information on important food issues, from farm labour to food security with the […] Read more