The Western Producer – July 19, 2012
According to the Report on Agriculture, released by Statistics Canada in May 2012, the number of certified organic operations has continued to grow across Canada. Organic farms numbered 3,713 in 2011, which was 1.8 percent of Canadian farm operations overall. This is up from 1.5 percent in […]
By Tim Shuff Food in the Hills – May 18, 2012
Make history this summer. Walk into a food market in Creemore and pick up some fresh Jersey milk in a glass bottle from Miller’s Dairy. Then drive past John and Marie Miller’s farm on County Road 9 so you can say, “That’s where my […]
Farming Online – June 29, 2012
Scientists could take greater strides toward crop improvement if there were wider adoption of advanced techniques used to understand the mechanisms that allow plants to adapt to their environments, current and former Purdue University researchers say.
In a perspective for the journal Science, Brian Dilkes, a Purdue assistant […]
By Claire Bates Mail Online – July 4, 2012
A new study has found that when it comes to tomatoes at least, […]
If cover crops is a topic you wish to learn more about do not forget to sign up for our Cover Crop Skills Building Tour Saturday, September 15, 10am-4pm at Ignatius Farm.
eOrganic authors: Dr. Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University Dr. Ray R. Weil, University of Maryland Charles White, Penn State University […]
By: John Parnell RTCC – July 5, 2012
The green movement has in the past pointed the finger at the agricultural community for its impact on forest clearances, fertiliser use and, in […]
By Kendal Donahue Sustain Ontario Blog – June 25, 2012
Once we had loaded onto our bus, my group “Supply Management,” did a quick round of introductions. Everyone on our tour was from pretty diverse backgrounds. Our roster included a Ph.D student from the U of T, a journalist, the executive director of FoodForward, […]
By: Kirk Johnson The New York Times – July 1, 2012
SEATTLE — The cultivated rusticity of a farmers’ market, where dirt-dusted beets are status symbols and earnest entrepreneurs preside over chunks of cheese, is a part of weekend life in cities across the nation as the high days of the summer harvest approach.
By: David Fleischer yorkregion.com, March 8, 2012
“The opportunities are endless here,” Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee executive director Janet Horner told members of the region’s planning committee. “The largest landowner in the greenbelt […]
By: Olivia Cooper Farmers Weekly, May 24, 2012
To the layman, growing a field of grass is easy – a bit of sun, soil and water and you have a crop. But to really get the most from pasture one must adopt a far more scientific approach, beginning with healthy soil, diverse seed species […]