Plans are in the works to turn the Ontario farming community of Midhurst into a bustling suburban city. But some in the community are calling the transformation a step backwards.
By: Kristie Schmitt
Published: The Courant, April 9, 2014
” We are not the only FarmStart out there! Check out this great program south of the border – in North East US: Farm Credit East’s – FarmStart LLP program provides start up loans to new entrant farmers who would otherwise not be able […]
By Molly Birnbaum Published: Modern Farmer, March 27, 2014
Kristin was a freelance writer living in New York City. Mark was a sustainable farmer working in Pennsylvania. They met in 2001 when Kristin interviewed Mark for an article. What happened next is for the books. Literally.
Kristin documented their relationship in her popular memoir, “The […]
By: Luke Runyon Published: Harvest Public Media, Dec. 8, 2013
For decades, housing developments in the suburbs have come complete with golf courses, tennis courts, strip malls and swimming pools. But make way for the new subdivision amenity: the specialty farm. A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that […]
By: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Published: The Telegraph, 27 Nov 2013
They do not know exactly what role is played by the bacteria. It is a […]
The purpose of the Rural Landowner Stewardship Guide is to help rural landowners who wish to protect and enhance natural features and environmental quality on their properties. This will add value to landowners’ enjoyment of their lands as well as contribute to the long-term protection of our natural heritage and clean water […]
Published: CTV News November 5, 2013
Southwestern Ontario is a prosperous agricultural region, but one that is changing rapidly.
Farmers across the region and across the country are getting older and some are looking to get out of the farming business entirely. During the 1990s, commodity prices fell, making it harder for farmers to make […]
By: Don Pittis Published: CBC News, Nov. 11, 2013
If you knew there was a very safe Canadian investment that skyrocketed by 20 per cent last year, you’d probably say that was a good thing.
But when the thing that’s going up in value is farmland, Christie Young says it’s a crisis in the making.
By: Susan Plgg Published: Simcoe.com, Sep 24, 2013
So you think Toronto’s housing market is crazy? Be thankful you didn’t opt for life on the farm.
Agricultural land prices have virtually doubled in some parts of Ontario just since 2010 and, so far this year, have continued to hit new records across much of Canada, […]
Take a look at the FarmStart website for links to sources of farm financing. We have recently added a list and brief summary of what Federal and Provincial financing measures are currently available which target young and beginning farmers. You will find links to the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program and Farm Credit Canada […]