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  • The Most A-peel-ing Apple Display Declared the Winner

    TORONTO - Consumers across the province voted on Facebook and Instagram for their favourite grocery display of Ontario apples. The winner of the final Foodland Ontario Consumers' Choice Contest is Longo's #34 in Stouffville.

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  • Changes to Biogas Rules for Farms to Increase Economic Opportunity in Ontario's Renewable Natural Gas Sector

    Hamilton - The Government of Ontario will launch consultations to identify potential changes that would allow farmers to expand the emerging renewable natural gas market in Ontario and make the province a North American leader in the biogas sector. The consultations will focus on changes designed to reduce red tape and grow untapped economic opportunities for on-farm biogas operations.

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  • Choose the Apple of Your Eye

    The Ontario government is encouraging shoppers to choose their favourite apple display for the final Foodland Ontario Consumers' Choice Award of 2019. This year marks the first time in 30 years that consumers are participating directly in the Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards program.

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  • Helping Ontario Food Processors Grow Their Businesses

    TORONTO - The government of Ontario is helping businesses in the province's agri-food sector to improve their operations so they can continue to support jobs, boost the economy and bring more safe, high quality foods to local and international markets.

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  • Consumers' Root Out the Best Fall Harvest Display

    Toronto - Ontario consumers have picked a winner for the fall harvest display contest. The annual award goes to Fresh Co #9690 in Hamilton for building the most creative display of Ontario fall harvest vegetables.

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  • Teaching the Next Generation of Agri-Food Leaders

    Ontario's government is giving teachers and students the tools to learn about the agri-food sector. Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced that Ontario is helping youth learn about the agri-food sector and encouraging them to pursue exciting agriculture careers.

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  • Have a Gourd Time by Voting in the Fall Harvest Display Contest

    The Ontario government is encouraging shoppers to choose the best seasonal fall harvest display for the 2019 Foodland Ontario Consumers' Choice Award. For the first time in more than 30 years, Ontario shoppers can vote for their favourite display of fresh Ontario squash, pumpkins, potatoes and carrots.

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  • Ontario Concludes Successful Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan

    TOKYO - Ontario wrapped up its trade mission to South Korea and Japan that included delegates promoting Ontario agri-businesses, signing new trade agreements and developing new trade opportunities in automotive, aerospace and other key emerging sectors.

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  • Helping Ontario Food Processors Grow Their Businesses

    TOKYO - Beginning in November, Ontario food processors and other businesses can apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership). This is part of a commitment to help the agri-food sector grow and support projects that boost innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and food safety.

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  • Ontario Supports Farmers with Farmers' Market and On-Farm Sales

    TORONTO - As part of Ontario's Agriculture Week celebration, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced the government's investments in the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association and Farmers' Markets Ontario, two important organizations that connect farmers with consumers through direct sales experiences.

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  • Ontario Cultivating Future Agri-food Leaders in Rural Ontario

    Ontario's government is helping provide hands-on experiences for future agri-food leaders through its continued support of 4-H Ontario. Building the leadership and life skills of youth will help create jobs and grow the agricultural sector, which will benefit everyone in the province.

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  • Ontario Celebrates Farmers During Agriculture Week

    WOODSTOCK - Ontario is celebrating the 21st Agriculture Week from October 7-13, 2019. This year, we thank our hardworking farmers for growing and making the food we enjoy throughout the year.

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