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  • Ontario to Improve Crop Production by Fighting Plant Diseases

    Ontario's government is investing in research to develop new practices and on-farm solutions for fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests and improve production practices. The $1.3 million investment aims to boost productivity and profitability for farmers.

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  • Choose Delicious Ontario Beef and Pork

    TORONTO — Ontario cares about our farmers and encourages consumers to show their support for beef and pork farmers by buying and enjoying Ontario meat products.

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  • Helping Chicken Farmers Build and Strengthen Capacity

    TORONTO — The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting a project that will build and strengthen the capacity for the chicken industry to effectively and humanely manage chickens in emergency situations.

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  • Supporting Ontario Food Terminal's Long-Term Success

    TORONTO - Today, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman and Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Christine Hogarth were at the Ontario Food Terminal to announce the initial findings of the government's review on modernizing and enhancing the terminal. Early findings show the advantages of its location in South Etobicoke and Minister Hardeman confirmed the Food Terminal will stay at its current location.

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  • Excellence in Agriculture Celebrated in Thunder Bay

    Ontario is recognizing the work of local innovators whose ideas and passion are helping grow and strengthen the province's agri-food sector.

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  • Excellence in Agriculture Celebrated in Guelph

    Ontario is recognizing the work of local innovators whose ideas and passion are helping grow and strengthen the province's agri-food sector.

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  • Ontario Announces Excellence in Agriculture Honourable Mention Recipient

    TAVISTOCK - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, presented an Excellence in Agriculture, Honourable Mention Award to SoilOptix Inc., which has adopted technology from Europe that improves the soil sampling process in Canada.

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  • Province Opens New Eastern Ontario Crop Research Facility

    WINCHESTER - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, joined MPP Jim McDonell to open the new facility at the Winchester Agricultural Research Station to give Eastern Ontario field crop farmers the latest research findings and crop technologies to help farm businesses grow and succeed.

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  • Ontario Field Strawberries are the Perfect Summer Treat

    TORONTO - Ontario field strawberries are now ripe, with Ontario's berry growers saying this year's cool spring is resulting in an exceptional crop.

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  • London Asparagus Display Chosen by Ontario Consumers

    TORONTO - Ontarians have chosen the winner of the best grocery store asparagus display in the second Consumers' Choice Contest of the season. The award goes to Food Basics #681 in London for building the most creative display of Ontario asparagus.

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