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  • Canada's Agriculture Day - Minister's Statement

    On Canada's Agriculture Day, we honour the farmers here in Ontario and across the country who work hard to produce the safest, high-quality food that Canadians, and people around the world, enjoy every day.

    Statement | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Helping Ontario Farmers Affected by Wildlife and Weather Succeed

    The Government of Canada and Ontario's Government for the People are reducing regulatory burden and making life easier for farmers who experience livestock losses beyond their control.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Reducing Red Tape for Farmers

    Ontario's Government for the People is taking action to ensure the province's agricultural sector is open for business and better able to create and protect jobs.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Growing Opportunities for Young Farmers

    Guelph - Ontario's Government for the People is committed to reducing red tape and easing regulatory burden, to lower business costs and improve competitiveness for young farmers and new entrants in the agri-business sector.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Casting a Light on Mental Health in Agriculture

    Guelph - Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, today launched a public awareness campaign to highlight mental health challenges suffered by farmers and encourage people to ask for help when daily struggles become too much to bear.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms

    Ontario's Government for the People unveiled valuable resources to help farmers reduce the risk of barn fires this winter, the time when most barn fires occur.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Ontario Working to Grow Province's Agri-food Sector

    Toronto - Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced today, details of a new agricultural advisory committee tasked with providing new perspectives on future growth for the sector. The Committee will include veteran agri-food industry leaders.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Bring a Local Christmas Tree Home for the Holidays

    Ontario's Government for the People is encouraging everyone to shop for locally grown Christmas trees this holiday season to support Ontario farmers and related businesses. Buying Ontario trees puts $11.3 million into the provincial economy every year.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Ontario Helping Greenhouse Farmers Innovate and Succeed

    TORONTO - Ontario's Government for the People is supporting the province's greenhouse sector by encouraging innovation that takes steps to increase the supply of Canadian food in North American markets.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Standing Up for Ontario Farmers

    TORONTO - Ontario and the federal government announced steps to help farmers experiencing high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), a plant disease that impacted Ontario's corn crop this year due to wet weather.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Fresh from the Farm Grows Food Awareness and Raises Funds

    WOODSTOCK - Ontario's Government for the People is proud to join with the Dietitians of Canada and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association in celebrating the Fresh from the Farm initiative which brings fresh Ontario grown food to communities while supporting local schools.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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