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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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  • Reducing Red Tape for Agricultural Fairs

    MARKHAM - Ontario is working to reduce red tape for over 500 Ontario agricultural and horticultural organizations in the province.

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  • Helping Ontario's Meat Processors Succeed

    WOODSTOCK - The Ontario government announced a new collaboration with the meat processing sector to continue to increase food safety in the province while supporting economic growth opportunities.

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  • Strengthening and Supporting Ontario's Craft Producers

    JORDAN STATION - The Ontario Government is investing in the province's small wineries, cideries and distilleries to strengthen the province's beverage alcohol sector, and ensuring it can continue to grow and meet consumer demand.

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  • Ontario Leading Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan

    VERNER - Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade will lead an Ontario trade mission to South Korea and Japan from October 12-24, 2019.

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  • Supporting Information-Sharing for Swine Producers

    The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is partnering with Ontario Pork for the annual Shakespeare Swine Seminar to ensure producers and the industry remain up to date on new and emerging information to help keep animals safe and healthy.

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  • Ontario Enhancing Livestock Health, Welfare and Productivity

    Ontario's government is supporting agriculture innovation by investing in research on livestock nutrition, biosecurity and production to help keep our farm animals healthy and safe. The $1.1 million investment will help develop new livestock technologies, practices and on-farm solutions while fostering innovation and competitiveness in the livestock sector.

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  • Helping Ontario's Agri-Food Sector Strengthen Biosecurity

    PARIS, ON - The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are helping the province's agri-food sector improve biosecurity measures to further protect locally raised livestock and poultry from diseases and pests.

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  • The Tenderest Display is the Winner

    WOODSTOCK - Ontario consumers have chosen a winner for the tender fruit display contest. The award goes to Longo's #16 in Oakville for building the most creative display of Ontario tender fruit.

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  • Supporting Ontario's Berry Industry

    TORONTO — The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are supporting investment that will help the province's berry growers to increase sustainability, implement new technologies and increase awareness of their products.

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  • Ontario Strengthening Agri-Food Trade with United States

    TORONTO - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman, joined by Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli, met with senior officials of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and several American state agriculture representatives in Toronto yesterday to discuss strengthening U.S.-Canada bilateral agricultural trade.

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  • Helping Ontario Farmers Save Time and Money with Technology

    TORONTO — The Government of Ontario and Government of Canada are giving farmers in the province a faster and better way to support integrated on-farm decision-making.

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