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  • Ontario Celebrates Retailers who Promote Local Food

    KITCHENER - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, joined by Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris, presented Sobeys #685 in Kitchener with two Foodland Retailer Awards for its outstanding displays to promote Ontario local food. In the coming weeks, Minister Hardeman and local MPPs will present the 2018 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards to winning stores across the province.

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  • Ontario Supporting New Innovative Bioproduct Development

    The Ontario government is working to protect the environment by investing in agri-food research to develop eco-friendly innovations such as bioproducts and waste reduction and recycling technologies.

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  • Winning Berry Display Freshly Picked

    WOODSTOCK - Ontarians have cast their votes for the best grocery store berry display in this year's Consumers' Choice Contest. The award goes to Longo's #30 in Mount Pleasant - Brampton for building the most creative display of Ontario berries.

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  • Love Me Tender, Love Me Sweet

    WOODSTOCK - Summer is in full swing, and so are Ontario's peaches, pears, plums, cherries, nectarines, apricots and Coronation grapes. Pick up an array of these sweet treats while they are at their most ripe and flavourful at your local grocery stores, on-farm markets and farmers' markets across the province.

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  • Helping Farmers Grow Their Businesses

    Woodstock — The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping farmers improve their business operations so they can continue to play an important role in boosting the province's economy and producing some of the safest, highest quality foods in the world.

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  • Ontario Recognizes Retailers Showcasing Local Food

    Richmond Hill - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, presented Food Basics #856 with the first Foodland Retailer Award for its outstanding display to promote Ontario local food. In the coming weeks, Minister Hardeman and local MPPs will present the 2018 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards to winning stores across the province.

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  • Supporting Honey Bee Health

    INNISFIL —The Governments of Canada and Ontario are announcing cost-share funding to support and strengthen the health of the province's honey bees and beekeeping sector.  

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  • Ontario Celebrates Food Day Canada

    Ernie Hardeman, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, issued the following statement on tomorrow's Food Day Canada:

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  • Voting Starts Today for the Best Berry Display

    The Ontario government is encouraging shoppers to choose the best seasonal berry display for the 2019 Foodland Ontario Consumers' Choice Award. For over 30 years, grocery stores across the province have entered Foodland Ontario's Retailer Awards display contests. For the first time, Ontario shoppers can vote for their favourite display of fresh Ontario strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.

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  • Helping Farmers to Help the Environment

    TORONTO — The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping more farmers take action to make their operations more environmentally sustainable and to boost water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds.

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  • Working Together to Help the Agri-Food Sector Grow

    QUÉBEC CITY - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, met with David Marit, Saskatchewan's Minister of Agriculture, to discuss common priorities to support the growth of their respective agri-food sectors. This meeting is one of several initiatives happening under the Memorandum of Understanding for Ontario-Saskatchewan Free Trade that is reducing regulatory burden and creating more opportunities for businesses.

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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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