Kevin Howe, Howe Family Farms in Aylmer, Ont.

Ontario increase to minimum took effect January 1, 2018 from $11.60 to $14. Kevin Howe of Howe Family Farms in Aylmer, Ont., talks to the CBC about the impact of higher minimum wage will have on the local food supply.

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its tenth-podcast episode with guest Bill George an Ontario grape grower to discuss producing ice wine.

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its ninth-podcast episode with guest Sue-Ann Staff.

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its eighth-podcast episode with guest Dave VanSegbrook to get a behind the scenes perspective based on our December cover story called “Brussels sprouts: a vegetable crop competing in a global marketplace”.

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its seventh podcast episode with guest Chris Mullet Koop, an egg and grape farmer from Jordan, Ontario.

Remi Van De Slyke tends to his ginseng garden near Straffordville, Ontario. Photos by Glenn Lowson.

Ontario’s ginseng industry generates $239 million in sales, mostly to Asia. New federal funding will boost opportunities to grow the industry. 

Farm & Food Care Ontario released it fourth edition of The Real Dirt on Farming magazine earlier this month. Starting on page 20-23 the publication covers fruit and vegetable crops providing farmer profiles, did you know facts and more.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), an Ontario government ministry released a draft of a provincial soil health strategy. Farmers and industry stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback before December 31, 2017. 

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