Category: Editorial


Cricket ticket

We desperately wanted to be there. Alas, our calendar conflicted with the Feb. 15 Canada Agriculture and Food Museum lecture, “Cricket Farming: A New Source of Protein.” How could you resist such Ag Museum come-ons as thinking...

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89th for UCFO

Confirmed for another three years as the accepted general purpose agricultural lobby group representing French-speaking farmers, l’Union des cultivaterurs franco-ontariens is planning its 89th annual conference in Alfred, March...

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Once a farmer…

Christmas congratulations go out to the Peter Ruiter family of rural Ottawa who’ve decided to give themselves a big bright gift: A $1-million-plus rebuild of their dairy barn and replacement of their herd following a devastating...

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Horsing around

Just when you thought Beau’s All Natural And Wildly Imaginative Brewing Company of Vankleek Hill couldn’t get any more out there, it does. This time it’s with a new brew called Glacial Gruit, drawing on the 1993 discovery of a...

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Deal of the century

The price has yet to be divulged but the Municipality of North Grenville has cut a purchase agreement “in principle” to take over most of Kemptville College from the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario. It’s taken close...

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Forces for good

This is a short note to acknowledge the good deeds for Eastern Ontario agriculture of two often unsung organizations despite setbacks, limited volunteers, and the time and work involved. First, the Kemptville College Alumni...

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