Category: Editorial


Beyond the farm

A tip of the top hat goes to retired Morewood dairy farmer Bill Smirle whose influence has always extended way beyond agriculture and his North Dundas base. More often clad in suit and tie than coveralls and barn boots, Smirle...

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Noble achievement

Ideas are being kicked around in some quarters about how to publicly recognize Noble Villeneuve, the voice of Eastern Ontario farmers, in a lasting way, including the possibility of a plaque or some other tangible marker in a...

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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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NOTICE – Temporarily suspending publication

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