Monthly Archives: September 2011

OFA president Crews won’t seek re-election

Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Bette Jean Crews announced this morning she won’t seek re-election to the president’s position in November, citing a need to concentrate her efforts on her family farm. Here’s the text of the message she sent … Continue reading

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Challenges still face quality, affordable Ontario wine

I’ve had the pleasure over the past two weeks of co-hosting 260 delegates from 30-plus countries who came to the province for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists congress. The group had dozens of agri-food experiences, including wine sampling at … Continue reading

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Journalists have a vital role in fighting global hunger

Imagine opening the pages of your Guelph Mercury in a country where the media was not free. You wouldn’t know if what you were reading was the truth or propaganda. When the government controls information, unfavourable news is seldom reported. … Continue reading

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