It seems that when it comes to farmland, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan knows something that Ontario Premier Doug Ford doesn’t – that is, farmland must be protected, not given to developers and squandered.
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Author: Owen Roberts
U.S. apple production is expected to increase at least 10 per cent this year, thanks mainly to a bounce-back year in Washington. That’s making up for Michigan’s ho-hum production and declines in parts of the Midwest.Read More
If any political party wants to swoop in and try capturing Ontario’s farm and rural vote, I’d say now’s the time.
It’s hard to imagine anyone having faith in the government after the current Greenbelt debacle. But it’s a particular blow to rural Ontario, which has traditionally put its faith and hope in the Conservatives.
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The fight between the US and Mexico over genetically modified (GM) corn isn’t even at the dispute settlement panel stage yet. But that hasn’t stopped Canada from piling on.
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Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.