Specialty Production

Virginia startup turning tobacco into biofuel August 2016

As foreign competition and falling U.S. demand are hurting American tobacco farmers, a Virginia company is preparing the crop’s second act as a biofuel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Bird management options for fruit growers July 2016

Bird damage may be more intense in dry years as birds turn to fruit to meet nutrition and hydration needs. Fruit growers can employ one or more bird deterrents. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The business of farming insects July 2016

Entomo Farms sells both roasted and powdered crickets and mealworms. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

5 million taps by 2017: June 2016

Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec accepts the application of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

One food to rule them all: June 2016

Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, which helps agribusinesses in accessing new markets, profiled Amazing Grains as one of Ontario's most recent success stories. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Dairy farmers rally for supply management June 2016

Thousands of dairy farmers and supporters rallied on Parliament Hill this week, to highlight the critical importance of supply management in Canada. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Quebec's outstanding maple syrup season May 2016

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ) reports that the province's 2016 maple syrup production was an outstanding 148.2 million pounds. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Understanding milk pricing and revenue in a time of change May 2016

An Independent Agri-Food Policy Note released by Agri-Food Economic Systems provides new perspectives and analysis on changes in milk pricing and revenue. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Free aquaponics webinar May 2016

A series of webinars discussing aquaculture production will be hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist D. Allen Patillo. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ramblin’ Road brewery dedicated to creating unique products April 2016

John Picard, owner of Ramblin’ Road Brewery in La Salette, Ont., was raised on a farm, worked tobacco fields through his teens and studied economics as a young adult. He always had it “in his blood” to return to farming. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario farmers find sweet success with birch syrup April 2016

Golden birch syrup is a semi-sweet flavoured syrup made from sap of yellow birch trees on Wagram Springs Farm in Wellington County. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Growing local grains, one seed at a time April 2016

Shelley and Tony Spruit grow conventional crops, but also began experimenting with alternatives, planting varieties not traditionally grown in Ontario. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian dairy farmers stand united April 2016

Dairy farmers not happy with the Canadian government regarding lack of enforcement of Canadian cheese compositional standards. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The many benefits of using windbreaks April 2016

Windbreaks are an effective way to trap snow and prevent snow build-up around driveways and laneways, buildings, farmyards and other high-use areas. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

First commercial aquaponics producer of medical marijuana in Canada now licensed February 2016

Green Relief Inc. of Flamborough, Ont. has become the Hamilton's area's first and Canada's 28th licensed producer of medical marijuana. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario company launches made-for-farming drone technology February 2016

A new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed and built in Ontario specifically for agricultural uses has been launched on the market. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Colio Estate Wines announces purchase agreement February 2016

Colio Estate Wines recently announced it has purchased Provincial Beverages of Canada Inc. – a producer of premium, Ontario craft ciders and beer. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Studying the impact of climate change on quality of maple syrup February 2016

Researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst believe they are the first to look at impact of climate change on sap quality. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New ARS bee genebank February 2016

The Agricultural Research Service is organizing a national bee genebank as part of the agency's response to ongoing problems facing U.S. beekeepers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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