I Believe in Supply Management. I Believe in Farmers.

Whenever supply management is under pressure, the anxiety I felt as a kid during the World Trade Organization’s tariff negotiations always comes back to me. Far too young to understand what a tariff was, but knowing from my parents' conversations at the dinner table it could mean something bad for us, I started asking friends at school …

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You Deserve to Know Canadian Farmers

Last week, we celebrated Ag Day in Canada. For the first time, the agriculture industry came together to formally celebrate the abundance of safe and affordable food we are producing in Canada and the people (farmers) producing it. It was high time we celebrate and frankly, by not doing so, we have done a disservice …

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Check out my Local Food Week Guest Post on Bite My Words

Today’s guest post comes from Jen Christie, a dairy farmer in Ontario. We connected on twitter a little while ago. She’s been a great supporter of my blog so I was happy to hear that she was interested in writing a guest post for Local Food Week when I put out the call a few […] …

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Our 6th Generation Family Farm; Poised for Growth & an Exciting Future

Our family - the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th generations to farm on the original homestead, settled around 1855. This past year, my family embarked on a major milestone in the 155+ year history of Christhill Farms; we built a brand-new dairy barn, complete with robotic milking technology and a composting pack bed for the …

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Will $3.50 Corn Cool the Bruce County Land Grab?

Cattle graze in the rolling hills of the former Elderslie Township in Bruce County. An old corral sits vacant in a pasture abandoned for corn, still waiting to be harvested this spring. In a county where a young Aggie might get chuckled at by topsoil-rich neighbours in southern Ontario, the geologically challenged fields of Bruce …

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Wordless Wednesday: Caption & win some JD swag!

Snapped this one morning while looking after my niece on the farm. Give it your best caption and you could win (See below). Unable to come up with a clever caption, I'm doing my first giveaway, in return for your best, most entertaining, witty or cute caption. Perfect for this heatwave, up for grabs is …

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