farming

Discussing agriculture’s future at AgendaCamp

Discussions on the future of the agricultural economy in Ontario are well underway as about 100 participants are gathered here in Kingston today for AgendaCamp.

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TVO AgendaCamp on my agenda

The economy is top of mind with most of us these days – including TVO’s The Agenda. The nightly Ontario TV show is heading to Kingston this weekend as part of its “On the Road” series focusing on local economies in the province. And I’m going to be part of the fun.

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Old world to new

How things can change in a week. Last week I was on a mountainside in Austria, photographing cows and learning about how local farmers are keeping history and tradition alive in the next generation. Today I’m about as far from tradition and that Old World mountainside as I can get – in the glitz and […]

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It was like looking in a mirror

It was an all-too-familiar tune and one that most in the international audience could strongly relate to. The President of the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry for Styria (one of Austria’s nine provinces), Gerhard Wlodkowski, talked to us about his organization’s activities last night – and chief among them was raising public awareness about how […]

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Following the money

The topic of subsidies is always a heated one in the farming world. Canadian farmers claim the Americans get too much support from their government. The Americans claim they need more to keep up with what the European governments give their farmers…and on and on it goes. Here in Slovakia, subsidies are also an issue. […]

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Farmers doing more than their share

The following editorial was published in the Waterloo Region Record on Friday August 1. Farmers doing more than their fair share for the environment August 01, 2008 Lilian Schaer Food and farming are never far from the collective consciousness of Waterloo Region. After all, we’re home to one of the most diverse agricultural areas in […]

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