News releases

New website showcases Ontario’s agricultural innovation

For immediate release Guelph ON, 24 September 2014 – A new website launched by the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre (ATCC) highlights innovation in Ontario’s agri-food sector. The initiative, AgInnovation Ontario, is designed to raise awareness of the wide range of innovative projects and opportunities in the province’s agriculture and agri-food industry. The site, available in English […]

Wanted: Farmers to grow hazelnuts

Fledgling industry ready to start planting trees For Immediate Release Simcoe, Ontario, May 20, 2013 — Erie Innovation and Commercialization is looking for farmers who are interested in being part of one of Ontario’s newest crops, hazelnuts. Varieties have been identified that will grow well in Ontario’s climate and the emerging sector is now seeking […]

Reproduction project marks major advancement in Ontario goat genetics

Ontario farmers encouraged to put business planning skills to the test

Apple and tender fruit growers appreciate support in wake of widespread crop damage

This release won a silver award for news release writing at the 2012 Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation awards Agriculture minister tours affected areas, meets with industry leaders Vineland, ON, May 10, 2012 – Ontario’s apple and tender fruit growers are appreciative of the concern and support they’re receiving from consumers, media and the provincial government […]

Fruit and vegetable growers applaud Ontario budget announcement

Guelph, March 31 2011 – Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers are applauding the announcement of a new self-directed risk management program for the edible horticulture sector in this week’s provincial budget. Farmers have been lobbying for bankable, predictable and stable risk management programming for the last several years as the fruit and vegetable sector has […]

Farmers help bring fruit and vegetable snacks to northern Ontario schools

Guelph ON, January 26, 2011 – Ontario’s horticulture farmers have banded together with the provincial government again this year to bring healthy fruit and vegetable snacks to school children in Northern Ontario. The Northern School Snack Program has launched its 19 week program at 110 elementary schools. “The connection between food and health is undeniable,” […]

Soy 20/20 Intensifies Bioproduct Commercialization Efforts

Guelph, ON, January 14, 2011 – Soy 20/20 is stepping up its efforts to develop new industrial bioproduct markets for Canadian soybeans with the hiring of a new Director of Bioproduct Commercialization. The organization has hired Rob Roe to drive commercialization activities in the soy bioproducts area, with a particular focus on bringing new pilot […]

Tour real fruit and vegetable farms, virtually!

Guelph, Ontario, November 6, 2010 – The farm gates are “virtually” open on a series of new online farm tours being launched today. Online visitors can meet real Ontario farmers and tour real farms that grow grain, field vegetables, fruit and greenhouse vegetables – without putting their boots on. The project is part of ongoing […]

Evaluating weed stress management tools for corn

October 5, 2010- Too many weeds too early in the season can be stressful on corn, causing yield loss that can’t be recovered. Research now underway at the University of Guelph is hoping to identify tools to help farmers regain potential yields in affected corn crops. This project is designed to help identify options for […]