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Manitoba announces support to bring farmers’ markets online

Manitoba will provide a total of $160,000 to Direct Farm Manitoba to purchase a software platform allowing Manitobans to order food online from local producers and farmers’ markets.

Ontario invests $2.5 million to grow agri-food e-business during COVID-19

Ontario producers can apply for funding to help with costs associated with moving online, such as the development of an online sales platform, website design, and minor facility modifications.

Ontario declares community gardens an essential service

The Ontario government declared allotment gardens and community gardens an essential source of fresh food and they will be allowed to open.
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Juicy new approaches in cover cropping

Californian researcher Eric Brennan is exploring the idea of “cover crop juice” as an on-farm source of nitrogen to boost fertility in high-intensity vegetable production. The juice, which contains about 50 per cent of the mustard’s nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, could be used on adjacent fields as a fertilizer replacement. » Read more...
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From the Editor: Field of dreams

As producers with the most skin the game, what does a better agriculture and agri-food system look like to you? What does it look like within Canada, and if we take a larger step back and think globally? From soil to store, where can we do better? » Read more...
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