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John Miner, The London Free Press
John has worked as a journalist for more than a dozen newspapers and magazines, covering everything from agriculture to city hall in a career that started in the mid-1970s. He joined the Free Press in 1987 as a business reporter and was business editor for much of the 1990s. Email email@example.com or twitter @JohnatLFPress
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Ontario's police watchdog has confirmed the identity of a man killed Friday in a confrontation with London police.
With a growing gap between the number of people willing to work on the farm and the need for workers, Canada’s reliance on foreign workers is set to soar, a national think-tank predicts.
Ontario farmers had the highest wheat yields in the province's history in 2016, but saw production drop substantially for the other two major cash crops, grain corn and soybeans, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday.
Rising power bills — not just lack of good jobs and high food prices — are forcing hundreds of thousands of Ontarians to turn to food banks, a new report by a food bank umbrella group warns.
It’s a bumper harvest that could come with a cost for Ontario farmers.
All they wanted was $10,000 for a wildlife project in the London area.
Once considered one of the world’s two worst hotspots for rabies, Ontario is again battling an outbreak of the deadly disease on the doorstep of Southwestern Ontario.
A method commonly used in the London region to handle the pound of poop that people produce daily has prompted a heated public battle between scientists.
After smashing yield records for wheat this year, Ontario farmers don’t expect to do nearly as well with their biggest cash crops — grain corn and soybeans.
For Ontario farmers, bumper corn and soybean crops are in the rear-view mirror.
Ontario’s agriculture minister has slammed the brakes on a proposal that would have stripped London-region vegetable farmers of their ability to bargain collectively with food processors.
It’s a standard that would eliminate almost all of Ontario’s current wind farms and the ones recently approved.
He’s likened himself to a hit man, the guy who does the dirty work so the minister of agriculture and the rest of the Ontario cabinet can keep their hands clean.
Derailed earlier this year, Huron County’s plan to investigate health complaints against wind farms could be back on track by fall.
A proposal to boost Ontario’s vegetable processing industry by removing the collective bargaining powers of the London-based farm association that represents growers could backfire, farmers warned Monday.
The head of the body that oversees Ontario’s 21 farm marketing boards is warning the province’s vegetable processing industry, based largely in the southwest, is heading for extinction unless changes are made to the marketing system.
A last-ditch attempt to stop an Oxford County wind farm, based on damage it will do to an endangered species, has run into a wall.
Already dealing with volatile markets, heavy debt loads and erratic weather, farmers are now struggling with another pressure - social media attacks.
Seven years after Ontario’s multi- billion-dollar, headlong plunge into wind energy, residents of the province are deeply divided on the project, a new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll has found.