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Finding food that originates in Chatham-Kent and Ontario over the winter

By Kim Cooper, Economic Development Officer, Agriculture Specialist for the municipality of Chatham-Kent. In many articles I’ve written, I have mentioned buying local and buying fresh. I believe most of us realize the importance of buying quality food products for ourselves and our family, as well as the importance of supporting our local producers. One of the […]

Chatham-Kent 2018 International Plowing Match

Volunteers are still needed Over the next three years the municipality of Chatham-Kent will construct a new town, located near the village of Pain Court, due west of Chatham. For a five day period in September 2018, this little city could double Chatham-Kent’s existing 100,000+ population. Its buildings will be constructed of canvassed vinyl, and sod […]

The young are on board, literally

In Ontario’s Northumberland County, young farmers make up the majority on many commodity and farm boards. Here’s how we do it By Amy Petherick, Contributor to Country Guide There’s nothing like an unexpected dinner invitation to get the attention of a person who is normally responsible for daily meal preparation. The invitation arrived by text, and […]

Thompsons Limited Announces Agreement With IGPC Ethanol Inc.

BLENHEIM, ON (April 29, 2015) Thompsons Limited announces an agreement with IGPC to partner for sourcing corn for 50MM gal/yr. ethanol facility for IGPC in Aylmer, Ontario effective October 1, 2015. “Thompsons is excited to expand our originations footprint in Ontario by partnering with IGPC. We are looking forward to revolutionizing customer service with both current […]

Get the “Real Dirt on Farming”

If you missed the Globe and Mail insert in Saturday’s paper, you can view a copy online. The Real Dirt on Farming booklet is designed to connect you with the food you eat, and introduce you to some of Canada’s farm families. This booklet provides basic facts on topics such as the difference between growing […]

Thompsons Limited acquires Rannoch Grains Inc.

BLENHEIM, Ontario, March 30, 2015 Thompsons Limited announces today it has acquired Rannoch Grains Inc., of Rannoch, Ontario, near St. Marys. “This opportunity expands the reach for our Grain Marketing, Agronomy Solutions and Food Products business into a strategic geographic location that will help us better serve our customers,” said Dawn Betancourt, President of Thompsons […]

Temperatures climbing? Check the grain bins.

Warmer weather’s nice, but could affect grain quality. As much as warmer weather may have growers in Ontario thinking of spring planting, a provincial ag specialist warns farmers to consider the old crop ahead of any plans for the new crop. Temperatures are moderating and in southern Ontario, they’ve risen well above freezing for the […]

Ridgetown College student mentorship program

Insight for a career in the agri-food industry Thompsons Blenheim facility was host to four University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus students enrolled in the new Mentorship Program. They learned about future career opportunities in the agri-food industry starting with a tour of one of our 11 Ontario facilities. They also spent some time learning about our advanced agronomy solutions technology.