Homestead Organics Sebringville Feed Mill Purchase to Lead to Jobs in Perth County FEB 2, 2016

Homestead Organics Sebringville Feed Mill Purchase to Lead to Jobs in Perth County FEB 2, 2016

An official ceremony was held on January 29th 2016 to transfer the Sebringville Feed Mill from from Hensall District Co-operative, Inc. (HDC) to Homestead Organics Ltd. In attendance were local elected officials, media representatives, business partners, organic farmers, and customers of Homestead Organics. Homestead Organics and HDC have been in discussions and have agreed upon […]

1st Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival A Hit by Reg Coffey

1st Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival A Hit by Reg Coffey

CFN – It was a great day for the 1st Annual Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival in Cornwall’s Lamoureax Park. You couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was bright and sunny with a cool breeze blowing off the river. While we were setting up at 8 AM you could see the sun reflecting off what […]

Strong Demand & Prices for Organic Grain In Ontario Hot Topic at Guelph Organic Conference JAN 31, 2015

Strong Demand & Prices for Organic Grain In Ontario Hot Topic at Guelph Organic Conference JAN 31, 2015

  CFN – Organic grain traders, buyers and processors are paying top dollar for corn, soybeans and many other grains and expect this trend to continue. “Depending on test weight and the shipping period, we expect to pay $12 to $14.50 per bushel for organic corn in 2015,” says Rita Felder, Owner and CEO of […]

Agriculture Minister’s Turn to Determine the Future of Alfred College – Oct 31, 2014

Agriculture Minister’s Turn to Determine the Future of Alfred College – Oct 31, 2014

  ALFRED (Ontario) — The Alfred College Advisory Committee is glad to see consultations and analysis coming to a close concerning the future of Alfred College, and to know that the report of the facilitator, Marc Godbout, will soon be submitted to Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.   The Chair of the […]

EI Premium Rebate is Political Marketing – Letter to the Editor by Tom Manley

EI Premium Rebate is Political Marketing – Letter to the Editor by Tom Manley

The old saying is “any free advertising is good advertising”. The Harper Conservatives exploit that by getting air time over a useless rebate in EI premiums. In fact, they get double messaging by falsely claiming job creation benefits. For one, a rebate of pennies in EI premiums to small businesses does not create jobs. A […]

Is Tom Manley the Liberal Front Runner for Justin Trudeau in SD&SG by Jamie Gilcig – Aug 18, 2014

Is Tom Manley the Liberal Front Runner for Justin Trudeau in SD&SG by Jamie Gilcig – Aug 18, 2014

(Tom Manley holding Fitzy the Wonder Dachshund!) CFN –   Tom Manley is an interesting politician.   From his stunning results for the Green Party he shifted to the Liberals in SD&SG.   He has been one of the true pillars of the party since his run for MP a few elections ago. Fluently bilingual, […]

Organic Council of Ontario Calls for Continuing Education and Research at Alfred College

CFN – Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) board member Tom Manley called for continued diploma education programs, organic dairy research, and rural waste water management research at Alfred Ontario in Eastern Ontario.   Mr. Manley, owner of Homestead Organics in Eastern Ontario, is also the President of the Alfred College Community Advisory Council. He attended the […]

Tom Manley at the Federal Liberal Biennial Policy Convention in Montreal – Feb 25, 2014

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Tom Manley at the Federal Liberal Biennial Policy Convention in Montreal – Feb 25, 2014

CFN – A major discussion of the biennial Liberal Convention in Montreal was the need for infrastructure, both physical such as rail, human such as education, and services such as health care. Clearly, infrastructure is the critical role of government. Even though the private sector will usually build infrastructure, only government can pool the collective […]

Tom Manley at the Federal Liberal Biennial Policy Convention in Montreal – Feb 23, 2014

Tom Manley at the Federal Liberal Biennial Policy Convention in Montreal – Feb 23, 2014

CFN – The is the Liberal Party biennial policy convention in Montreal. What is a policy convention? After all, some presume that the Party Leader does what he wants to get votes. . So I asked Maryanne Kampouris about policy development. Maryanne was elected the National Policy Chair in 2012 and is acclaimed this year to a second term. […]

Tom Manley – Day 2 from the National Liberal Convention in Montreal – Feb 22, 2014 #cdnpoli

Tom Manley – Day 2 from the National Liberal Convention in Montreal – Feb 22, 2014 #cdnpoli

CFN –  Tom Manley, pictured with Stephane Dion & David Jones from right to left above, reports from Day 2 of the big Liberal AGM in Montreal. On media access: I remember reading that media access was really difficult at the recent Conservative convention last year. Therefore, I asked the question to Terry Milewski, Senior Correspondent […]

Tom Manley Reports from the National Liberal Convention in Montreal – Friday February 21, 2014

Tom Manley Reports from the National Liberal Convention in Montreal – Friday February 21, 2014

CFN – This is Tom Manley reporting from the floor of the national convention in Montreal of the Liberal Party of Canada. I am traveling from Cornwall and Stormont Dundas South Glengarry. With me are Del Jones of Morrisburg, president of the SDSG Federal Liberal Association and declared candidate for the Liberal provincial nomination. I […]

Three Generations of Ownership @ Homestead Organics Announce Purchase of New Processing Facility by Reg Coffey

Three Generations of Ownership @ Homestead Organics Announce Purchase of New Processing Facility by Reg Coffey

  CFN – Homestead Organics is moving their grain operations to Morrisburg. Tom Manley held a press conference in their new facility yesterday to announce the finalizing of the purchase of the property on Allison Drive in Morrisburg. Tom, along with his father Murray and his son Yannik, outlined the rational of the move from […]

The Manley Family Celebrates 25 Years of Homestead Organics in Berwick Ontario – October 14, 2013

The Manley Family Celebrates 25 Years of Homestead Organics in Berwick Ontario – October 14, 2013

CFN – Homestead Organics just celebrated its 25th Anniversary! Family businesses are becoming rare these days, but Homestead organics now has its third generation working in son Yannick is now in the fold!   This year, Homestead Organics celebrates its 25th birthday!  Things have come a long way since 1988, when Murray and Carrie created Homestead […]