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Local farmers team up to end hunger

Local farmers are teaming up to fight hunger around the world with the help of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. From left: M&R Feeds representative Brett Coughlin, UPA member Robbie Beck, Quebec Farmers Association representative Andrew Simms, UPA member Ralph Lang and his wife Melanie Lang.

Chris Lowrey
SHAWVILLE June 18, 2018
With hunger affecting hundreds of millions of people across the globe, a group of local farmers and businesses have teamed up to do their part in the fight.
Local farmer Ralph Lang has donated 10 acres of land to grow soft red winter wheat with the proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFB).
The CFB is an organization made up of 15 churches and Christian organizations whose main goal is to combat worldwide hunger.
The CFB has 244 growing projects from coast to coast, ranging in size from 250 acres to a few rows of potatoes.
Lang’s project marks the first growing project in Quebec in quite some time. For instance, in Ontario there are 116 growing projects.
This year Lang will grow wheat, next year the plan is to grow corn and then beans the following year.
Lang will harvest the crop and the Union des Producteurs Agricole (UPA) will sell the crop and donate the proceeds to the CFB.

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