This year could be a tricky year for Southwestern Ontario’s farm sector with tighter margins, looming questions over trade deals, and maybe even interest rate hikes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @JohnatLFPress
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