The weather has won this fall’s battle writes Terence Hochstein, executive director, Potato Growers of Alberta. He predicts about 7,500 acres are affected in southern Alberta.
The 41st annual wine tasting event, held at Queen’s Park October 30, named the official wines of Ontario’s Legislative Assembly for 2020. For red wine, it’s Three Dog Winery 2017 Dog House Red and for white wine, it’s Vineland Estates Winery 2017 Unoaked Chardonnay.
Ontario’s ag minister Ernie Hardeman has announced the next intake for Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding will run from January 8 to 29, 2020.
McCain Foods has announced $80 million for a new Formed Potato Specialty production line at its existing Grand Falls, New Brunswick plant.
Passionate and politic – that’s the best way to describe this year’s crop of Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture who competed at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 2. This year’s senior champion was Ellie Stauffer from Alberta. The junior champion was also an Albertan: Ryley Mappin.
In a precarious time, bolder agricultural policy can be a greater force, and help unify the country according to a report from Agri-Food Economic Systems.
Congratulations to Fresh Co #9690, Hamilton, for building the best fall harvest display. Consumers voted through the Instagram and Facebook accounts of Foodland Ontario.
The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers honoured Shalin Khosla at its annual general meeting on October 29. He’s retiring as greenhouse vegetable specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.