The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association annual general meeting will be held virtually on February 22, 2022. Stay tuned for a Zoom link.

Employment and Social Development Canada does not require proof of advertising for primary agriculture positions under the temporary foreign worker program. The exemption lasts until June 30, 2022. 

Unvaccinated or partially unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers returning to Canada will no longer be exempt from entry requirements as of January 15, 2022. The mandate will likely make supply chains even more precarious in the weeks ahead, as truck driver vacancies are at historic highs. 

Based in Québec City, the integrated potato company has announced the acquisition of Ferme G.G. & A Montminy, a large-scale seed producer located in the Péribonka region. It’s about 300 kilometres north of the provincial capital.  

The Netherlands-based, biological crop control company has changed its logo and visual identity after nearly 30 years. The new branding matches Koppert’s forward-looking ambition and reflects the company’s connection to nature.

In late December 2021, a truck convoy in downtown Charlottetown carried a protest message about the PEI border closure to potato exports to the United States.

Federal ag minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced a new Federal Ministerial Coordinating Committee on PEI potatoes to discuss how to open the border to exports to the U.S. Three of the committee’s ministers represent Atlantic Canada ridings:  Pettipas-Taylor, LeBlanc and MacAulay.