Each year the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) host an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to raise awareness of the produce industry. There were coordinated meetings with MPs over the course of two-day period.
Kevin Folta who is a professor in the horticultural science department at the University of Florida who played an instrumental role in the project to sequence the strawberry genome has called out the CBC for publishing Fake News about glyphosate.
The Advancing Women in Agriculture – East Conference (AWCeast) held in Niagara Falls, Ont., on October 30-31st offered several pre-conference workshops for farm women. One of them was called “the top 10 mistakes that break up a family business." Speaker Jolene Brown from east central Iowa got into the nitty gritty of the daily aggravations and farm business catastrophes and how to avoid them.
Since midnight November 7, Ippolito Produce employees have curbed movement of produce at the Ontario Food Terminal. The 25 employees are striking for better pay.
The National Apple Competition is held annually at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, now underway from November 3-12. Entries were judged from three provinces.
Ontario’s wines vie for the honour of being selected as official wines of the Ontario Legislative Assembly. For 2018, the red wine winner comes from Sandbanks Winery. The white wine hails from Reif Estate Winery.
Mucci Farms opened its second phase of strawberries under glass on October 26.
For the first time, Prince Edward Island’s $1billion potato industry is showcased in a 30-second TV ad. What does it take to produce a quality potato? It takes an island.
The federal government announced an investment of $1.75 million to Scotian Gold Cooperative Ltd., a producer-owned tree fruit cooperative to provide a new state-of-the-art apple packing facility in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia.