The United States has a crucial advantage over Canada in the crop protection regulatory system. In addition to protecting human health and the environment, registrants must prove a benefit.
The University of Windsor is a good role model for how it attracts new students. Rural municipalities could take a page from its playbook on enticing a new work force.
Ontario is home to 38 per cent of Canadians with more than 13 million consumers. This complex marketplace holds opportunities and challenges.
Canada’s sparkling wines are worthy of international competition, according to Tom Stevenson, one of the world’s leading experts. And taste testing proved it at the Cool Climate and Oenology Viticulture Institute.
Local businesses make important contributions to our economy. BC Buy Local has designated December 3 to 9 as Buy Local week,and shows ‘7 ways for 7 days’ to support your local businesses, farmers and artisans.
Ontario farmers are nearing the end of another fall harvest made possible by a seasonal labour program that has helped the province’s fruit and vegetable industry to thrive for more than 50 years.
This year’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ national recognition event culminated with awards on November 30 in Winnipeg. Fruit and vegetable growers. brothers Alex and Jordan McKay, were honoured for their diversification at Willowtree Farms, Port Perry. Ontario. Jinel and Craig Ference, Double F Farms, Kirriemuir, Alberta got the Western Canadian nod for cropping 10,000 acres, managing an8,000-head feedlot and overseeing 4,000 mother cows.
Innovation in Ontario’s greenhouse sector will be boosted, thanks to work with partners to streamline existing funding program.
Ontariofresh.ca is the province’s largest local online food network, connecting buyers, sellers and processors. Now it’s even more user-friendly, thanks to a major upgrade by the Greenbelt Fund.
Last day in a long career was November 30, 2018 for Ken Linington, policy advisor for Labour Issues Coordinating Committee. True to form, he attended a seminar “Labour Resources for Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers” on his second-last day and shared his extensive experience with growers.