With more than 25 years of experience in public affairs and communications, Chris Davison is leaving corporate and government affairs in Syngenta’s Guelph, Ontario office to take up a new role in Washington, DC. He is the new head, business sustainability for Syngenta North America.
The Canadian government has launched an app to help businesses interact more easily with federal programs and services.
The produce industry is relieved that threats have been cancelled to impose five per cent tariffs on Mexican goods crossing into the U.S. on June 10. The Border Trade Alliance offers some context.
Canadian agri-food stands to be deeply impacted if the global trade system unravels. That’s the warning from Al Mussell, Agri-Food Economic Systems research lead. Growers depending on exports of horticultural commodities should take heed.
Inclement weather, food recalls and widening trade gaps contributed to a 19-year low in the production of fresh vegetables in the U.S. in 2018. Onions, head lettuce, romaine lettuce and tomatoes accounted for much of the decline.
Temperatures, to date, in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley are favouring the start of cherry harvest as early as June 15. Near Oliver, the forecast is for as high as 33°C.
Plastic packaging is currently the subject of significant debate, both here in Canada and globally. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has convened a working group to support food quality and safety while reducing environmental impact of plastics. Here’s a glimpse into the work at hand.