Few women and few applicants under 30 join the ranks of truck drivers.What can be done to improve the image of this important role in the produce chain asks Jennifer Morris.
Provincial issues such as the future of the Ontario Food Terminal continue to simmer over the summeragainst the backdrop of a fall federal election reports Gordon Stock.
Crop protection, labour, business risk management – these are just some of the issues that OFVGA takes forward to provincial and federal agencies.
A cold, wet spring dictated a late planting of potatoes in eastern Canada. In western Canada, where acreage is increasing, the crop would benefit from rain. Statistics Canada will release seeded acreage numbers on July 18.
As part of Ontario’s cabinet overhaul, other changes are also underway. On June 26, agriculture minister Ernie Hardeman welcomed Toby Barrett as parliamentary assistant for agriculture and food.
Perspectives on food safety differ in Europe compared to the United States. Shifting trends may inspire farmers to grow more protected crops rather than open field vegetables. Hydroponic lettuce is a case in point.
Eric Johnson explains the impact of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program for his Jamaican community. He’s one of the workers employed by Lingwood Farms in Ontario.
Thanks to plentiful rain, it’s a big crop of Ontario strawberries this year. Diane Cooper, Strawberry Tyme, explains the benefits of protected cover for strawberries grown on tabletops near Simcoe, Ontario.