BC’s hazelnut industry was decimated with eastern filbert blight in the last decade, but is getting new life with provincial funding of $300,000 over three years for a replant program. One of the growers is Helmut Hooge Farm, Agassiz, BC, host of a field day last fall.
As trade wars continue to escalate between the U.S. and China, American farmers are having second thoughts about their political loyalties. A majority still back President Trump, but that support is eroding.
Potato utopia is coming to downtown Toronto. To put the “oh!” in potato, go to the newest kiosk: Potatopia.
Federal science minister Kirsty Duncan has announced $2 million to develop disease resistance in greenhouse vegetables. The genomic research will enter a new phase under the guidance of researchers from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the University of Toronto.
Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. issued a recall on its Baby Spinach with Tender Reds on August 8, 2018 on advice that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency tests had detected potential for Listeria monocytogenes.