Crop protection giant, Bayer, which bought Monsanto in a mega deal, is moving its crop science headquarters to St. Louis and closing its Research Triangle Park facilities.
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, met with agri-food stakeholders at the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers in Leamington, Ontario on July 23, 2019 to highlight a new three-year immigration pilot.
The Canadian Horticultural Council and other coalition partners are disappointed in the lack of concrete action from ag ministers regarding the impact of global trade volatility.
Spearheaded by Alberta Innovates and the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, together with Alberta’s Olds College and Lakeland College, the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network is expected to begin with eight partners. They hail from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.
Members from the International Fruit Tree Association are visiting the Norfolk County and Georgian Bay areas of Ontario on July 22, 23 and 24. Chris Hedges will be one of the hosts, who will tour visitors through his 250 acres of apple orchards and a new controlled atmosphere facility near Vanessa, Ontario.
Statistics Canada released its seeded acreage report on July 18, revealing an overall increase of 3.3% or 11,526 acres. Four provinces have increased acreage to meet the demands of new processing contracts.
Federal and provincial agriculture ministers agree to agree on a diverse range of issues. The final communiqué of the annual meeting reveals lots of work ahead on labour, trade and business risk management files.
Island farmers welcome financial relief for the hardships endured during a rainy fall 2018 that left 2,800 hectares of potatoes unharvested.
The Canadian greenhouse vegetable industry is highly integrated with the U.S. and Mexico. As an example, NatureFresh Farms has announced that Paul Hulsbos will join the organization as procurement manager in Mexico.
With roadside markets and farmers’ markets at full peak, it’s a worthy question to consider whether these growers need a membership in the Dispute Resolution Corporation to meet Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. A recent newsletter offers the scenarios.