Lloyd Herridge of Herridge's Farm Fresh Market in Mississauga is recognized as a 2019 local food champion by the Ontario ag ministry. The announcement launches Ontario’s Local Food Week, which runs June 3 to 10, 2019.

Mastronardi Produce, under the SUNSET brand, has revolutionized the tomato category by delivering a new level of quality, flavour and innovation. President and CEO Paul Mastronardi promises to repeat that success with strawberries, starting with a line-up of premium WOW berries at the United Fresh conference in Chicago, June 10-12, 2019.

L-R:  Charles Stevens, Caleigh Irwin, MP Wayne Easter, Bill George, Gordon Stock.

The last official horticultural lobbying event before the federal election was held on May 7 in Ottawa. Besides a food policy for Canada, crop protection and financial protection for growers, other files are in play.

When Corteva Agriscience goes live on June 3, the newest crop protection company estimates $14.3 billion in sales for 2019. The spinoff from DowDuPont will still be considered a heavyweight with 44 per cent of its product portfolio in crop protection and the remainder in seeds.