Ontario’s ginseng industry generates $239 million in sales, mostly to Asia. New federal funding will boost opportunities to grow the industry.
Moody skies over a field of fall vegetables echo the frame of mind of Ontario’s growers, as they face a minimum wage increase to $14/hour as of January 1.
Farm & Food Care Ontario released it fourth edition of The Real Dirt on Farming magazine earlier this month. Starting on page 20-23 the publication covers fruit and vegetable crops providing farmer profiles, did you know facts and more.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), an Ontario government ministry released a draft of a provincial soil health strategy. Farmers and industry stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback before December 31, 2017.
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) extended its reach at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this year with a revamped booth space in the horticulture section, which had not seen much change over the past several years.
Each year the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) host an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to raise awareness of the produce industry. There were coordinated meetings with MPs over the course of two-day period.
Kevin Folta who is a professor in the horticultural science department at the University of Florida who played an instrumental role in the project to sequence the strawberry genome has called out the CBC for publishing Fake News about glyphosate.