Less than half of one per cent of Canadian commercial forests are harvested for paper-based packaging. That’s a fact released by the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council during National Forest Week, September 19-25, 2021.
Cleanfarms is holding one-day events throughout British Columbia’s interior to pick up unwanted agricultural pesticides. Check the schedule for the location nearest you from September 27 to October 21. The service will not return to this area again until 2024.
The Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative is calling for applications that would support knowledge transfer, research synthesis or commercialization. All applications must align with research priorities, one of which is productive land capacity.
The recent merger between Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern means there is now a single-line, competitive option for domestic intermodal shipments between Mexico, the U.S. Midwest, and Canada. Rail can now compete with trucks for time-sensitive shipments in high-value perishables.
More than $280,000 in grant money will support future planting of 75,000 tender fruit trees and 10,000 grapevines across the Niagara region. It’s one of two specialty crop areas protected by Ontario’s Greenbelt.
Winnipeg-based Peak of the Market appoints Deena Clarke as chief financial officer. And broadens the executive team with Jodi Johnson in the newly created position of marketing and communications.
After a one-year hiatus, the ONHops BrewOff is back. This year’s beer style is American pale ale. Organizers must receive the completed entry form and registration fee by 4 pm, October 29.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced either pre-harvest or finished product testing as part of its requirements for accepting California-grown romaine lettuce into Canada between September 30 and December 31, 2021.
The Produce Marketing Association has cancelled the in-person event in New Orleans, Louisiana that was scheduled for October 28-30. The city is still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Ida and now remnants of tropical storm Nicholas.
Plentiful July rain and sunny August days have contributed to sweetness and flavour in the 2021 Ontario apple crop. That said, the crop will be down about 15 per cent due to spring frosts according to Cathy McKay, chair of Ontario Apple Growers.