Hurricane Irma has disrupted the corridors of commerce from Florida to eastern Canada. The interconnectedness of the North American marketplace is felt by the entire produce chain.
A patchwork quilt of labour rates now exists across Canada, with five provinces raising minimum wages this fall.
Estimates for Canada’s 2017 apple harvest are close to last year’s crop with 16.4 million bushels. A historic variety, McIntosh, leads the way in volume. But Gala is in second place.
A later grape harvest is expected this year in Ontario. Preharvest monitoring tracks key indicators of ripeness at several vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula.
Congested highways are just one of the farm safety issues confronting growers.
Who is for NAFTA? It depends on commodity and geography.
Read highlights from our September cover story.
The Grape Growers of Ontario, representing more than 500 members producing grapes on 17,000 acres, celebrate the association’s 70th anniversary.
It’s a big decision to pick apple varieties which are the best fit for their unique cider style and region. A Cider and Perry Production course at the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute helps.