Grower intentions for the BC Icewine harvest are down in 2019 with a total of 125 acres registered. That figure is off the pace of 200 acres in recent years.

The 10th annual Canada Food Price Report predicts that vegetable prices will increase by two to four per cent in 2020.  Fruit prices could go up by 1.5 to 3.5 per cent.

Researchers at the University of Windsor are looking to the sun to help solve a challenge for Ontario greenhouse growers – how to expand the sector sustainably while reducing its environmental footprint. 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is extending mandatory compliance for Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) traceability requirements specific to produce packaging. The fruit and vegetable industry has until January 15, 2021 to use the current stock of packaging material.

While it’s unlikely that activists would raid a potato-packing facility, the integrity and security of the food safety system must be upheld. That’s why Ontario’s proposed new legislation – Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act 2019 – is relevant beyond livestock farmers. 

Shown at the OFVGA Lobby Day at Queen’s Park are: (L-R) OFVGA chair Bill George Jr.; Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and responsible for Francophone Affairs; director Jason Verkaik; director George Gilvesy and executive director Alison Robertson.

Relationship-building is key to positive dialogue on quickly evolving files. That’s what leaders of the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association experienced on November 26 as they met at Queen’s Park. 

Fred Webber, president and CEO of the Dispute Resolution Corporation has a reminder.In a FOB sale, the shipper owns the loss before it gets on the truck, and the buyer owns the loss after the truck is loaded.    

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