Fred Webber, president of the Dispute Resolution Corporation, counsels that trust was never more important than in these days of flux. The first-name relationships of the past will serve well moving into the future. 

Maintaining agri-food export capacity is key to Canada’s international positioning say co-authors of a policy note from Agri-Food Economic Systems. It’s an important consideration for greenhouse vegetables and potatoes. 

As the trickle of seasonal labour becomes a stream, the focus will shift to hygiene measures in the food chain in the weeks ahead.  The role of local public health units will also become magnified. 

More than 200 seasonal agricultural workers are expected on a flight from Mexico City to Toronto on April 9. That paves the way for more flights expected after Easter weekend.

While “storm chips” are a hot commodity in these days of self-isolation, the market for French fries has tanked with the closure of so many restaurants and foodservice. That’s making contract negotiations particularly tough at a time when growers are ready to seed.