Tensions are growing between China and the U.S. as increased inspections of fruit have on-the-ground implications. A U.S. Apple representative explains the ripple effects.
The Ontario government is supporting upgrades to three vegetable processing facilities owned by Bonduelle Canada Inc – good news for Ontario’s 200 processing vegetable growers.
The teacher panel, featured at AgScape 2018 annual meeting, agrees that field trips are effective way to engage children about agriculture.
For Okanagan Valley fruit farmer Sukhjit Sidhu, this year’s labour crunch is stressing his ability to maintain his orchards. Many other growers are in the same predicament.
Not only Florida tomato growers, but blueberry growers are asking for protection in the NAFTA negotiations.
One death in California has been attributed to the E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce, traced to a farm in Yuma, Arizona. As of May 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict more reports of sickness.
Canada’s largest grocer, Loblaw, has announced a national roll-out of its on-line grocery business. Another disruptive trend, robots, will be increasingly used in distribution centres.
For Asparagus Farmers of Ontario, it’s been a late spring. Based on the two-week weather forecast, first shipments to the Ontario Food Terminal and major grocers are anticipated week of May 14.