An artist offers a rendering of what the final plant will look like.

Alberta’s potato industry is boosted with Cavendish Farms’ $360 million investment in a processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta. The plant should be in production by fall 2019. 

Vegetable fields are flooded in Florida, but worse, is lack of labour.

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.

Estimates for Top Five Canadian Apple Varieties by Volume for 2017

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.

CCOVI viticulturist Jim Willwerth was busy collecting the first round of grape samples at vineyards throughout the Niagara region on September 4.

A later grape harvest is expected this year in Ontario. Preharvest monitoring tracks key indicators of ripeness at several vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula.

A drone recreates an industry photo from 1921 as the Grape Growers of Ontario celebrate their 70th anniversary. Photo by Denis Cahill.

The Grape Growers of Ontario, representing more than 500 members producing grapes on 17,000 acres, celebrate the association’s 70th anniversary.