The American, Canadian and Mexican flags represent billions in trade.

With a tough round of NAFTA renegotiations concluded in Washington, talks move to Mexico in a later than anticipated fifth round on November 17-21.

McCain Foods officials opened the expanded processing line on October 19.

McCain Foods opens its expanded processing line in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick. That’s good news for local growers with a need for an additional 4,000 acres of potatoes.

Vineland’s newest Innovation Report features sweet potatoes.

Jim Brandle, CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre reflects on a decade of success, from a one-acre collaborative greenhouse technology centre to automation using robots. In the near future, expect a new sweet potato variety.  

Debbie Inglis, director, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute

What sensory cues might encourage consumers to buy a Canadian wine? That’s part of the research to be explored in a one-of-a-kind, mediated-reality wine laboratory in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The Ambrosia apple is known for its sweet, almost honey-like flavour.

The Ambrosia apple, discovered in the 1990s as a chance seedling in Cawston, British Columbia, is now a consumer favourite in Canada. A brand refresh is underway by BC Tree Fruits.

Canada’s potato harvest is almost done with a few regional exceptions. Due to weather and market conditions, Kevin MacIsaac says there are a few unusual movement patterns this year. 

Hazelnuts near harvest

Federal funding of almost half a million dollars will help boost Ontario’s fledgling hazelnut industry.  To date, about 300 to 400 acres are in the ground, but the first sizeable harvest isn’t expected until 2021.

 Trucks wait to be weighed at the Sun-Brite plant for processing tomatoes, Leamington, ON.  Photo by Glenn Lowson

A newly constituted board of directors meets for the first time to chart the course for Ontario’s $100 million processing vegetable industry.