Execulytics Consulting is launching the Produce Almanac, 2020 edition. One key asset is the retail price comparisons weekly 2019 vs 2018, weekly organic vs conventional, varieties within a category, size premiums and source differences.
The showcase of 2020 Innovation Award nominees will be a top attraction in Berlin from Feb 5-7. One of them is a cross between Chinese green cabbage and broccoli with a distinctive purple stalk.
The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers confirmed its 2020 board. The sector earned just under $90 million in farmgate sales in 2019. Sweet corn had its strongest showing in four years with an estimated $8.017 million in farmgate value.
ChemChina and Sinochem are consolidating their agricultural businesses into a new holding company to be called the Syngenta Group Co. ADAMA is becoming a member of this group.
The P.E.I. Potato Board is launching a series of short videos which will give consumers a better idea of how Island potatoes are grown. The planting and harvesting videos have been released in advance of “Potato Month” celebrated in February.
To date, more than 135 Ontario beekeepers have received federal/provincial funding to equip themselves with better tools to prevent diseases, improve winter survival, adopt best management practices and grow their businesses.
Ontario Agri-Food Technologies is launching a pilot project called the Commercial Deal Accelerator, thanks to $100K in funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
Local restaurants will compete for best “potahto” dish using Manitoba- grown potatoes
Rural leaders and prospective board directors are encouraged to enroll in an online governance program offered by Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario. Beyond the basics of governance structure, this program addresses the behavioural and cultural aspects of boardroom dynamics.
Several Canadian companies will be on deck for the Fruit Logistica show in Berlin from February 5-7, 2020. It’s the fourth year for a Canadian pavilion with exposure to 78,000 trade show visitors.