The next generation of farmers may not be born in this land, but for this land. Statistics Canada does not track foreign-born farmers, but here is one story of how a fourth-generation business is recruiting talent from other countries.
CPMA is hosting food safety forums in January and February across Canada. The timing is to address the Canada Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which are now in force.
President Trump’s most recent tweets have caused only a wall of angst. As NAFTA renegotiations restart Jan 23-28, Canadian stakeholders hope that the bon vivant nature of Montreal will have a positive effect.
More than 1,500 food and beverage processing businesses across the country unite to launch new Ottawa-based, national organization mandated to work with governments and other stakeholders on industry priorities.
On January 17, Instacart rolls out same-day grocery delivery service at Real Canadian Superstore and Zehrs locations in a cluster of southwestern Ontario cities. More than 518,000 local households will have ability to have groceries delivered in as little as an hour.
A former potato, blueberry and beef farmer assumes the agriculture and fisheries portfolio in Prince Edward Island in a recent cabinet shuffle. Robert Henderson is well-known as the previous minister of health and wellness.
For berry growers, Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is an invasive pest which is causing more damage, earlier every season. Michigan State University researchers are hosting the latest results of U.S.-led biological control in an upcoming webinar.
For the first time in 25 years, an American president addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation. With 7,400 farmers in attendance, he spoke only briefly about ongoing NAFTA negotiations.
In the U.S., wage rates are rising for temporary agricultural workers. Washington state, the number one apple producer, has one of the highest rates at $14.12 per hour.