It’s important to know who’s backing your crop protection products. In continuing fall-out from company mergers, some products such as Reason are changing hands.
On December 5, World Soil Day, the federal and Ontario governments launched a $5.75 million, multi-year project to strengthen environmental stewardship, enhance water quality and improve soil health.
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and VCM International have released research and analysis regarding plastic packaging in the produce sector.
Grower intentions for the BC Icewine harvest are down in 2019 with a total of 125 acres registered. That figure is off the pace of 200 acres in recent years.
The 10th annual Canada Food Price Report predicts that vegetable prices will increase by two to four per cent in 2020. Fruit prices could go up by 1.5 to 3.5 per cent.
Researchers at the University of Windsor are looking to the sun to help solve a challenge for Ontario greenhouse growers – how to expand the sector sustainably while reducing its environmental footprint.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is extending mandatory compliance for Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) traceability requirements specific to produce packaging. The fruit and vegetable industry has until January 15, 2021 to use the current stock of packaging material.
While it’s unlikely that activists would raid a potato-packing facility, the integrity and security of the food safety system must be upheld. That’s why Ontario’s proposed new legislation – Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act 2019 – is relevant beyond livestock farmers.
Stephanie Lariviere has been elected chair of CanAgPlus for 2020. Mike Furi joins her as vice-chair.