The provincial minor use coordinators are gathering input from their stakeholders about critical priorities for pathology, entomology and weed science.
Food retail consultantPeter Chapman is offering a free webinar for food producers and processors on how to work with retail customers during the COVID-19 virus crisis.
Seasonal agricultural workers such as Jamaican Willy Green are crucial to the 2020 growing season. The federal government is providing exemptions to the travel ban however logistics are still to be announced.
Farm Credit Canada has received an enhancement to its capital base that will allow for an additional $5 billion in lending capacity. Federal ag minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced March 23 that the infusion will help with spring planting.
More details are emerging that protocols will be put in place to allow entry of seasonal agricultural workers. Upon arrival, they must isolate for two weeks.
CanadaGAP issues guidance on upcoming audits. Based on risk assessment, certification bodies may be able to extend certificates for up to six months under extraordinary circumstances.
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association is encouraged by the federal government’s support for the conditional resumption of seasonal agricultural workers coming to Canada. However, more concrete details are up in the air.
The Potato Sustainability Alliance, based in Madison, Wisconsin welcomes HZPC Americas Corporation to its membership. The breeding and seed potato trading company is based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Canada’s largest food rescue organization is setting up a national network that will support food redistribution efforts across the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has cancelled the industry’s biggest gathering, slated for May 12-14 in Toronto. See the details for next steps.