The historic floods of the Saint John River have been devastating in southern reaches of New Brunswick – Fredericton and Moncton -- but have had no effect on potato growers at higher elevations.
The Ontario government is supporting upgrades to three vegetable processing facilities owned by Bonduelle Canada Inc – good news for Ontario’s 200 processing vegetable growers.
The teacher panel, featured at AgScape 2018 annual meeting, agrees that field trips are effective way to engage children about agriculture.
For Okanagan Valley fruit farmer Sukhjit Sidhu, this year’s labour crunch is stressing his ability to maintain his orchards. Many other growers are in the same predicament.
Not only Florida tomato growers, but blueberry growers are asking for protection in the NAFTA negotiations.
One death in California has been attributed to the E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce, traced to a farm in Yuma, Arizona. As of May 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict more reports of sickness.
Canada’s largest grocer, Loblaw, has announced a national roll-out of its on-line grocery business. Another disruptive trend, robots, will be increasingly used in distribution centres.
For Asparagus Farmers of Ontario, it’s been a late spring. Based on the two-week weather forecast, first shipments to the Ontario Food Terminal and major grocers are anticipated week of May 14.