As the pandemic continues and travel restrictions remain, the organizers at Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute have postponed this event until July 17-21, 2022.
American farm leaders have listed three priorities for the incoming Biden government: COVID-testing and vaccinations for essential food chain workers, predictable language in the next farm bill and ratification of trade agreements.
The American-based United Fresh Produce Association and allied partners are lobbying already to make essential workers in agriculture and food a priority when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.
A California congressman, Jim Costa, is one of two candidates who have declared interest in chairing the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. He represents an agricultural district surrounding Fresno.
If the new administration doesn’t move forward with trade negotiations in Europe and Japan, this could present Canadian agriculture with an opportunity to better leverage its first-mover advantage secured in agreements, including CPTPP and CETA. That’s the insight provided by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits says that harvest of its Arctic non-browning apple is the largest to date with 1,350 acres. The apple is grown specifically for fresh-cut applications.
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