Jason Verkaik, president of Carron Farms in the Holland Marsh hopes to be the Conservative representative for York-Simcoe in the next federal election. Verkaik has a long history of leadership in provincial and national horticultural organizations.
Ontario will hold the line on further raises to the minimum wage currently at $14/hour. And a new natural gas program should mean lower heating and fuel costs for fruit and vegetable producers. Premier Doug Ford made the natural gas announcement at the International Plowing Match.
Polymer Logistics’ Canadian profile in reusable containers for transport and merchandising systems just got a boost with the appointment of Eric Biddiscombe. His long and broad tenure with Loblaw Companies gives him the ‘street creds’ to grow the Canadian arm of the company.
The Grape Growers of Ontario and Farm Credit Canada have announced that Chris Van de Laar of Niagara-on-the-Lake has been chosen by his peers as the 2018 Grape King. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Peter, who won the same distinction in 1985.
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