Recent News

Sweet potato harvest hit hard in North Carolina

Sweet potatoes are under water in parts of North Carolina, as a result of hurricane Florence. Only one-quarter of the crop, valued at $350 million U.S. last year, had been harvested. Meanwhile, Canada’s largest grower says the industry will work together to help fulfill market demand. 

Plan for seasonal changes in trucking

Everything from extreme cold, snow, ice, high winds…and fog… can slow down transportation of produce. Plan now for seasonal changes. 

Bosc pears in stores shortly

The Bosc variety comprises about 30 per cent of the commercial pear production in Ontario.  Watch for them in stores and markets in late September and early October. 

Premier Ford committed to farmers

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.

United Fresh gathers in Washington

The United Fresh Washington Conference, Sept 24-26, will be the epi-centre of U.S. discussions on fresh produce trade, markets and related public policy issues.  Ontario industry representatives will be there to ensure members remain current and competitive in this climate of uncertainty.

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