Workers continue to hold a picket line at the Ontario Food Terminal.  

Since midnight November 7,  Ippolito Produce employees have curbed movement of produce at the Ontario Food Terminal. The 25 employees are striking for better pay.  

A beautiful display showcases the entrants to the National Apple Competition.

The National Apple Competition is held annually at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, now underway from November 3-12. Entries were judged from three provinces.

(L-R) Bill Schenck, vice chair; Jim Morrison, board director; Doug Whitty, 2017 Grape King; Honourable Dave Levac, Speaker of the House; Matthias Oppenlaender, board chair; and Debbie Zimmerman (CEO) celebrate the official 2018 wine picks for the Ontario Legislature.

Ontario’s wines vie for the honour of being selected as official wines of the Ontario Legislative Assembly. For 2018, the red wine winner comes from Sandbanks Winery. The white wine hails from Reif Estate Winery.    

For the first time, Prince Edward Island’s $1billion potato industry is showcased in a 30-second TV ad. What does it take to produce a quality potato? It takes an island.

The pearl-sized Tomberry fits in your hand.

The highly innovative greenhouse industry has initialled another first: the world’s smallest tomato. NatureFresh Farms expects to market the tomato in the spring of 2018.

NatureFresh Farms owns what is believed as the first scent detection dog working in pest management in the world. NatureFresh Farms adopted a dog named Chili, a 15-month old female Belgian Shepherd to help combat Pepper Weevil.

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Small business tax changes loom

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Process for accessing hort funds

Ontario growers already enrolled in SDRM programs are eligible for provincial funding.

CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

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Podcast episode 8

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its eighth-podcast episode with guest Dave VanSegbrook to get a behind the scenes perspective based on our December cover story called “Brussels sprouts: a vegetable crop competing in a global marketplace”.

Lobbying efforts matter

Lobbying efforts have moved the discussion forward on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act-like deemed trust in Canada.

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