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CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

After a successful annual general meeting, CanAgPlus has appointed members from coast to coast to advise on the intricacies of the CanadaGAP program for 2018.

Congrats to Quebec’s OYF winners

Organic vegetable farmers from Quebec are honoured in Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Program.

Loss of Karl Kaiser

Karl Kaiser, 76, was an icon in the Canadian grape and wine industry. The industry mourns his loss. 

2017 OPMA honourees 

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.

Anju Gill leads BC Blueberry Council

The BC Blueberry Council is looking to the future with its appointment of Anju Gill as executive director.

Rick Mercer, a Canadian comedian and television personality released a “rant” on the Liberal government’s tax plans. He makes specific mention on how the proposed plans could impact farmers. Click here to watch. 

We have been following Andrew Campbell’s video series called The Dinner Starts Here as he tours 52 Canadian farms in 52 weeks. Of particular interest to us are his visits to fruit and vegetable farms. In his most recent stop, he went to Jason Verkaik’s farm called Carron Farms located in the Holland Marsh.

  L-R: Karel de Bruijn and Ron Van der Knaap, Van der Knaap Group), John Ketler and Frank Neufeld, NatureFresh Farms.

Growing peppers organically can be achieved above the soil with a new nutritional solution developed in the Netherlands. NatureFresh Farms, headquartered in Leamington, Ontario has signed an agreement with the Van der Knaap Group to use the patented cultivation system.

Despite the challenging spring and summer, there were still stories to tell at the Muck Crops Research Station (MCRS) Grower Field Day held on September 7 in Bradford, ON. Approximately 120 growers, industry representatives, government representatives, and research staff attended the day which included field and storage variety trials, research trials, and coffee and lunch socials. 

The November 2016 cover story in The Grower earned a gold award in the news photograph category of the annual awards of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation.

The Grower, with a track record of 138 years as a horticultural publication, is never too old for awards. We’re proud to share the back stories of two awards from the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation. 

RELATED NEWS

CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

After a successful annual general meeting, CanAgPlus has appointed members from coast to coast to advise on the intricacies of the CanadaGAP program for 2018.

Congrats to Quebec’s OYF winners

Organic vegetable farmers from Quebec are honoured in Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Program.

Loss of Karl Kaiser

Karl Kaiser, 76, was an icon in the Canadian grape and wine industry. The industry mourns his loss. 

2017 OPMA honourees 

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.

Anju Gill leads BC Blueberry Council

The BC Blueberry Council is looking to the future with its appointment of Anju Gill as executive director.

The week prior to Thanksgiving is proclaimed as Ontario Agriculture Week, October 2- 8 2017. It is a time to pay tribute to the bounties of food and farming in the province.

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Small business tax changes loom

Be mindful of the federal tax changes recently proposed and how they will affect your farm, spouse and children.

Process for accessing hort funds

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

CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

After a successful annual general meeting, CanAgPlus has appointed members from coast to coast to advise on the intricacies of the CanadaGAP program for 2018.

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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