Seasonal farm workers may be far from home, but there are friends who care about their lives and families – their employers are found all across Canada.
The fact that China is buying American-grown rice signals a slight thaw in relations in the trade war that has hit agriculture hard in the American heartland. If tariffs can be eliminated on other agricultural crops, that’s good news for horticulture too.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (F.A.O.) of the United Nations estimates that up to 40 per cent of global food crops, worth USD 220 billion in trade of agricultural products, is lost annually due to plant pests. The campaign for plant health rounds out a decade of attention to biodiversity.
The centre’s facilities and technologies are expected to speed breeding of new varieties of cucumbers up to 25 per cent faster, and reduce gas consumption by up to 48 per cent in Nunhem, the Netherlands.