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Facing a long ban on PEI potato exports to the U.S.

Prince Edward Island growers such as Alex Docherty were part of a truck convoy in Charlottetown protesting the border closure to potato exports to the U.S. Since the Canadian Food Inspectincy discovered soil-borne potato wart in two fields on the island in November, the ban has cost millions of dollars in lost sales.

Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Fresh or processed, vegetables are under pressure

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Farm moms always work from home

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

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Facing a long ban on PEI potato exports to the U.S.

Prince Edward Island growers such as Alex Docherty were part of a truck convoy in Charlottetown protesting the border closure to potato exports to the U.S. Since the Canadian Food Inspectincy discovered soil-borne potato wart in two fields on the island in November, the ban has cost millions of dollars in lost sales.

Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Fresh or processed, vegetables are under pressure

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Farm moms always work from home

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

RELATED NEWS

Facing a long ban on PEI potato exports to the U.S.

Prince Edward Island growers such as Alex Docherty were part of a truck convoy in Charlottetown protesting the border closure to potato exports to the U.S. Since the Canadian Food Inspectincy discovered soil-borne potato wart in two fields on the island in November, the ban has cost millions of dollars in lost sales.

Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Fresh or processed, vegetables are under pressure

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Farm moms always work from home

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

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Facing a long ban on PEI potato exports to the U.S.

Prince Edward Island growers such as Alex Docherty were part of a truck convoy in Charlottetown protesting the border closure to potato exports to the U.S. Since the Canadian Food Inspectincy discovered soil-borne potato wart in two fields on the island in November, the ban has cost millions of dollars in lost sales.

Arctic Fuji crop harvested for first time

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Vineland issues 2021-2022 Innovation Report

The newest progress report from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre reflects the work of 19 research scientists and their support staff.  

Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Climate change appears in every article these days about farming and the environment, yet few say much that is useful to growers to either understand or adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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Facing a long ban on PEI potato exports to the U.S.

Prince Edward Island growers such as Alex Docherty were part of a truck convoy in Charlottetown protesting the border closure to potato exports to the U.S. Since the Canadian Food Inspectincy discovered soil-borne potato wart in two fields on the island in November, the ban has cost millions of dollars in lost sales.

Arctic Fuji crop harvested for first time

Okanagan Specialty Fruits has completed its 2021 harvest of apples in Washington state orchards. Besides Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny varieties, the first crop of Arctic Fuji was harvested.

Vineland issues 2021-2022 Innovation Report

The newest progress report from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre reflects the work of 19 research scientists and their support staff.  

Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

RELATED NEWS

Facing a long ban on PEI potato exports to the U.S.

Prince Edward Island growers such as Alex Docherty were part of a truck convoy in Charlottetown protesting the border closure to potato exports to the U.S. Since the Canadian Food Inspectincy discovered soil-borne potato wart in two fields on the island in November, the ban has cost millions of dollars in lost sales.

Eyeing the shifts in demand for Canadian seed potatoes

Duane Holm and Jacco de Lange are betting that an isolated site with sandy loam soils near Southampton, Ontario will offer an advantage to their newly-formed Sauble Creek Seed Company and just-built storage facility. 

The stairway to heavenly Jupiter table grapes took seven years

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Fresh or processed, vegetables are under pressure

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Farm moms always work from home

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

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