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February 7, 2018, Kelowna, BC – There will be two candidates running for president of the B.C. Fruit Growers Association when fruit growers gather for their annual general meeting in Kelowna February 15 and 16. North Okanagan orchardist Jeet Dukhia and BCFGA vice-president Pinder Dhaliwal will bid to succeed current…
February 5, 2018, Ottawa, Ont – As communicated recently, the CanadaGAP manuals have been updated for 2018. Version 7.1 of the Fruit and Vegetable and Greenhouse Manuals can now be found on the CanadaGAP website at http://www.canadagap.ca/manuals/downloads/. Why are manuals updated? To respond to user requests. CanadaGAP receives many requests…
January 18, 2018, Regina, Sask – Canadians are once again gearing up to celebrate their pride and passion for an industry that puts food on tables across this country and around the world every day. Canada’s Agriculture Day will be held on Feb. 13 this year, marking the second annual…
January 5, 2018, Ottawa, Ont – CanadaGAP is excited to announce the launch of its new website, at the same address – www.canadagap.ca. The website has an updated look and feel, with a similar layout and the same comprehensive content that users are accustomed to. While the manuals, audit checklist…
December 15, 2017, Ottawa, Ont – The annual general meeting of CanAgPlus, the corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP Program, was held Dec. 6 in Ottawa. CanadaGAP program participants elected four new directors to the CanAgPlus board. They include: Robert Allard, Pommes Philip Cassidy Inc. Keith Kuhl, Southern Potato…
December 11, 2017, Penticton, BC – Derek & Tannis Axten of Axten Farms Ltd, Minton, SK, and Véronique Bouchard & François Handfield of Ferme aux petits oignons, Mont-Tremblant, QC, were chosen as the national winners from seven regional farmers at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) Program’s national event held last…
December 8, 2017, Charlottetown, PEI – The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive as a result of its recent board of directors meeting. Darryl Wallace of Cascumpec was elected as the new chair of the board. Darryl and his family own and operate Wallace Family Farms. Darryl…
November 10, 2017, Wallaceburg, Ont – The Processing Vegetable Growers’ Alliance (PVGA) released its official response to the itemized list of proposed changes the Farm Products Marketing Commission announced on October 12 to Regulation 440 of the Farm Products Marketing Act. “We have carefully reviewed the list of changes the…
October 30, 2017, Guelph, Ont – The Advanced Farm Management Program (AFMP) is open for registration for the 2017-18 fall and winter season. Sessions specific to direct farm marketers are being offered by the Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) in partnership with the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association. “This program is…
October 13, 2017, St. Catharines, Ont – Grape harvest is in full swing in Ontario, and the Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO) welcomed the opportunity to meet with Premier Kathleen Wynne in the vineyards of grape grower Bill George in Beamsville, Ont. The Premier had a birds-eye view of the…
September 20, 2017, Calgary, Alta – New research released recently by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) shows that an increasing number of Canadians feel the food system is headed in the right direction. According to the study, which examined consumer concerns and expectations surrounding food transparency and the…
September 15, 2017, Wallaceburg, Ont – Survey results from more than 100 processing vegetable growers confirm overwhelming support for the grassroots representation of a provincial board. The Processing Vegetable Growers’ Alliance (PVGA) conducted an online grower and industry survey in August 2017 to gauge interest and support of various activities…
September 12, 2017, Ottawa, Ont – On July 25 and 26, Quebec’s Apple Producers hosted the annual meeting of the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC)’s Canadian apple industry. Representatives from the industry, from the Quebec and Canadian governments and from the other provinces increased their knowledge of Quebec’s apple industry. The…
August 30, 2017, Washington, D.C. - With the produce department facing its second consecutive quarter of decreased sales, understanding consumer exposure to new products and how they engage with food will help retailers meet changing needs as the produce department, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s Q2 2017 edition…
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