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April 18, 2017, Lake Country, B.C. - An addition to a fruit plant that crosses municipal lines has caused division among Lake Country town staff. Planners want to relax regulations so the project can go ahead, but engineers hope council will abide by current building rules. BC Tree Fruits wants…
April 10, 2017, Scottsdale, AZ – Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) was honoured with a Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Industry Role Model award at the Produce for Better Health’s annual conference, held last week. This represents the third consecutive year of Fruits & Veggies – More Matters recognition,…
March 22, 2017, Barrie, Ont – Ontario start-up FreshSpoke is tackling the distribution challenges that, until now, have kept most farmers and micro-producers out of the wholesale market. “Consumers are demanding more local and sustainable sourcing on the part of institutions, retailers and food service,” states Marcia Woods, CEO of…
March 1, 2017, Boise, ID – Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials have announced. The approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…
February 6, 2017, Caribou, ME – McCain Foods has started trials examining soil fumigation with several of its growers.In an effort to boost yields with its contract growers of russet processing potatoes, McCain Foods has been conducting trials of fumigation on a small number of acres with farmers who have…
December 1, 2016, Lowell, OR – Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery stock company, has named Dr. Paul Sandefur as manager of its U.S. breeding program.
November 30, 2016, Kelowna, BC – The B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative board of directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Stan Swales as chief executive officer effective Nov. 28, 2016. “After a long search, we are excited to move forward with our selection of Stan,” said B.C. Tree Fruits…
November 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that causes late blight. The potatoes next must clear a voluntary review process through the Food and Drug Administration as well as get the…
Sept. 29, 2016 - Ag-Grid Energy LLC, based in Kennett Square, PA, working with RCM Digesters, located in Berkeley, CA, has selected the Anaerobic Digestion Lab Test Network (ADLTN) to perform a set of four lab tests on solid mushroom substrates (SMS) including biomethane potential (BMP) testing.
September 26, 2016, Charlottetown, PEI – People in the P.E.I. potato industry believe a new spud that's better for people with diabetes could be lucrative to grow on the Island. The Carisma potato was launched this week by an Ontario company, EarthFresh Foods Inc. It's being marketed with a low…
September 21, 2016, Toronto, Ont – People who avoid potatoes to reduce their carb intake can now try a new Ontario-grown variety that's touted to have a lower glycemic response, meaning it doesn't cause the rapid spike in blood sugar that normally comes from eating carbohydrate-rich foods. The new Carisma…
August 29, 2016, Alliston, Ont – Potato farmers from across the province got together to see the latest and greatest in farming equipment technology and crop varieties at HJV Equipment’s annual Ontario Potato Field Day. The farm equipment business located on County Road 10, south of Baxter, has hosted the…
June 22, 2016, Florenceville, NB – McCain Foods (Canada) says it will spend $65 million to add a new production line to meet demand for hash brown patties and other potato products. The investment will expand McCain’s Florenceville-Bristol plant in New Brunswick, where the global frozen foods company got its…
May 16, 2016, Summerside, PEI – Robert Green pointed to a tractor just coming into view over a hilltop. The machine is planting peas, he explained, a first for his business, Greenfield Farms in Bedeque. He's shaking up his planting mainly because of the loss of the McCain Foods french…
Where do you go when you need to hire some additional staff? Who do you call when you need an extra pair of hands? Many on-farm marketers tend to hire students. In the past few years, there have been lots of students looking for jobs in the summer so it…

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