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Canada's recent Fall Economic Statement 2018 showed that the Government's plan is working: More Canadians are employed, wages are growing, and middle class Canadians have more money to save, invest and grow the economy. The Government of Canada knows that Canadian farmers and food processors are key drivers of the…
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) welcomes Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s recent announcement of $5 million in funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support the Automation Cluster.
The Canadian greenhouse sector is the largest and fastest growing segment of Canadian horticulture, thanks to the dedication and endless hard work from our growers across the country. This past year, Canadian greenhouse vegetable sales totalled over $1.4 billion, with over $900 million of sales in Ontario.
The Canadian agricultural sector is experiencing a significant labour gap in workers. In 2014, there were 26,400 unfilled jobs, which cost the industry 1.5 billion dollars. The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is conducting a survey to update this number, and expect the unfilled jobs to have reached 114,000.
The Women Entrepreneurship Fund is a $20 million investment by the Government of Canada which aims to assist women-owned and/or women-led businesses to grow their existing businesses and enable them to pursue opportunities in domestic and global markets. It will provide successful applicants with up to $100,000 in non-repayable contribution…
Young and new farmers can now apply for funding from the Prince Edward county’s innovative Farming Assistance Grant Program.
During the month of October, as part of its Sakata Gives Corporate Giving Program, Sakata Seed America, a world leader in breeding and producing vegetable and flower seed, participated in two walks, including a special Sakata co-ordinated campus walk, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the American Heart Association.
BASF has opened a new state-of-the-art breeding center for cucumbers at its site in Nunhem, the Netherlands. At around 50 million Euro, it is the largest investment in the hundred-year history of the Nunhem vegetable seeds business.
Okanagan orchardists are just wrapping up what looks to be a bumper crop for apples this season.
United Fresh Produce Association will present its lifetime achievement award to Ron Carkoski, chief executive officer, Four Seasons Family of companies, at Fresh Start 2019, the United Fresh Start Foundation’s annual conference, January 15, at the La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, CA.
A natural gas shortage projected to stretch through the winter months could mean higher vegetable prices this spring, as gas users from mills to local governments hustle to conserve and find alternative fuel sources.
A new direct line of support is now available to assist Indigenous Peoples and communities to access, with greater ease, Government agricultural programs and services.

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