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December 17, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Seabuckthorn: A healthy opportunity
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PEI Potato Board chooses new executive

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive as a result of its recent board of directors meeting. >> Read full article

Federal government helps snack food products

The federal government recently announced a $782,000 repayable contribution to Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. to help the company commercialize its organic snack foods. >> Read full article

Changes to Ontario farm licence plate requirements

Starting January 1, 2015, vehicle owners wishing to purchase or attach farm plates to a new commercial vehicle over 3000 kg will need to provide documentation to demonstrate that they have a farm business. >> Read full article

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Seabuckthorn: A healthy opportunity

An attractive shrub bearing fingers of golden fruits, seabuckthorn has been grown in Canada primarily for its aesthetic purposes and ability to block wind and help conserve soil. After almost 30 years of research and development at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), this shrub is looking to come out of the field and into the supermarket.
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 NEWS 
 

Reward double for info on needles in P.E.I. potatoes

The reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of anyone who put sewing needles in P.E.I. potatoes has doubled. >> Read full article

Traceability a weak link in Canada

Traceability is a weak link for Canada‚Äôs otherwise robust food safety regulatory system, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference

January 20-21, 2015
Location: Four Points By Sheraton, London, ON >> More Info

Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Convention

January 27-28, 2015
Location: Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, NS >> More Info

Pacific Agriculture Show

January 29-31, 2015
Location: Trade Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford, BC >> More Info

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention

February 18-19, 2015
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON >> More Info