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January 14, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: New York growers launch RubyFrost
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Former CEO of OFVGA wins Award of Merit

The recently retired CEO of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) has been recognized for his long-standing commitment and contributions to the industry. >> Read full article

Vast apple volumes still to ship in U.S.

About 113.5 million bushels of U.S.-grown fresh-market apples had yet to ship as of Jan. 1, 16 per cent more than last year at the same time. >> Read full article

New chair elected at OFVGA

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association has a new board chair. Vice chair and fresh vegetable grower Jason Verkaik was elected to the position at the organization’s recent 156th annual general meeting in Niagara Falls. >> Read full article

California unveils strictest rules on pesticide

California farmers now must abide by the U.S.’ strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce. >> Read full article

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New York growers launch RubyFrost

The New York Apple Growers (NYAG) has launched a second new apple variety called RubyFrost, which will be available at participating retailers in the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. RubyFrost is known for its beautiful rich colour, definitive crisp texture and a delicate balance of sweet and tart flavours.

Developed by Cornell University, RubyFrost, as well as SnapDragon which launched this past November, is licensed for a managed release with the New York Apple Growers (NYAG). Both varieties have been a decade in the making with the first trees planted in farmers’ orchards in 2011. >> Learn More…

 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