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February 25, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Food safety programs
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Ontario Tomato Day March 3

The District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs present the 39th Annual Tomato Day being held March 3, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. >> Read full article

Researcher asking PEI residents to use LB-resistant tomatoes

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researcher Rick Peters is asking gardeners to save themselves some frustration with their tomatoes this year and help protect the province’s $1 billion potato industry by planting tomato varieties with resistance to a new strain of late blight. >> Read full article

Arctic apples to be granted approval

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced its decision to deregulate the first two non-browning apple varieties, Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny apples, in the United States. >> Read full article

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Food safety programs

As we all have heard many times, there are numerous benefits of having a food safety program in place. Many Canadian fruit and vegetable producers who have implemented a program have accessed new markets, increased their awareness of their overall farm business process and boosted operational efficiencies, on-farm food safety program lead at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Colleen Haskins says. They also “have the best records they have ever had, and feel better knowing they are doing what they can to keep their product safe for the consumer,” she adds.
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Western Farm Show

March 4-6, 2015
Location: Progress Building, Canada Building, West & East Annex & Agriplex, Western Fair District, London, ON >> More Info

Ottawa Valley Farm Show

March 10-12, 2015
Location: Ernst and Young Centre, Ottawa, ON >> More Info