The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is pleased to announce that the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) is back for 2019 and 2020.
In an effort to increase pollination of wild blueberries, the government of Canada has invested in research supporting the health and productivity of the honey bee sector.
The Nova Scotia apple industry recently received a financial boost from the federal government to support research initiatives aimed at improving production and storage.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced nearly $2.5 million in federal funding for the purchase and installation of advanced apple processing technologies to enable Ocean Crisp Apple Company Inc. to increase capacity and improve efficiency.
The Ontario government is investing $1.8 million to support projects aimed at developing new environmental technologies, practices, and on-farm solutions, and foster efficiency and competitiveness in the agri-food sector.
A Prince Edward Island blueberry processing facility has received a financial boost from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
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The Government of Canada continues to invest in the agriculture and agri-food industry to create good middle-class jobs and ensure the sector punches above its weight in a competitive global market.
Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) recently became the first national trade association to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a New Plastics Economy, moving Canada toward a future of zero plastic waste.
Did you know that the federal organic regulations are only enforced on products that are sold interprovincially? That means that unless a province has created its own organic regulations, products which are not necessarily certified organic could be labelled organic without any consequence. Recently, Alberta became the sixth province to pass legislation mandating certification for organic products within their borders.
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HKW, a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, recently announced that its portfolio company, Fresh Direct Produce, Ltd., has acquired Emperor Specialty Foods.
Products we commonly buy at the supermarket, such as tortillas and corn chips, are made from food grade corn. The corn is grown, harvested, bought by a food company, turned into masa (dough from ground corn) through a chemical process, and then made into our favorite products.
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry recently released their recommendations following a thorough review about how best to grow Canada’s value-added food sector. Canada should expand the value-added food sector by improving regulations to allow for the expansion of international trade of processed food products, investing in innovation, and reducing the barriers to growth inside its borders, a Senate committee said.
The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty of large, robust berries using less water, fertilizer and pesticides. Two of the new varieties could increase yields by almost 30 per cent.
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Canada is committed to attracting the best talent from around the world to fill skill shortages, drive local economies, and create and support middle-class jobs in communities across the country that will benefit all Canadians.
The Agricultural Enhancement Grants project focus for 2019 was the revitalization of unused or underutilized land in the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) located within the Abbotsford area with an environmental and sustainability objective to create more usable and productive farmland. Specifically, innovative practices to increase both the capacity and productivity in the use of the ALR land for food production.
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Ontario's government is investing in research to develop new practices and on-farm solutions for fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests and improve production practices. The $1.3 million investment aims to boost productivity and profitability for farmers.
British Columbia's agritech companies are partnering with the federal and provincial governments to find the perfect pairing between food and technology.
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Farms and ranches operate differently than other employers in Alberta. The previous government’s Bill 6 was passed with limited public input and in the face of strong opposition from farmers. This government will repeal Bill 6 and introduce the Farm Freedom and Safety Act after a period of extensive consultation.
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Ontario Bean Growers Annual Research DayWed Aug 21, 2019
Potato Research Day Wed Aug 21, 2019
Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS)Thu Aug 22, 2019
Orchard Workshop Series - #2 GraftingSat Aug 24, 2019