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Fruit & Vegetable

New DNA-based projects to boost fruit plant trade

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will lead two new projects that use DNA-based technologies to reduce the quarantine testing time, helping to boost trade and economic competitiveness in the Canadian fruit tree industry.

Tips for choosing a successor for the family farm

John Fast, president of Family Enterprise Solutions, recommends doing some competency screening to see who among the potential successors is the most competent.

B.C. holds the line on previously-announced minimum wage increases

The new British Columbia government confirmed it won't tinker with the previously-announced $.50 increases to B.C.'s general minimum wage and liquor server wage.
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Fermented foods preserve old-world process to create new, local markets

When Josh Whitehead and Caroline Pilon started selling homemade kimchi at the Guelph Farmers’ Market about 12 years ago, they were simply doing something they loved.
Word spread about their Korean-style fermented sauerkraut and their business quickly grew.
Their first big customer was the Ontario Natural Food Co-op, looking for a private label to manufacture organic sauerkraut. They formulated three recipes that fit the organization’s requirement for 100 per cent organic and 100 per cent Ontario, and started manufacturing in 2009.
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International Strawberry Congress 2017

September 6 – 8, 2017
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
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Agri-Tourism & Farm Direct Marketing Bus Tour

September 11, 2017
Location: Spruce Grove/West Yellowhead region of Alberta
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Canada's Outdoor Farm Show 2017

September 12 – 14, 2017
Location: Woodstock, Ontario
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Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, Public Agriculture Summit

September 18 – 20, 2017
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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