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Fruit & Vegetable

Vegetable growers chosen as Quebec’s 2017 Outstanding Young Farmers

Organic vegetable producers Veronique Bouchard and Francois Handsfield of Mont-Tremblant QC, were named the 2017 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Quebec Region at their annual awards event held at the CentreExpo Cogeco de Drummondville on August 31.

Government officials tour SAWP farms

Representatives from four different government departments and departmental organizations recently made the trip to Norfolk County, known as “Ontario’s garden,” to observe the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) in action.

2017 grape price agreement reached in Ontario

The Grape Growers of Ontario, Wine Council of Ontario and Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario have successfully negotiated a grape price agreement for the 2017 harvest.
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Ontario consumers warm up to new winter hardy pear

Ontario’s newest fruit crop, the Cold Snap pear, has gone from zero to zoom in record time and is now available through five major retail grocery chains.

Ontario researchers at Vineland Research Innovation Centre set out to develop a new winter hearty pear to provide a new opportunity for Ontario growers. The resulting new variety – trademarked Cold Snap pear – was licensed to Vineland Growers Cooperative, a 300-member fruit and vegetable growing and processing cooperative in Ontario’s Niagara Region.
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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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Third Global Minor Use Summit

October 1-4, 2017
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Understanding the CanadaGAP Program

October 30-31, 2017
Location: Guelph, Ontario
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