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New Ontario berry marketing board

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission recently announced the establishment of a new Berry Growers of Ontario (BGO) marketing board under Ontario Regulation 383/17 (Berries - Plan) of the Farm Products Marketing Act.

Ontario passes legislation to boost minimum wage

Ontario has passed sweeping labour reform legislation, which includes increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Broccoli that can take the heat

Broccoli is becoming more popular with consumers, providing plenty of nutrients in the diet. But it isn’t easy getting this cool-weather vegetable to kitchen tables. Broccoli producers face many factors that impede getting their crop to market – including unexpected temperature fluctuations and excessive heat. Heat stress while broccoli’s florets are developing can reduce crop yield and quality.
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Innovative technologies help Holland Marsh growers protect crops

Collaboration between vegetable growers, a farm organization, and a grower co-operative is leading to improved plant health and more efficient vegetable production in the Holland Marsh.
The Bradford Co-op, the Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario and individual vegetable growers in the Holland Marsh are collaborating on a project with the University of Guelph to test innovative technologies that will make their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs for key crops like onions and carrots more efficient and cost effective.
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Potatoes New Brunswick Annual Meeting

December 1, 2017
Location: Grand Falls, New Brunswick
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Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo

December 5-7, 2017
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Ontario Potato Board Annual Meeting

December 6, 2017
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
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Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario Annual Meeting

December 12, 2017
Location: Woodstock, Ontario
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