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March 20, 2019

Federal government invests in horticulture cluster

A federal investment of up to $11.5 million was announced for the Horticulture Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Prevention practices to help reduce the risk of barn fires

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs released a series of new videos on ways to prevent barn fires.

Funding to support the fruit industry

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau recently announced an investment of up to $4.2 million under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Program to the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association.
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Ag Succession Planning Survey

What is your farm’s succession plan? Help gain a better understanding of the future of Canadian farming by completing Fruit and Vegetable’s Ag Succession Planning survey, and earn the chance to win a $500 cash prize. » Learn more...
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Willowtree Farm: Going big with direct sales

Selling directly to consumers is a strong trend in farming these days, and it’s no wonder why. More profit is kept by the farmer and demand for local food is higher than ever. Consumers also want to get to know, if they can, who produces their food. Among the most diverse direct-sales operations across Canada is Willowtree Farm in Port Perry, Ont. » Read more...

Major investment in internet to benefit rural Islanders

The federal government and the province of P.E.I. recently announced a $74 million project in Tracadie Cross. The project will see nearly 30,000 residents gain access to internet services. » Read more...

SGS Canada will no longer be offering CanadaGAP audits

Program participants who currently use SGS Canada as the certification body for their CanadaGAP audits and self-assessment reviews must choose a new certification body as soon as possible. » Read more...

FCC Outlook: Profits limited due to berry oversupply

Supply-side factors will drive the profitability stories for cranberries, blueberries and maple syrup, the three Canadian horticulture sectors Farm Credit Canada (FCC) focus on in 2019. » Read more...
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Junior Farmers Association of Ontario AGM

March 22 – 24
Location: Cambridge, Ont.
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Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

March 27 – 28
Location: Bradford, Ont.
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SaskOrganics Annual Conference and Tradeshow

March 28 – 29
Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
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