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July 10, 2019
BASF Video Contest

Government supports innovation in B.C.’s berry industry

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food recently visited the Berry Haven Farm, where she announced an investment of up to $3.6 million to the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association.

Changes to Canada’s food labelling system

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently announced that the Government of Canada is working to consult with Canadians on proposed changes to food labels in Canada.

Highlighting actions needed for Northern food security

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food visited the Yukon Government Research Farm to highlight the five-year, $15 million Northern Isolated Community Initiatives Fund, an important part of the recently launched Food Policy for Canada.
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Featured Articles 
What are you growing?

What are you growing this season?

What’s growing on your farm this season? Fruit & Vegetable magazine and BASF have teamed up to celebrate the hard work that goes into producing Canada’s fruit and vegetable bounty with the What’s Growing Canada video contest. Throughout the 2019 growing season, Canadian growers are invited to share production-focused video clips from their operation for a chance to win two tickets to the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention and $500! » Learn more...
Mumm's Seeds

Mumm's Seeds: Sprouting success in Saskatchewan

Maggie and Jim Mumm began their farming careers as members of a co-operative operating a small farm not far from Prince Albert, Sask., in 1974. The couple wanted to supplement their winter diet with greens grown on the farm, which was a bit of a tall order during the long prairie winter. So, the pair started growing alfalfa seeds indoors in order to add the sprouts to their meals. This was ground breaking (both literally and figuratively) at the time. » Read more...
Expanded market opportunities

Supporting expanded market opportunities for the organic industry

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau recently visited Kwantlen Polytechnic University where she highlighted a funding announcement of $992,131 for the Canada Organic Trade Association. » Read more...

Vineland launches new venture

Vineland now provides custom systems integration services for Canadian horticulture companies to help increase productivity and operations efficiencies. » Read more...
Canadian organic standards

Launch of public review for Canadian organic standards

Referenced by the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, the Canadian Organic Standards must be updated and validated every five years. » Read more...

Farming smarter field school

July 11
Location: Lethbridge County, Alta.
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Communication workshop for farmers

July 18
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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NAFDMA Agritourism Farm Tour

July 23 - 24
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Potato Association of America Annual Meeting

July 28 – Aug. 1
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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