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July 17, 2019
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New funding directed to pest and disease management research

Ontario's government is investing in research to develop new practices and on-farm solutions for fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests and improve production practices.

A new economic immigration pilot aims to fill labour gaps

Canada is launching a new three-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector and help meet Canada’s ambitious export targets.

Ontario's Food Terminal to maintain current location

Initial findings of the provincial government's review on modernizing and enhancing the Ontario Food Terminal show the advantages of its location in South Etobicoke.
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Labour efficiency

Evaluating on-farm labour efficiency

First, let’s define labour productivity for any operation or task. It’s a ratio of the total dollar output of goods or services against the number of person-hours that output requires. It can also be measured as the ratio of output to the number of workers used to produce that output. For seasonal or part-time workers, total months worked should be added up and divided by 12 to arrive at a total number of workers. » Read more...
Agricultural Enhancement Grants

B.C. farms receive funding from the Agricultural Enhancement Grants

The Agricultural Enhancement Grants project focus for 2019 was the revitalization of unused or underutilized land in the Agriculture Land Reserve located within the Abbotsford area with an environmental and sustainability objective to create more usable and productive farmland. » Read more...
Pollinator sanctuaries

Pollinator sanctuaries on your farm

In early July, the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association hosted a tour of three sites that are part of Operation Pollinator. The program enabled farmers to establish pollinator habitat on marginal land by providing pollinator-friendly seed mix and expert advice on best management of pollen and nectar habitats. » Read more...
Sustainably produced foods

Improving the accessibility of sustainably produced foods

Food Secure Canada led a research project to better understand how consumers living with low-incomes value and access sustainably grown foods, what barriers they face in doing so and what policy measures could be undertaken to facilitate greater access. » Read more...

Communication workshop for farmers

July 18
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day

July 18
Location: Winchester, Ont.
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Go Blue on South Granville

July 18 - 28
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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NAFDMA Agritourism Farm Tour

July 23 - 24
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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