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July 24, 2019
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P.E.I. potato producers receive support

The 2018 Canada-P.E.I. Fall Harvest Recovery Initiative will provide up to $15.6 million to assist affected producers with the extraordinary costs related to excess moisture and cold temperatures during the 2018 fall harvest.

How best to grow Canada’s value-added food sector

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry recently released their recommendations following a thorough review about how best to grow Canada’s value-added food sector.

B.C. agritech projects to support growers

British Columbia's agritech companies are partnering with the federal and provincial governments to find the perfect pairing between food and technology.
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Featured Articles 
Foreign workers

Improving the lines of communication with foreign workers

Today, Martin Burwash laughs at the irony and wishes now he was a little more serious in his studies after seeing the role Spanish has played in his career as a life-long farmer. And even more so in his current role as farm manager of the non-profit Viva Farms, an organization that offers a business incubator that is a bilingual program based on offering support to both beginning farmers and experienced farm workers. » Read more...
Fresh Direct Produce

HKW announces add-on acquisition by Fresh Direct Produce

This add-on provides meaningful growth opportunities for Fresh Direct Produce, which distributes more than 1,000 domestic, imported, and organic fruit and vegetable items. » Read more...
Zero plastic waste

Canada's manufacturers endorse vision of zero plastic waste

Food & Consumer Products of Canada recently became the first national trade association to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a New Plastics Economy, moving Canada toward a future of zero plastic waste. » Read more...
Organic regulations

New provincial organic regulations in Alberta

Recently, Alberta became the sixth province to pass legislation mandating certification for organic products within their borders. » Read more...

Organic Field Walks

July 26
Location: Swift Current, Sask.
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Potato Association of America Annual Meeting

July 28 – Aug. 1
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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Field Day at the Research Farm

Aug. 1
Location: Fairview Research Farm, Alta.
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Ridgetown Vegetable Open House

Aug. 1
Location: University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus
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