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Upcoming farm events postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Several events for fruit and vegetable growers have been postponed or cancelled due to concerns about the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Researchers look to make sweeter, crispier apples

The new apples, Cosmic Crisp and Koru, are the result of companies trying to cater to changing taste buds by introducing new varieties into the market that are sweeter and long-lasting.

OFA issues statement on emerging farm labour issues

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture issued a statement in response to temporary foreign workers and seasonal agricultural workers not being allowed into Canada. Approximately 45,000 seasonal and temporary foreign workers are expected to come help with the growing season.
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COVID-19 border closure leaves producers in labour limbo

“That’s frustrating for us, and that’s equally frustrating for [the workers],” Dusty Zamecnik, owner of EZ Grow Farms in Langton, Ont., shares. Canadian producers now face labour uncertainties because of Canada’s decision to close its borders to foreign nationals. Until further notice, temporary foreign workers are not allowed into Canada. » Read more...

New technology helps Maritime apples travel south

To compete in the global apple market, Maritime growers are finding ways to be more efficient with resources. Ocean Crisp Apple Company, located in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, invested in pre-sorting and packing equipment that detects defects and conserves water, and is sharing these resources with Nova Scotia growers. » Read more...

Global Berry Conference (new date)

June 22-24
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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