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Government announces $50M in support for ag employers to implement COVID-19 measures

The federal government will provide support of $1,500 for each temporary foreign worker, to employers or those working with them, to ensure mandatory COVID-19 requirements are met.

B.C. government will house incoming temporary foreign workers during isolation period

The Government of British Columbia will house all temporary foreign workers arriving in British Columbia for seasonal farm work in government-managed accommodations for the duration of the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period.

Alberta government launches new website for agriculture jobs

The Government of Alberta launched a website to help people find essential agriculture work opportunities in Alberta and for essential agriculture businesses to find workers.
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Pest control using drones could take off if the results of trials being conducted on test plots in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver continue to go well. The initial trial results indicate that the drone did a slightly better job than a boom sprayer in controlling thrips, and did so using just 20 per cent of the volume as the boom sprayer. » Read more...
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Hiring staff, especially seasonal staff, can be time consuming, draining and not always rewarding. Cathy Bartolic’s April column looked at a different way of interviewing that some employers may find beneficial. » Read more...
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Government releases employer requirements for incoming temporary foreign workers

A full list of government resources is published underneath this story about employer guidelines for temporary foreign workers. » Read more

Seed companies prioritize commercial growers as interest in home gardens grow

Some seed companies only fulfilled orders from commercial customers in response to a spike in order volumes from home gardeners. » Read more

An innovative solution for planting garlic

Profiling a garlic planter with an add-on under-cutter designed by Garlic-EEZ of Dundalk, Ont. » Read more