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FCC backs $100M support fund for agriculture businesses

Businesses in the agribusiness and agri-food sector can apply to the $100-million fund for up to $10 million in financial support to return to a better financial footing.

Ontario invests $2.25M in agri-food workplace protection funding for farm workers

Workplaces in the agri-food sector can apply for up to $7,500 in cost-share funding to help with purchasing personal protective equipment, enhanced cleaning, and redesigning workstations.

Frost stress reported across Ontario vegetable crops after May cold snap

Frost stress among various vegetable crops was reported in many regions after a burst of cool May weather. Damage was reported for emerged potatoes and asparagus, rhubarb and garlic.
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Getting to the root of winemaking: Nk’Mip Cellars

Justin Hall holds the role of winemaker at Nk’Mip Cellars located on the Osoyoos Indian Reserve in British Columbia, the first Indigenous-owned and operated winery in North America. Hall shares the growing and pest conditions in one of the warmest grape growing regions in Canada. » Read more...
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Calm after the storm: TFWs arrive in Canada

With a majority of temporary foreign workers now in Canada and still continuing to arrive, questions of worker safety and economic support take centre stage. » Read more...
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All About Grapes 

Tackling grapevine viruses

An overview of the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network, the presence of grapevine viruses in Canada, and the network’s efforts to establish virus-free nursery stock. » Read more

Grape growing the Italian way

Italian viticulture expert Stephano Poni shares his ideas and experiences with grape growers in Ontario and B.C. » Read more

The discovery that could transform Canada’s wine industry

Research investigates moving wine grape production indoors as a solution for Canada's cold winters and short growing season. » Read more