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B.C. launches online job matching site for agriculture sector

British Columbia joins the list of provinces that have launched job matching websites to help fill the labour shortage in agriculture. Berry growers welcome the announcement as they look for help with harvesting and packing.

120 individuals test positive for COVID-19 on Norfolk farm

More than 120 individuals from a farm in Norfolk County, Ont. have tested positive for COVID-19, as farms in the southwestern part of the province become a major driver for a spike in new cases.

OGVG releases statement on greenhouse worker death due to COVID-19

The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers issued a statement in response to the news that a temporary foreign worker at Woodside Greenhouses in Kingsville, Ont. has died.
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Featured Articles 

Q&A: Communicating with consumers

In honour of Local Food Week in Ontario, Kelly Daynard with Farm and Food Care shares tips on how farmers can talk to consumers. Top tips: share your story, keep photos of what you do on your phone, get to know who you’re talking to, and be mindful of industry terminology that could overcomplicate the conversation. » Read more...
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P.E.I. doubles incentive bursaries for students willing to work on farms

The P.E.I. government doubled bursaries offered as incentives for students to work on-farm summer jobs to help with labour challenges amid COVID-19. The government covers 87.5 per cent of the incentive bursaries ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 for students who work summer jobs on a farm. » Read more...
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Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage, 2nd Edition

The second edition of this very well-received book, which in its first edition was entitled Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables, has been welcomed by the community of postharvest physiologists and technologists who found the first edition of such great use. The book covers, in comprehensive detail, postharvest physiology as it applies to postharvest quality, technology relating to maturity determination, harvesting, packaging, postharvest treatments, controlled atmosphere storage, ripening and transportation on a very wide international range of fruits and vegetables.

The new edition of this definitive work, which contains many full colour photographs, provides key practical and commercially-oriented information of great use in helping to ensure that fruit and vegetables reach the retailer in optimum condition, with the minimum of loss and spoilage. » Learn more
Consumer news 

New temporary change for Ontario cideries to sell directly to consumers

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has temporarily removed the requirement for cideries to have five acres of planted fruit in order to qualify for a retail store at their cidery. » Read more

Wine E-commerce during COVID-19 and beyond

Penn State Extension discusses wine consumer and product trends amid COVID-19. » Read more

Marketing Matters: The evolution of PYO farms

Cathy Bartolic discusses how what consumers expect from pick-your-own farms have changed over the years. » Read more