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$4-billion irrigation project in Saskatchewan could boost vegetable production

Saskatchewan’s $4-billion project taking place over the next 10 years will double the amount of irrigable land and could allow more high-value crops, like vegetables, to be grown.

Newfoundland announces $13M to boost ag sector

Newfoundland and Labrador will invest nearly $13 million into the agriculture sector. Parts of the funding will go toward land development, assisting new farmers and creating regional vegetable cold storage facilities.

New Holland launches the new Combi-Grape sorting system

Farm machinery manufacturer New Holland launched the Combi-Grape, a new sorting system available on its Braud 8030L compact grape harvester.
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Exploring incentives for regenerative practices

Funding to implement regenerative and ecological improvements exists at the regional, provincial, and national levels. But how do producers and landowners access the funding available to them? » Read more...
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What’s being done about the ag labour shortage in Ontario

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the labour shortage issue present in the agriculture sector, but it brought in fresh funding to help Ontario tackle the issue. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s Feeding Your Future program includes nine virtual career fairs and the ease of these virtual fairs can help agriculture employers connect with potential employees outside of typical recruiting methods. » Read more...
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Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals: Chemistry, Nutritional Value and Stability

Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals: Chemistry, Nutritional Value and Stability provides scientists in the areas of food technology and nutrition with accessible and up-to-date information about the chemical nature, classification and analysis of the main phytochemicals present in fruits and vegetables – polyphenols and carotenoids. Special care is taken to analyze the health benefits of these compounds, their interaction with fiber, antioxidant and other biological activities, as well as the degradation processes that occur after harvest and minimal processing. Learn more
Virtual Events 

Feed Your Future province-wide virtual career fair

The first Ontario-wide virtual career fair hosted by the Feed Your Future project will take place on July 8. » Learn more

High Tech Precision Orchard Spraying webinar

On July 20, Cornell Cooperative Extension will be hosting a webinar to learn what’s new in orchard precision spraying technology. » Learn more

Viticulture Field Week

Michigan State University is hosting a week of webinars from 12-1 p.m. EST during July 27-31, 2020. » Learn more