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Canadian Organic Growers receive funding support to promote organic goods

The Canadian Organic Growers received $640,000 from the Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program to find solutions to organic supply chain barriers to help Canadian organic growers in a market that favours imported goods.

CPMA and CHC will host virtual fall harvest meetings in November

The annual advocacy event will take place virtually from November 2 to 5, allowing fruit and vegetable farmers and government officials to discuss the industry’s fresh produce supply chain and priorities.

New wholesaler aims to connect farmers with crop protection manufacturers

Cohort Wholesale will expand the availability of several U.S.-based crop protection manufacturer products, expanding options for growers.
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Barriers and supports: A snapshot of women in Canadian agriculture

While the number of farms in Ontario decreased by 13 per cent from 2006 to 2016, the number of farms with female operators increased by 12 per cent. Although representation has improved, Peggy Brekveld notes, there continues to be a lot of work to support female farmers with funding, training and support services. » Read more...
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IWCA Q&A: Bridging the divide

In this weekly series, catch the highlights from interviews done with the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) finalists. Peggy Brekveld, dairy farmer and vice-president of Ontario’s Federation of Agriculture, shares what keeps her excited about agriculture and what career advice she would give herself. » Read more...
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The Food Lover’s Garden

Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table
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Virtual Events 

Grower Day

Check out what you missed from Grower Day 2020 by watching the live panels, available online now. » Learn more

Manitoba Horticulture School Webinar Series

Another session of the horticulture school series will take place on October 8 at 1:30 CDT. » Learn more

Arrell Food Summit 2020

The Summit is going digital in 2020 as an online event from Nov. 18 to 20, 2020. » Learn more