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Consumers turning to organic products in greater numbers

Canadian consumers are spending more on organic products. Fruits and vegetables account for the largest category of organic purchases - more than double the spending on organic meat or dairy.

Minister Bibeau reaffirms commitment to women entrepreneurship in agriculture

Minister of Agriculture Marie-Claude Bibeau held a virtual roundtable discussion with women entrepreneurs from across Canada’s agricultural food chain, focusing on the opportunities and challenges in the ag industry.

2021 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention cancelled

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) cancelled their upcoming 2021 event held in Niagara Falls due to COVID-19 related concerns.
SPonsored Spotlight 

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

An increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions has improved technologies to maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, offering a firm grounding in the basic science and branching out into the technology and practical applications. An authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector, this book surveys the body of knowledge with an emphasis on the recent advances in the field. Learn More

Clarifying gathering limits and U-Pick farms

A misinterpretation led to an Ontario U-Pick farm being fined for exceeding gathering limits, despite the activity falling under food production. U-Pick farmers should emphasize that the activity is harvest, not a social gathering. They’re allowed to continue as long as all health guidelines are met. » Read more...
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IWCA Q&A: Silencing the doubters

In this weekly series, catch the highlights from interviews done with the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) finalists. This week, Karen Schwean-Lardner shares how she used an early naysayer as motivation and became one of the world’s leading poultry scientists. » Read more...
Virtual Events 

Manitoba Horticulture School Webinar Series

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

Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture Summit

Register for a virtual mentorship event on October 20 with some of the most influential leaders in Canadian agriculture. » Learn more