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B.C. farmers now have access to $4.9-million through Emergency On-Farm Support Fund

B.C. farmers can apply for 50/50 cost-sharing up to $100,000 to help reimburse costs associated with improving working conditions or, to invest in future infrastructure projects. Deadline to apply is November 17.

Emergency On-Farm Support Fund opens for Nova Scotia farmers

Nova Scotia farmers can receive cost-sharing support for farm worker safety improvements, up to 75 per cent of eligible project costs for a maximum of $50,000. Deadline to apply is December 31.

Arctic Apples conclude 2020 with largest harvest to date

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, announced its largest Arctic apple harvest to date. Arctic apples use the apple’s own genes to “turn off” the enzyme responsible for making apples turn brown when cut or bruised.
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Cascades food packaging preserves freshness and the environment.

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New chapter for a family blueberry farm

With the kids now in charge, Boundary Bay Farm Market in B.C. is equipped with fresh ideas and keen spirits. Randeep Randhawa shares how growing blueberries in peat with good drainage and always experimenting with varieties keeps the farm ahead of B.C.’s Lower Mainland’s wet conditions. » Read more...
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More flexibility added to CEBA eligibility for farmers

Businesses that have been operating out of a non-business banking account can now access the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) by opening a business account. This follows an earlier announcement to increase the CEBA limit to $60,000, from $40,000, and double the non-repayable forgivable portion to $20,000, from $10,000. » Read more...
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Handbook of Fruit and Vegetable Flavors

The demand for new flavors continues to rise. Today’s consumers want interesting, healthy, pleasurable, and exciting taste experiences, creating new challenges for today’s food and flavor scientists. Fortunately, they can turn to this comprehensive reference on the flavor science and technology of fruits, vegetables, spices, and oils for guidance on everything from basic science to new technologies to commercialization.
Each of the chapters has been written by one or more leading experts in food and flavor science. The authors represent more than ten countries, giving food and flavor scientists a unique global perspective on the latest flavor science, technology, and applications. >> Learn More
Virtual Events 

Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture Summit

Check out what you missed during the leadership, communication, and balance live panels - watch the recordings of the IWCA Summit panels now! » 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