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2020 Canadian Organic Standards published

The 2020 Canadian Organic Standards (COS) review has been completed and, as of Dec. 11, published. Producers have until Dec. 11, 2021, to comply with the revised clauses.

TFWs grounded in Canada to receive governmental support

On Dec. 16, the Ontario government announced immediate support for temporary foreign workers (TFWs) from Trinidad and Tobago who are stranded in Canada for the time being.

Announcing the Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

At the first-ever Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit, hear from leading voices in Canada’s fruit and vegetable sector and get the information you need to start the 2021 growing season off right.
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Highlights from the revised Canadian Organic Standards

After an intensive revision process, the 2020 Canadian Organic Standards (COS) have been approved by the Canadian General Standards Board Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture (the Committee), and were published on Dec. 11. Major updates include artificial lighting practices, greenhouse crops, and parallel organic/non-organic crop production. » Read more...
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Podcast: A conversation on mental health

Mental health in agriculture is a hot topic at the moment, and the COVID-19 pandemic adds another challenge. Adelle Stewart of the Do More Agriculture Foundation and Shane Anderson of Tough Enough to Talk About It discuss what risk factors increase mental health challenges for farmers, the importance of starting a conversation, and what to do if you or a friend or family member is experiencing high levels of stress. » Read 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 went digital in 2020 from Nov. 18 to 20. The live sessions and on-demand interviews are still available for anyone registered. » Learn more