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Temporary foreign workers will be allowed into Canada

A throwback to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, when stringent lockdowns on foreign travel jeopardized the arrival of TFWs and early season preparations.

B.C. launches online job matching site for agriculture sector

The B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector intended to showcase job vacancies throughout the province while making it easier for British Columbians to learn about jobs in agriculture.

How Nova Scotia U-Pick farms are coping with COVID-19

In order to comply with health protocols, U-Pick farms modified their existing operations to accommodate even a fraction of the usual visitors.

Clarifying gathering limits and U-Pick farms

A misinterpretation of outdoor gathering rules led to an Ontario U-Pick farm being fined for exceeding gathering limits, despite the activity falling under food production.

Just add worms: Digging into vermiculture

Vermiculture involves using worms to generate cold compost, which has a different and more diverse microbial profile compared to traditional composting practices.
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Juicy new approaches in cover cropping

Cover cropping can have many benefits in high-intensity vegetable production systems – but just because the benefits are well understood doesn’t make the practice a given. Not enough is currently understood about the economic benefits of planting cover crops in high-intensity vegetable systems. Sharing these benefits and innovations – like juicing cover crops – will help increase uptake of the practice. » Read more...
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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 (and appropriate) to them? » Read more...

Coming together: Conversations reveal community

At the conclusion of our What’s Growing Canada video contest, held throughout 2019, we spoke with some of the finalists about their experiences. One thing that came up repeatedly was the importance of community – to success, personal satisfaction, and a sense of pride in what each farmer (and Canadian agriculture as a whole) produces. Here are some snippets from those conversations. » Read more...

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