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CAHRC releases COVID-19 ag workforce impact report

One key finding of CAHRC’s report: Labour shortages are estimated to have resulted in $2.9 billion in lost sales, equivalent to roughly 4.2 per cent of the sector’s total sales.

New project for monitoring spotted wing drosophila

A new research project will help Ontario growers monitor for spotted wing drosophila. The project will develop a methodology for identifying and quantifying spotted wing drosophila in samples.

AgSafe holds first-ever board of directors election

Applications were welcomed from individuals with extensive experience in agriculture and/or safety, as well as individuals with less experience but who are looking to learn about governance and leadership.
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Featured News 

From the Editor: Facing up to challenges

We’ve passed the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the rug was pulled out from under the industry at a crucial time of year. While the rules for gatherings, businesses and foreign labour continue to shift regularly, the uncertainty with which the 2020 growing season began has been, thankfully, lessened in 2021. » Read more

Ontario hops market hopping

After a period of rapid market growth, hops occupy a substantial niche in Ontario. According to Evan Elford, OMAFRA’s new crop development specialist, acreage has grown by 1,500 per cent over the past decade. Because it’s such a high-value crop grown on so few acres, the stakes are proportionately higher when it comes to hop performance. In other words, hops research has never been more important. » Read more
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Perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike, Backyard Bounty shows how even the smallest garden can produce a surprising amount of food twelve months of the year. >> Learn more
 Talent Canada 4.0

Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

The recorded live and on-demand sessions are now available! » Learn more