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Horticulture Roundtable

Officials respond to P.E.I. potato trade disruption

The recent confirmation of potato wart in two P.E.I. fields resulted in the CFIA suspending seed potato exports to the U.S. The U.S. threatened to close their borders to fresh potato shipments, too.

Ontario invests $25 million to increase processing capacity

This funding will incentivize industry investment in projects that help address the processing capacity shortage and increase the sector’s competitiveness and resilience against future disruptions.

Sakata Seeds appoints new COO

Eduardo Flores will assume responsibility for all of Sakata’s logistics, operations and seed production activity in North and Central America, and based in Sakata’s Morgan Hill, Calif., headquarters.
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How CSA farmers are coping with climate change

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Growing Horticulture: Challenges

There’s a need for skilled labour in the horticulture sector, and education programs are seeing a surge in applicants, but growers are facing challenges when it comes to filling roles within their companies. In Part 2 of our roundtable discussion, our panellists share some of the roadblocks they’ve experienced when it comes to hiring and retaining new staff. » Read more...
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