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Youth employment program to create 700 new positions in agriculture

This additional funding will help the agriculture industry attract Canadian youth, ages 15 to 30. Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis beginning immediately.

Greenhouse producers awarded for innovations in packaging and snackable products

Two greenhouse producers took home Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) awards this year in the annual new products showcase.

Suppliers take on the #CanadianFlowerBoostChallenge

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, floriculture suppliers donated their time not only to support local growers, but to show their appreciation to front line workers.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Maintaining mental health through tough times

Canada’s farming community is in a mental health crisis. Even when we are not experiencing a pandemic, the rate of mental illness in agriculture is higher than those in other professions. A constant need to be resilient, compounded by social stigmas around mental health, can mean growers hesitating to seek help. » Learn more
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Managing financial risk during uncertain times

When asked about which COVID-19 programs are most applicable to greenhouse growers, MNP’s Steve Funk says AgriStability. It’s not a COVID-19 program, but rather a general purpose business risk management tool for all types of farming. COVID-19 related risks are compounding upon regular ongoing risks that greenhouse operations have always faced.  » Learn more
Sponsored Spotlight 

Optimal Control of Greenhouse Cultivation

Greenhouse control system manufacturers produce equipment and software with hundreds of settings and, while they hold training courses on how to adjust these settings, there is as yet no integrated instruction on when or why.
Consolidating 30 years of research in greenhouse climate control, Optimal Control of Greenhouse Cultivation utilizes mathematical models to incorporate the wealth of scientific knowledge into a feasible optimal control methodology for greenhouse crop cultivation. Learn More
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Nature Fresh Farms brings ATM on-site for employees

Nature Fresh Farms’ collaboration with BMO allows employees access to an on-site ATM at their farm location, helping to reduce or eliminate employees’ essential trips to the bank. » Read more

BC program supplies protective equipment to agricultural businesses

BC producers who are having trouble sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) can now turn to BC Food & Beverage’s new program. » Read more

Feds expand criteria for interest-free small business loans

The federal government has expanded qualifying criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). More farm businesses will now qualify for the interest-free loan. » Read more