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Feds invest $1.6M to advance agricultural education

The program teaches youth the importance of farming and the agri-food sector while promoting interest for future careers in agriculture and food.

GoodLeaf embarks on national vertical farm network

Backed by McCain’s, GoodLeaf is planning two more indoor vertical farms — one to serve the grocery and food service networks in Eastern Canada, and one for Western Canada.

SAWP amended to accommodate COVID quarantine period

Ottawa amended the maximum duration of the annual Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) work to accommodate the 14-day mandatory quarantine period.
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Scouting? There’s an app for that

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Vineland tackles greenhouse hurdles in latest research update

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