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Allegro Acres to expand greenhouse pepper acreage under LEDs

The Ontario greenhouse operation is expanding its acreage of LED-lit greenhouse peppers from four to 12 acres for winter production this year.

Migrant workers exempt from travel restrictions between B.C. health regions

The Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI) says they have confirmed with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture that temporary foreign workers are exempt from these travel restrictions between health regions.

Port of Montreal strike endangers supply chain

The port is the second largest in the country and a key transit point for goods destined for businesses in Eastern Canada

Ontario announces $22M cost-share program to adopt technology in agricultural sector

The province is launching a modernized cost-share intake to increase the adoption of technological innovations within the agri-food sector.
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Growing a healthy cut flower sector

The niche for cut flowers is looking stronger and healthier than a few years ago – but the quiet boom is not necessarily reflected in Canada’s statistics. Here’s an inside look at what’s happening, plus best practices for keeping cuts healthy amid declining chemical product options. » Learn more
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Greenhouse expansion to utilize electricity, heat, and carbon dioxide from natural gas power plant

Horseshoe Power and Doef’s Greenhouse are collaborating on a project to turn waste heat and carbon dioxide from natural gas production into a valuable local resource for a new 13-acre greenhouse. They are also using water distillation technology to treat wastewater from Horseshoe Power’s wells, installing LEDs over pepper crops and more. » Learn more
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