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Consumers line up, support greenhouse tomato producer

When Platinum Produce found themselves facing a surplus of tomatoes they couldn’t move they turned to social media. Their posts went viral.

Ottawa to fund 2,000 youth jobs in agricultural sector

This investment amounts to $21.4 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP). Applications are now open and are first-come, first-served.

Airport initiative boosts vaccinations among ag migrant workers

Efforts to translate public health resources into different languages have been key to the success of vaccination efforts for agricultural migrant workers.
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Modular farms open doors to commercial-scale plant production

Known as CubicFarm modules, the indoor food-grade stainless steel growing chambers that flank the central work area can produce 6,240 heads of lettuce onsite every three weeks, as well as other produce, herbs, and microgreens. A conveyor cycles more than 250 growing trays along a patented undulating path in as little as 90 minutes, receiving light and nutrient-rich water along the way. » Learn more
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Cultivating a space for cannabis at retail

Although current legislation does not permit garden centres to supply seeds and seedlings, they can still play a significant role in the cannabis space. This budding sector of horticulture provides an opportunity to equip home growers with both the supplies and education needed, as well as establish a welcoming space. » Learn more
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