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Growers this year are facing a plethora of additional costs and challenges to maintain compliance with new layers of regulations and ensure the health and safety of their workers writes Bill George. 

After one year as chair of OFVGA, grape grower Bill George points to the success of industry engagement with the provincial government in keeping the Ontario Food Terminal at its current Etobicoke location. 

In Ontario, a compressed growing and harvesting season was only one of many issues in 2019 writes OFVGA chair Bill George Jr. 

The number of issues affecting horticulture seems to multiply.  Bill George underscores the importance of building a relationship with local candidates. 

Weather plus trade wars are making business planning unpredictable.That’s why OFVGA continues to strengthen federal and provincial relationships in case of a rainy day. 

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