The Canadian Produce Marketing Association announces a Half Your Plate partnership with 2020 Olympic team qualifier Florence Maheu. The kayaker has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

January 15, 2020 is a milestone for new regulations that focus on prevention and allow for faster removal of unsafe food.  The rules apply to importers, exporters and all those engaged in interprovincial trade. 

Execulytics Consulting is launching the Produce Almanac, 2020 edition. One key asset is the retail price comparisons weekly 2019 vs 2018, weekly organic vs conventional, varieties within a category, size premiums and source differences.

ChemChina and Sinochem are consolidating their agricultural businesses into a new holding company to be called the Syngenta Group Co.  ADAMA is becoming a member of this group.


The P.E.I. Potato Board is launching a series of short videos which will give consumers a better idea of how Island potatoes are grown. The planting and harvesting videos have been released in advance of “Potato Month” celebrated in February. 

To date, more than 135 Ontario beekeepers have received federal/provincial funding to equip themselves with better tools to prevent diseases, improve winter survival, adopt best management practices and grow their businesses.