More than 50 recommendations have been approved by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to revise practices in farm water use and field/equipment sanitation. The action comes after 2019 outbreaks of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce.
British Columbia’s 2021 Pacific Agriculture Show is traditionally held in Abbotsford. But next year’s January 28-30 event will go virtual.
The Canadian apple crop is predicted to yield 18.7 million bushels, up 3.5 per cent from last year, says Don Werden, Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association. In all areas, labour to harvest is a concern.
Ontario greenhouse grower Mucci Farms is adding its voice to the podcast channel with historical and educational insights from its CEO Bert Mucci and its expert specialists.
As of August 20, many regions are facing moderate to severe drought conditions. Rainfall is critical for this crop reports Kevin MacIsaac, general manager, United Potato Growers of Canada. In the west, the crop is running behind schedule as processors push to get new crop harvest underway. Prairie yields currently look average at best.
The Globe and Mail’s August 17 headline story spurred an immediate response. It’s not just farm workers calling for an independent body but farm employers as well, say the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.
Two vegetable producers are set to grow with federal investments in innovative technology and processes at their Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington, Quebec companies. Radishes and onions are in the limelight.