The Ottawa-based grocer has announced its biggest store ever in Newmarket, Ontario. The official opening will be September 3, just in time for Labour Day weekend. 

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has notified three general farm organizations that it will release the names of all farm business registrants in response to a freedom-of-information request. Farmers are so disappointed and worried about farm security that their representative organizations will appeal.  

Do we really understand our true strengths and weaknesses in a world that is emerging?  A policy note from Agri-Food Economic Systems opines that Canadian agriculture has traditionally dealt with the challenge of food abundance at price levels that still guarantee farm profitability. However, we must now also consider food security and the risk of sudden collapse of segments in fashioning agri-food policy.

The Western Agricultural Labour Initiative clarifies some of the statements around the July 31 federal government announcement about temporary foreign workers. 

The Oppenheimer Group has introduced the haskap berry for the first time at retail.  The launch is limited to the Greater Vancouver Area to test the commercial supply chain and shelf life. 

Michelle Cortens, tree fruit specialist for Perennia, is the host of nine videos to be released the week of August 10, 2020. This is the first-ever virtual summer tour for the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association. 

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