Ken Forth is the recipient of Grape Growers of Ontario 2019 Award of Merit. The broccoli grower is president of the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Service (FARMS), and has dedicated his career to providing labour support for farmers and international agricultural workers.
The U.S. is reassigning up to 750 border guards from ports of entry along the country’s southern border, to assist in processing migrant crossings from Mexico. Shipments of fresh produce into the U.S. can expect a slowdown for an unspecified period.
EarthFresh Farms of Burlington, Ont. announced its expansion into the southeastern U.S. with an advanced technological packing plant and distribution centre in Atlanta, Georgia.
The new 140,000 sq. ft. facilities will operate as EarthFresh Atlanta.
Montreal is the host for the 2019 Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show April 2-4. It’s the place to be for everything new in fruits and vegetables across the country. More than 500 exhibitors are on deck.
NatureFresh Farms is expanding its Leamington facilities for year-round Ontario-grown produce, and showcasing new sustainable practices. In addition, Conor Chilvers has joined the team as retail sales account manager.
Legislative ratification of the new NAFTA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) is unlikely before Canada’s fall election. For Canadians, a key stumbling block is steel tariffs. For the American Democrats, the labour chapter is contentious.
BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada will relocate its head office from Mississauga, Ontario to Calgary, Alberta effective October 1, 2019. Horticultural staff will continue to work from eastern Canada.
A new study provides further understanding into public opinion about Canadian food, how it’s grown, and the relationship consumers want with farmers and those who process their food.