Canada

Ontario fruit growers get $475,000 for research

Canadian officials recently promised an investment of up to $476,908 for the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Fresh Grape Growers to improve fruit quality and availability of tender fruit and fresh grape varieties for consumers.... more »

Canadian blueberries get a registered plant growth regulator

NutriAg recently introduced SproutMax, which it's calling one of the first plant growth regulator (PGR) products available in Canada for blueberries. The technology in SproutMax speeds up the filling process in new fields, reducing the... more »

Ontario apple growers featured in documentary series

The Ardiel family of Apple Springs Orchards in Clarksburg, Ontario, will be one of the three farms featured on Real Farm Lives, a documentary web series that aims to challenge misperceptions Canadians have about agriculture. In... more »

Firms invest in Virosoft owner BioTEPP

Filaction, a Quebec development fund, and Natural Products Canada (NPC), a national not-for-profit focussed on natural products companies, recently announced an investment in BioTEPP, a Canadian biotechnology company with an innovative product for controlling codling... more »

Bilingual Quinn Farm draws 100K visitors a year

Quinn Farm is also known as La Ferme Quinn. Located about 20 miles from Montreal and 40 miles from the U.S. border, the proprietors are fully bilingual. “I was brought up by a French mum... more »

British Columbia fresh cherry varieties to hit Japanese markets

Minister MacAulay and MP Stephen Fuhr announced that the #GoC has secured market access for #CdnAg cherries to #Japan #GrowingCdnAg 🇨🇦🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/jIthhZJoSU— AAFC Canada (@AAFC_Canada) August 24, 2018 British Columbia fresh cherries will be sold... more »

$8.3M invested in Canadian organics

Organic agriculture is rooted in innovation! Minister MacAulay met with organic producers in the Shuswap at Wild Flight Farm today to announce important investments. #GrowingCdnAg #CdnAgPartnership pic.twitter.com/PW17m5Er3y — AAFC Canada (@AAFC_Canada) August 24, 2018 Canadian... more »

Canada invests $21M in genome research

The Canadian government on Thursday announced funding to support the country's researchers whose discoveries inspire entrepreneurs and innovators in the agriculture and other sectors. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $6.7... more »

Canada invests $11M in wine sector

Canadian officials on July 10 announced an $11 million investment in the country’s wine sector. Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna Lake Country, spoke at the Canadian Vintners Association's annual general meeting, where he... more »

Funding to make Canadian fruit and vegetables ‘even more competitive’

Speaking Feb. 21 at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, announced an investment of over $175,000 to the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) in providing services to Canadian... more »


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