Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released on Wednesday the report Fertile Ground: Growing the Competitiveness of Ontario’s Agri-food Sector, which presents a series of recommendations designed to address barriers to the competitiveness of the agri-food sector in the province.
Ontario’s agriculture minister has slammed the brakes on a proposal that would have stripped London-region vegetable farmers of their ability to bargain collectively with food processors.
The head of the body that oversees Ontario’s 21 farm marketing boards is warning the province’s vegetable processing industry, based largely in the southwest, is heading for extinction unless changes are made to the marketing system.
July 8, 2016 – The Quebec marketing board for maple syrup is aiming to increase taps by five million next spring, an increase that will require an investment of about $100 million.
The provincial government has approved plans for the increase.
Quebec appears to be intent on preserving its competitive position in the North American market.
It has been losing market share to others, including… Continue reading