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
A summary of this year’s processing vegetable grower price negotiations
The (ASFMRA) Ontario chapter had its annual spring meeting in Woodstock, Ontario on April 11th, 2016. Mr. Timothy Harpster from Wapakoneta, Ohio provided the Ontario members information on the recent challenges and opportunities facing the farming industry both here in Canada and the United States. Record debt levels on farm operations has been at one of its highest points since the 1980 farm crisis.
The… Continue reading