Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ontario vegetable growers, processors keep sparring.

There was a brief truce Tuesday at an annual meeting of Ontario’s vegetable growers and the companies that process their harvests.

But it’s clear the power struggle over how prices are set in the industry continues.

In back-to-back speeches at the London meeting, Francis Dobbelaar, chairperson of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers’ Association, said the farmer-led agency should continue to negotiate prices on behalf of… Continue reading

Webinar seeks balance and safety for farm equipment on the roads.

For drivers in Southwestern Ontario, one of Canada’s busiest farm belts, the mix of farm equipment and regular traffic can be especially dangerous.

In Norfolk County, a 21-year-old man died recently when the farm tractor he was driving was struck from behind by a pickup truck.

Three years ago, two drivers — one in Elgin County, the other in Lambton — died within hours of… Continue reading