Corporate News

Tax tips for farmers March 2017

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants to help make filing your income tax and benefit return easier so you can save your time and energy for the harvest. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potatoes could grow on Mars March 2017

A spud was planted in soil from Peru’s Pampas de La Joya desert, which boasts “the most Mars-like soils found on Earth.” Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Agricultural Safety Week returns March 2017

The annual public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of safe agriculture is running March 12-18. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

15 new potato varieties from AAFC March 2017

Here are Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's releases to the marketplace. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New recommendations for farm workers in Alberta March 2017

A group examining applying employment standards to Alberta's agriculture sector recommends that farm workers should not get overtime pay. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Disease-free potatoes with a unique invention March 2017

An invention called a "humigator" is helping potato growers across the U.S. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Organic agricultural land increasing in Canada March 2017

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA)'s latest research has revealed 5,053 certified organic operations in Canada. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Reminder for those buying seed potatoes in 2017 February 2017

The generally accepted length of survival time in the soil for these pathogens is one week to six months, climate dependent. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

15 new potato breeds coming from AAFC February 2017

Red-skinned varieties will make up half of the total selections that will be released. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Food Freedom Day celebrates low cost of food for Canadians February 2017

February 8th, 2017 has been coined Food Freedom Day by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Four inductees announced for Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame February 2017

Four industry icons will be inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame this year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Aprovia label expands to include main contributor to potato early dying January 2017

Syngenta Canada has announced the expansion of the Aprovia fungicide label to include additional soil-borne diseases affecting potato production, including Verticillium wilt, one of the main contributors to potato early dying. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato inspection facility to close at the end of January January 2017

The potato inspection facility in Borden-Carleton will soon be closing its doors for good. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Cavendish expanding in Lethbridge December 2016

Cavendish Farms will begin construction of a new multimillion-dollar facility in north Lethbridge next spring. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian potato production grew in 2016 November 2016

Canada's potato production was 105.2 million hundredweight (4.7 million tonnes) in 2016, up 0.5 per cent from 2015. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. potato industry will boost provincial economy November 2016

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board says the high price for potatoes will put millions of extra dollars into the provincial economy this winter. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA deregulates two more Innate varieties November 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has deregulated the Ranger Russet and Atlantic varieties of the second generation genetically modified Innate potato developed by J.R. Simplot. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato with lower glycemic response available in Ontario September 2016

Health-conscious consumers now have more choice in the produce aisle, with the arrival of Carisma, an Ontario-grown potato that does not cause the rapid spike in blood sugar that normally comes from eating carbohydrate-rich foods. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario potato field day August 2016

Approximately 250 growers, crop consultants and potato-industry personnel gathered at the 2016 Ontario Potato Field Day on Aug. 18 in Alliston, Ont. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

McCain Canada expands N.B. facility June 2016

McCain Foods (Canada) has announced a major investment in its French fry plant. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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