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Canada’s farms integrate renewable energy production and technologies

Data from the 2021 Census of Agriculture show an increased number of farms reporting renewable energy production and the use of select technologies on farms.

Grower planning to grow tomatoes using heat from computers

A Canadian company called QScale is developing a $1-billion 130-acre data center campus in Lévis, Quebec, and will use the warmth that emanates from its servers to grow more than 80,000 tonnes of produce in adjacent greenhouses every year.

Government of Canada further increases interest relief to help producers manage financial challenges

In recognition of the significant financial challenges facing Canadian producers, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, confirmed that the interest-free limit of the Advance Payments Program has been increased from $250,000 to $350,000 for the 2023 program year, effective May 8, 2023.


Don’t let this invasive species take over your greenhouse

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has tasked Canadians with helping protect the country’s vineyards and fruit orchards from the spotted lanternfly (SLF). These invasive insects are plant sap-sucking, destructive to plants they feed on and have the potential to cause millions of dollars in damage. While none have been found alive in the country yet, there have been hundreds of adults found near the U.S.-Canadian border. » Learn more

Research uncovers a new approach to cooling greenhouse irrigation water

Using funding from the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative, Under Sun Acres Inc. has identified that water from a greenhouse’s stormwater management pond can be used to bring irrigation water to the ideal temperature the crops need, as opposed to using an electric or gas-powered cooling unit. » Learn more
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Canadian greenhouses report record-breaking harvests

Betterment Harvest companies JC Fresh and Orangeline Farms, located in Ontario, reported record-breaking harvests. JC Fresh Farms produces a record 315,700 pounds of grape/medley tomatoes. Orangeline Farms produces a record of over 14,000 cases of sweet snack peppers. » Read More...

Food Day Canada officially recognized by Parliament

The Food Day in Canada Act (Bill S-227) passed in Parliament earlier this month. Once the bill receives royal assent, the Saturday before the first Monday in August will officially be known as Food Day in Canada, a day to celebrate Canadian-grown food and recognize those who contribute to this country’s agriculture, food, and cuisine. » Read More...

Canada’s Bill C-280 passed at second reading

The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation have announced that Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act, has been passed at Second Reading in the House of Commons. » Read More...

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