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CAHRC report shows labor shortages cost Canadian ag $3.5 billion last year

New labour market data from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) reveals that on-farm agriculture businesses lost an estimated $3.5 billion in sales in 2022 because they didn’t have the workers they needed.

Ontario announces recipients of Excellence in Agriculture awards

Through the Excellence in Agriculture program, the Ontario government is celebrating 25 exceptional farmers, food processors, organizations, businesses and Indigenous communities who are driving Ontario’s agriculture and food industry forward.

Ontario Agri-Tech pitch competition open for entries

Early-stage Ontario agri-innovation start-ups are encouraged to participate in the second annual Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition run by the University of Guelph’s Research Innovation Office (RIO) in collaboration with the Government of Ontario.

Repurposing food waste can offer benefits to agri-food sector

Researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) have looked at waste streams and by-products in fresh produce and released a report last year that identified untapped potential opportunities for some of Canada’s most produced fruit and vegetable crops, including greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and carrots.


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INSIDE VIEW: Closing the labour gap

No matter where on the planet you are in the greenhouse industry several key issues are ubiquitous, constant thorns in the side. Energy for example. New pests and diseases. Government rules and regulations. And of course, availability of labour. This was a problem when I started working in a UK garden centre just after the last dinosaur died, and it is still a challenge today this side of the Atlantic. By Gary Jones. » Read more...

Leveraging video surveillance technology to boost commercial greenhouse operational efficiency

In the high-tech world of commercial greenhouse farming, finding ways to optimize for maximum yield, or 'operational efficiency,' is paramount. Every second of downtime, every unforeseen issue that halts production, can have significant financial implications. Beyond its conventional use in ensuring security, video surveillance technology has demonstrated its power to enhance operational efficiency. Integrated video surveillance solutions can offer a host of benefits, including minimized downtime, enhanced situational awareness, and predictive maintenance capabilities. Network cameras add an additional layer of transparency, helping greenhouse businesses understand the intricacies of their operations. By Joe Morgan. » Read more...
Industry news 

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association announces new board members

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has rebranded and announced the results of its board elections during its recent Annual General Meeting. » Read More...

Rooftop greenhouses boost Montreal local food production

Lufa Farms is an urban agriculture company out of Montreal. Their specialty? ‘Occupying’ rooftops with greenhouses. The company serves the greater Montreal area, but it also has an online marketplace where it sells more than two thousand different products coming from food producers around the area. » Read More...


Green Industry Show and Conference

November 16, 2023 | 19 Street, Red Deer, Alberta » Learn More

Hort East Conference

November 20, 2023 | 110 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia » Learn More

Canadian Fruit and Vegetable Summit    -    November 29, 2023

November 29, 2023 | 327 Ontario St. – St. Catharines, ON » Read More...

Great Lakes Expo

December 5, 2023 | 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan » Read More...