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Dec. 13, 2017, Leduc, Alta. – Western Canada’s grocery and food service industries are eagerly waiting for the final commissioning of Trusted Freshness™ Ltd. Canada’s newest vertical farming enterprise. The 37,000 sq. ft. growing facility in Leduc is going through the final steps before launching its commercial operation.
Dec. 11, 2017, Guelph, Ont. – Ontario’s greenhouse cucumbers have strengthened their presence in the United States and will soon be on the market in Asia.
Dec. 11, 2017, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – Students in the Niagara College horticultural technician program have been demonstrating innovation and enthusiasm for the greenhouse industry by producing alternative greenhouse crops on campus.
Dec. 11, 2017 – Like many sectors, the cannabis industry underestimates the importance of optimizing energy costs, and the value of managing energy usage and energy supply in tandem. Cannabis growers are currently focused on adapting to evolving regulations and managing a business plan for an undeveloped market.
Dec. 8, 2017, Guelph, Ont. – It’s been a busy year for managing water quality in our Great Lakes and surrounding waterways.
Dec. 5, 2017, Vineland Station, Ont. – For the last seven years clients of Paul Boers Manufacturing have had the pleasure of working with Adam Lagerwerf from its sales department.
Dec. 4, 2017, Toronto – The holidays are fast approaching and with it comes menu planning to fill the table for the seasonal spread.
Dec. 4, 2017, Guelph, Ont. – With their red and white bracts, poinsettias are a Canadian Christmas favourite. They’re the second-largest potted ornamental crop in Canada, half of which – approximately 4.2 million pots per year – is grown in Ontario greenhouses.
Dec. 1, 2017 – A group tour of the 2018 California Spring Trials has been organized from April 13-17.
Nov. 30, 2017, Strathroy, Ont. – Johann Adam “John” Zimmermann of Strathroy passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 24, 2017 at the age 91.
Nov. 29, 2017, Guelph, Ont. – It’s an unremarkable building from the outside, tucked away on a side street on the University of Guelph campus. What’s inside, though, is most remarkable – and may well be lighting the way for future human life in space, as well as better life here on earth.
Nov. 29, 2017, Barrie, Ont. – There’s a dramatic shift in consumer preference when it comes to food. The majority of Canadians are turning away from cheaper imports in favour of those produced closer to home.
Nov. 28, 2017, Toronto – With the support of Ontario farmers, Ontario is helping students learn more about local food, agriculture and the importance of healthy eating, while also raising funds to support their schools.
December 2017 – Many cannabis producers have experienced this story: they’ve acquired a grow licence, but when they disclose this to their insurance agent, they are advised that their present insurer is no longer willing to insure them. The agent advises that options are limited, and the insurance must now be purchased from a specialty insurance market.
December 2017 – The industry is in the middle of the greatest infusion of capital since it was established. And the focus of this investment is a plant that has for generations been banned from large-scale commercial cultivation in this and almost every other country in the world.

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