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Engaging with employers, workers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector, the federal government is working on ways to modernize the TFW Program's Primary Agriculture Stream. Key issues raised during the Primary Agriculture Review include:
Eight Canadian-based entrepreneurs will compete at the first-ever Nutrien-Radicle Challenge Pitch Day Competition in Saskatoon on October 1-2, 2019. One growth-stage company will receive US$1 million in funding and an early-stage company will receive US$250,000.
Five finalists of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge were announced in Bleiswijk this week.
Pure Sunfarms formally launched its brand and introduced eight strains of dried cannabis flower into the Canadian recreational market this week.
The Canadian Greenhouse Conference is celebrating its 40th anniversary! Forty years is quite a legacy, and the CGC is proud to continue to support the greenhouse industry with an event that educates and inspires.
A state-of-the-art, fully automated 45,000 sq. ft. vertical farm is now operational in Guelph, ON.
CannTrust has reduced their workforce by 20 per cent, letting go of approximately 180 employees.
A new network for research and technology in Southern Ontario’s greenhouse sector is about to blossom, thanks to $5 million in new FedDev Ontario funding that will allow Niagara College to create an innovative Greenhouse Technology Network.
Ontario announced the opening of its 2019 Excellence in Agriculture recognition program. Applications are now open and include a new category to recognize outstanding young farmers.
Applications are now being accepted for an initiative designed to help Ontario food and agri-product exporters pursue new markets.
Farm Management Canada is seeking to honour individuals or groups with the 2019 Wilson Loree Award. This prestigious award was established over fifteen years ago, to honour those that have made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada.
“It’s that time of year again where two of our biggest crops cross over: fall pot mums and poinsettia,” writes OMAFRA’s Dr. Sarah Jandricic in her latest ONFloriculture post. “This means growers have to simultaneously keep an eye on the two biggest pests in the industry: thrips (usually western flower thrips) and Bemisia whitefly.”
Cleanfarms is gearing up to run its 2019 collection program for unwanted pesticides and obsolete livestock/equine medications for farmers who want to dispose of these old materials safely and securely.
The federal AgriRisk Initiatives Program is now accepting new applications to support the development of new risk management tools for the agriculture sector.
The global movement around reducing plastic use is gaining momentum. Public awareness of the problem continues to grow as consumers become more focused on sustainability and the environment.

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