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News articles from The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) include updates on FVGC activities and issues impacting the horticultural sector.

Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada officially launch CGEN at the February 14th Canadian Greenhouse Excellence Network Summit

Feb 14, 2023

Ottawa, Canada – The inaugural Canadian Greenhouse Excellence Network Summit has come to a successful conclusion after a full day of thought-provoking discussions and workshops. The Summit, an initiative of the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC), brought together experts and stakeholders from various fields, including greenhouse vegetable growers, allied industry and solution providers,…

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Jan 27, 2023

The Global Coalition of Fresh Produce today released a report analysing the current global trading environment for fresh fruits and vegetables. The report argues that fruits and vegetables are a critical element of the shift towards healthy and sustainable diets, as well as an engine of economic growth and job creation the world over. However,…

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Register now for the Canadian Greenhouse Excellence Network Summit!

Jan 19, 2023

What: Canadian Greenhouse Excellence Network Summit When: February 14, 2023 Where: Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa   This full-day event is for Canadian greenhouse vegetable growers, allied industry, academia, government policy makers and elected officials to identify common challenges, propose solutions, and forge new opportunities at the intersection of energy, food production, and the environment.  …

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Application Submitted to AAFC’s AgriScience Cluster Program

Jan 19, 2023

On January 19, 2023, FVGC submitted the official application for the Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture 4 to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience Cluster Program.   The following activities were included in FVGC’s application, for a combined Cluster total of $22.7million over 5-years (2023-28) including $12.7 million AAFC contribution and $9.9 million industry/other government contribution.…

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CPC and FVGC congratulate David Jones on Retirement; Call for applications for new General Manager, Canadian Potato Council

Dec 2, 2022

OTTAWA – Bill Zylmans, Chair of the Canadian Potato Council (CPC) and Rebecca Lee, Executive Director of the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) are happy to share the upcoming retirement of David Jones in March of 2023. David has served as the General Manager of the CPC and Manager of Potato Industry Coordination…

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Fall Harvest 2022: Canadian fresh produce industry meets with Parliamentarians

Nov 17, 2022

Fall Harvest 2022: Canadian fresh produce industry meets with Parliamentarians November 17, 2022 (Ottawa, ON)- Over the past three days, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) held their fall advocacy event, Fall Harvest 2022, in Ottawa.   Organized annually, Fall Harvest brings together produce industry leaders,…

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FVGC supports discussion on the costs of food production

Oct 25, 2022

October 24, 2022 — Fruit and vegetable growers across Canada are continuing to feel the pressures of inflation and increased expenses as they work to feed Canadian families.

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Amidst Growing Food Supply and Price Concerns, Canadian Food Producers and Suppliers Call on Canadian Government to Make Food Security and Increasing Food Supply a Major Policy Focus

May 31, 2022

Ottawa, ON, May 31, 2022 – Yesterday, Canadian food producers and suppliers (see Appendix A: Signatories to the Letter) delivered a letter to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, calling on the Federal Government to unleash Canada’s great potential for producing sustainable, affordable food for Canadians and the world. With the war in Ukraine, ongoing challenges…

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Budget 2022 Comes Up Short for Canada’s Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Apr 8, 2022

Ottawa, April 8, 2022 – Yesterday afternoon, the federal government released its 2022 Budget. Given how extensive the budget document is, it is disappointing to see how little mention there is of support for Canada’s agricultural sector. As we know, food production is not only a key economic driver for our country – which creates…

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Prince Edward Island Table Stock Potato Imports to Resume into The United States

Mar 25, 2022

The Fruit & Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) is pleased that on March 24 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that they have determined Prince Edward Island (PEI) potatoes for consumption only, may resume under specified conditions that will pose little risk of introducing potato wart…

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