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News Release - Fruit and vegetable growers working to keep farm workers safe

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News Release - Crop insurance in Ontario being boosted in response to COVID-19 impacts on labour

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Fruit and vegetable sector stands with Ontario’s plan to protect agri-food employees

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News Release: COVID-19 testing encouraged for all agri-food employees

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News Release: Health of farm workers critical to domestic food security

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News Release Fruit and vegetable growers welcome funding to protect farm workers

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Initial funding announcement by federal government a positive step for sectors with immediate needs

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Consumer Alert: Beware of scams during the COVID-19 emergency

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Opinion Editorial Hiring local workers for on-farm jobs isn’t as easy as it sounds By Bill George

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Opinion Editorial Farmers up to the task of food production By Charles Stevens

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Opinion Editorial Farming and food sector stepping up to pandemic challenge By Peter Quiring

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Opinion Editorial Maintaining local food supply important in times of crisis By Mike Chromczak

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Opinion Editorial International workers need to get here quickly for spring planting By Jan VanderHout

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Opinion Editorial Growing local crops with skilled labour critical during times of crisis By Dusty Zamecnik

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Issues Background Importance of Seasonal and Temporary Foreign Agricultural Workers to Ontario

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Opinion editorial Practical solutions for seasonal workers critical to getting fruit and vegetable crops planted in time By Kevin Howe

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March 27, 2020 Opinion Editorial Local food production critical during times of crisis By Shawn Brenn

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Opinion Editorial 2020 apple crop in jeopardy without essential workers on farm By Brian Gilroy

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Important message for growers - responsibilities to protect workers

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Relief for fruit and vegetable growers as more details of travel exemptions released

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Updated Statement from the OFVGA on the status of travel restrictions for foreign workers

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Statement from the OFVGA on the status of travel restrictions on temporary foreign workers

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OFVGA Submission: Environmental Registry of Ontario posting 019-1187 Drainage Act Discussion Paper

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Fruit and vegetable growers honour Ontario Food Terminal

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Ontario fruit and vegetable growers re-elect board chair

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What We have been Working on for You: OFVGA Activities Update February 2020

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OFVGA Submission: 2020 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation

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What We have been Working on for You: OFVGA Activities Update January 2020

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What We Have Been Working on for You: OFVGA Activities Update December 2019

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OFVGA Submission: Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019

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OFVGA Submission: Ontario's Financial Protection Programs

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OFVGA Submission: Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) Posting 019-0601

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OFVGA Submission: Modernizing Building Code Service

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What We Have Been Working on for You: OFVGA Activities Update November 2019

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What We Have Been Working on for You: OFVGA Activities Update October 2019

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What We Have Been Working on for You: OFVGA Activities Update September 2019

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OFVGA's Submission: Government’s initiative to modernize Ontario’s Blue Box Program

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Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers applaud food terminal decision

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Consultation Response: Key priorities for the Ontario’s fruit and vegetable sector

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What We Have Been Working on for You: OFVGA Activities Update July 2019

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Consultation Response: Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) under the Ontario Immigration Act

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What We Have Been Working on For You: OFVGA Activities Update June 2019

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Consultation Response: ERO013-5018 Modernizing Conservation Authority Operations - Conservation Authorities Act

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Consultation Response: ERO 013-4992 Focusing Conservation Authority Development Permits on the Protection of People and Property

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Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities: Discussion Paper

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What We Have Been Working on For You: OFVGA Activities Update May 2019

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ERO number 013-4551 – Making polluters accountable: Industrial Emission Performance Standards

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What We Have Been Working on For You: OFVGA Activities Update April 2019

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Government wants to Reduce Red Tape - how can we help?

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What Have We been Working on For You: OFVGA Activities Update March 2019

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Ontario growers: What to Expect in an Integrity Audit. WEBINAR

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Agricultural labour advocate honoured with Industry Award of Merit

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New Chair, Vice Chair for Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers

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What We Have Been Working on For You: OFVGA Issues and Activities Update February 2019

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OFVGA Submits Comments to Ontario's Pre-Budget Consultations

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What We're Working on For You: OFVGA issues and activities update January 2019

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Erratic weather affects Canadian potato quantity and quality

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What We're Working on For You: OFVGA issues and activities update November 2018

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OFVGA welcomes federal innovation funding for greenhouse automation research

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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association seeking nominations for Award of Merit

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What We're Working on For You: OFVGA issues and activities update October 2018

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Federal Carbon Tax to Provide Some Relief for Greenhouse Operators

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Ontario Government Proceeds with Amendments to Bill 148

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The OFVGA supports Bill 4, Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018

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Wage Relief on its Way for Ontario’s Fruit and Vegetable Farmers

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What We're Working on For You: OFVGA issues and activities update September 2018

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What We're Working on For You: OFVGA issues and activities update August 2018

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OFVGA hires new crop protection advisor, Chris Duyvelshoff will join the team this fall

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Two winners of Ontario fruit and vegetable Industry Award of Merit announced

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Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers re-elect Chair, Vice Chair

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Open letter regarding Ontario Fall Economic Statement

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Study illustrates impact of minimum wage on horticulture sector

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Canadian Money

Cost Increases Erode Ontario’s Fruit and Vegetable Growers Competitiveness

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Asparagus grower wins Ontario fruit and vegetable Industry Award of Merit

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OFVGA Response to Bill 172: The Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act

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The Grower newspaper launches new website, digital services

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