Issues impacting our sector

Learn about the issues impacting Canada's fruit and vegetable sector and the changes we are advocating for.

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International farm workers

Learn about the important people who come to Canada to work every year. Without them, there would be no Canadian fruit and vegetable production.

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Meet the International Workers: Felena Pereira

May 15, 2019

Felena’s a single mom from Trinidad and Tobago, with a son and daughter aged 13 and 10. Back home, she lives with her mom, with her siblings close by. Everyone depends on her and the salary she makes as an international farm worker. She calls it her “bread and butter”. At first, she wasn’t able…

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Protecting Our Wine from Pests

May 14, 2019

The Canadian wine industry contributes $9 billion each year to the Canadian economy through its impact on agriculture and tourism. During the past 25 years, this sector has grown significantly with no small help from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). AAFC science teams have studied ways to protect grapes from insect damage – examining both…

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Without international farm workers, there would be no Canadian fruit and vegetable production.

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"BC Blueberry growers are extremely thankful for the hard work and support of CHC and everyone that was involved in this push for the BC Blueberry industry.

The government was very receptive to moving the start and end dates for the emergency registration and we were able to cover the majority of our season."

Jason Smith, Chair, BC Blueberry Council

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