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The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) is a non-profit grower organization for producers of tomatoes, green peas, sweet corn, green and wax beans, cucumbers, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, lima beans, peppers, pumpkin and squash for the canning, freezing and pickling industry. More detail regarding our organization and its functions can be found throughout our web site.

Latest News

May 15, 2015
Hort Matters - May 14th - Update on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Please find attached a revised copy of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Update. Read More
May 14, 2015
OMAFRA Hort Matters - May 14th
Please find attached the May 14th issue of Hort Matters newsletter. Read More
May 08, 2015
Nematode Survey - Tomato Growers Needed
A tomato nematode research project has begun, led by Dr. Katerina Jordan of the University of Guelph, Cheryl Trueman at University of Guelph, Ridgetown and Janice LeBoeuf at OMAFRA. They are preparing to start sampling for nematodes and want to let growers know of the opportunity to have their fields sampled for nematodes. Read More
May 08, 2015
OMAFRA Hort Matters - May 7th
Please find attached the May 7th issue of Hort Matters newsletter. Read More
March 26, 2015
Green and Wax Bean Settlement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. For the 2015 crop of green and wax beans. Read More
March 09, 2015
2015 Carrot Agreement
An agreement has been reached with Bonduelle and Campbells for the 2015 crop of carrots for processing. Read More
March 03, 2015
2015 Squash Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2015 crop of squash for processing. Prices for hand harvest squash are up $2/ton to $140.50. As in 2014, all production will be hand harvest. Read More
February 24, 2015
Lima Bean Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2015 crop of lima beans. Prices are unchanged from 2014, at $472.35/ton. Read More
February 17, 2015
Green Pea and Sweet Corn Settlement
Agreements have been reached with Bonduelle for the 2015 crops of green peas and sweet corn. Details are as follows: Read More
July 14, 2014
Cucurbit Downy Mildew Report - July 11, 2014
June 20, 2014
Cucurbit downy mildew update - June 18
Over the past week there has been increasing downy mildew activity in Southern US. Read More
June 20, 2014
Cucurbit downy mildew update - June 18
Over the past week there has been increasing downy mildew activity in Southern US. Read More
June 20, 2014
Cucurbit downy mildew update - June 18
Over the past week there has been increasing downy mildew activity in Southern US. Read More
May 21, 2014
Article: Heinz Sells Leamington Plant to Highbury Canco, 250 Jobs Safe
Highbury Canco will produce Heinz tomato juice, beans canned pastas Read More
May 21, 2014
Article: Heinz Sells Leamington Plant to Highbury Canco, 250 Jobs Safe
Highbury Canco will produce Heinz tomato juice, beans canned pastas Read More
May 12, 2014
Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors
A new regulation requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act. The regulation comes into force July 1, 2014. Training can be by eLearning module or booklet. Read More
March 27, 2014
Green and Wax bean Bean & Lima Bean Agreements
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for green and wax beans and lima beans for 2014. Prices declined by 7.75% for green and wax beans and by 6% for lima beans. There were no other changes to the Agreement. Read More
March 20, 2014
2014 Squash Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. for the 2014 crop of squash for processing. Prices are up $4/ton, to $138.50 for hand harvest squash. All other contract provisions remained the same. Read More
March 12, 2014
2014 Crop Tomato Negotiations
Agreement has been reached with Sun-Brite Foods Inc., ConAgra Foods Canada Inc. and Weil’s Food Processing Ltd. on prices and terms and conditions of sale of the 2014 crop of tomatoes for processing. Read More
March 06, 2014
Carrot Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. and Campbell Company of Canada for the 2014 crop of carrots for processing. Read More
March 05, 2014
Heinz Payment
H.J. Heinz Company have now confirmed that the $9/ton cheques to growers will be mailed directly to each growers on Friday, March 7th. Read More
February 28, 2014
Sweet Corn Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. for the 2014 crop of sweet corn for processing. Read More
February 25, 2014
2014 Green Pea Settlement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2014 crop of green peas for processing. All prices have decreased by 10% from 2013 price levels. Read More
January 31, 2014
Processing Tomato Crop Insurance Update
As a result of the poor 2013 processing tomato crop, crop insurance premiums will increase for 2014. Read More
January 24, 2014
Press Release - Heinz Grower Payments
The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers, representing tomato growers contracted to produce tomatoes for Heinz Leamington, is pleased to announce that an Agreement has been reached with Heinz to compensate growers as a result of the closure of the Leamington facility. Read More
January 14, 2014
2014 Hand Harvest Cucumber Agreement
Agreement has been reached prior to arbitration with Hartung Brothers Inc. for the 2014 crop of hand harvest cucumbers. Read More

Upcoming Events

39th Annual Tomato Day
District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA present……. Read More

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