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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, onions, 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

August 22, 2017
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission - OPVG Chair Appointment
August 22, 2017
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission - OPVG Director Appointments
August 17, 2017
OPVG Hires New General Manager
Please see the attached news release regarding the new General Manager. Read More
August 16, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The August 17th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
August 10, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The August 10th edition of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
July 28, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The July 28th edition of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
July 27, 2017
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 27th issue of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
July 25, 2017
Downy Mildew Scouting Report
The July 25th Downy Mildew Scouting Reporting is now available. Read More
July 18, 2017
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 18th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is available. Read More
July 17, 2017
Downy Mildew Scouting Report
The Downy Mildew Scouting Report for July 17th is now available. Read More
July 12, 2017
Downy Mildew Scouting Report
The Downy Mildew Scouting Report for July 12th is now available. Read More
July 04, 2017
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 4th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
July 04, 2017
Downy Mildew Confirmed in Chatham-Kent
The Downy Mildew Scouting Report for July 3rd is available here. Read More
June 27, 2017
Downy Mildew Confirmed in Essex County
Although scouting found no downy mildew symptoms in Kent, Elgin or Norfolk this week, late this afternoon downy mildew was confirmed in Essex County, Ontario. Please see this post by Elaine Roddy for more information: Read More
June 26, 2017
Downy Mildew Scouting Report - June 26th
The Downy Mildew Scouting Report for June 26th is available. Read More
June 22, 2017
FPMC’s proposed updates to the OPVG governance structure
Minister Leal has issued a statement regarding the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission’s proposed updates to the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers governance structure. Read More
June 19, 2017
Downy Mildew Scouting Report - June 19th
The Downy Mildew Scouting Report for June 19th is attached. Read More
June 14, 2017
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The June 14th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
June 13, 2017
Downy Mildew Scouting Report - June 12th
The Downy Mildew Scouting Report for June 12th is attached. Read More
May 24, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The May 24th edition of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
May 17, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The May 17th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
May 10, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The May 10th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
May 03, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The May 3rd edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
April 26, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The April 26th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
April 21, 2017
OTRI Project - Piloting a Worker Safety System
Last November, the original board members of the OPVG sat down with Tomecek Agronomy Services Inc. to discuss how a newly created Worker Safety App could benefit not only local farm workers, but also the agricultural industry as a whole. Via a mobile phone app, growers can record the details of their field’s spray events, then transmit this information in real-time to all workers on their operation. Read More
April 19, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The April 19th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
April 06, 2017
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The April 6th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
March 27, 2017
2017 Green and Wax Bean Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. for the 2017 crop of green and wax beans for processing. Read More
March 21, 2017
2017 Sun-Brite Foods Inc. Tomato Agreement
Attached is a 2017 tomato agreement that reflects the changes agreed to with Sun-Brite Foods Inc. Read More
March 21, 2017
2017 ConAgra Foods Canada Inc. Tomato Agreement
Attached is a 2017 tomato agreement that reflects the changes agreed to with ConAgra Foods Canada Inc. Read More
March 21, 2017
2017 Highbury Canco Corporation Tomato Agreement
Attached is a 2017 tomato agreement that reflects the changes agreed to with Highbury Canco Corporation. Read More
March 17, 2017
2017 Lima Bean Agreement
Agreement was reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. on the 2017 crop of lima beans for processing. Read More
March 17, 2017
2017 Squash Agreement
Agreement was reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. on the 2017 crop of squash for processing. Read More
March 15, 2017
2017 Tomato Agreement
Agreement has been reached for the 2017 processing tomato crop with ConAgra Foods Canada Inc., Highbury Canco Corporation and Sun-Brite Foods Inc. Read More
March 13, 2017
2017 Pumpkin Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Harvest-Pac Products Inc. on the 2017 crop of pumpkin for processing. There are no changes to the Agreement from 2016. Read More
March 10, 2017
Carrot Agreement
Carrot agreement was reached on March 10th with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. and Campbell Company of Canada. The dicer carrot price increased by 1.5% and the slicer carrot price increased by 1.715%. For further details/changes, please refer to the attached agreement. Read More
March 03, 2017
Strategic Plan
The OPVG Strategic Plan is now available. Read More
March 03, 2017
Notice of Appointment of Trustee for OPVG
Please see the attached letter from the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to all Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) board members and all District Vegetable Growers’ Committee members advising that the government of Ontario has made a regulation under the Farm Products Marketing Act today that terminates the terms of office of the current board members and district committee members effective immediately. Read More
February 22, 2017
2017 Green Pea and Sweet Corn Settlement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2017 pea and sweet corn crops. Read More
November 14, 2016
Onion Agreement
Agreement has be reached with Cavendish appetizers for the 2017 crop of onions. Prices for the August and September delivery periods increased, while prices for October and November stayed constant. Read More
August 23, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The August 23rd edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
August 18, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The August 18th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
August 04, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The August 4th edition of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
July 26, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 26th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
July 13, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The July 13th edition of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
July 12, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 12th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Items of interest include late blight, a tomato tour in North Kent and an OMAFRA Soil Workshop. Read More
July 06, 2016
Cucumber Downy Mildew Confirmed in Kent County, Ontario
See the article by following the link below. Read More
July 06, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 5th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
June 28, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The June 28th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
June 22, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The June 22nd edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
June 22, 2016
2016 Downy Mildew Control Strategy for Cucumbers
The 2016 Downy Mildew Control Strategy for Cucumbers is now available. Read More
June 16, 2016
OMAFRA Hort Matters
The June 16th issue of OMAFRA Hort Matters is now available. Read More
June 14, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The June 14th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
June 08, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The June 8th edition of Hort Matters in now available. Read More
June 01, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The June 1st Hort Matters newsletter is now available. Read More
May 31, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The May 31st edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
May 24, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The May 24th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
May 18, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The May 18th Hort Matters Newsletter is now available. Read More
May 17, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The May 17th edition of ONvegetables is now available. Read More
May 10, 2016
ONvegetables
The May 10th edition of ONvegetables is now available. Read More
May 05, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The May 5th edition of Hort Matters is now available. Read More
May 03, 2016
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The May 3rd edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More
April 26, 2016
OMFRA ONvegetables
The April 26th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available Read More
April 22, 2016
Grower Survey on Tomato Bacterial Disease Results
Please see the attached summary of the results of the grower survey on tomato bacterial disease. Read More
April 21, 2016
Hort Matters Newsletter
The April 21st issue of Hort Matters newsletter is now available. Read More
April 18, 2016
Attention Growers: Soil Fumigant Inspections - Spring 2016
The MOECC wants everyone to use soil fumigants correctly and safely. To encourage this, the board has been told that they will be conducting inspections this spring of growers using soil fumigants in the southwest region. Read More
April 08, 2016
Crop Insurance for Green Peas, Green and Wax Beans, Lima Beans and Sweet Corn
Agricorp has prepared a slide presentation outlining the basics of crop insurance for processing peas, beans and corn. Topics covered include bypass and production claims, the unseeded acreage benefit and reseed benefit. Read More
April 05, 2016
Temporary Foreign Worker Program - Integrity Tools
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has recently released an overview of the processes used to assess employer compliance with the requirements of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Read More
April 05, 2016
Food Safety
Several months ago, all growers would have received from the OPVG, a brief note reviewing the issue of food safety in a processing vegetable context, accompanied by a letter from food safety expert, Dr. Doug Powell. At the risk of restating the obvious, the science has not changed. The “processing” step in preserving canned, frozen and pickled vegetables destroys any pathogens present. Read More
April 05, 2016
Bonduelle Videos
Bonduelle has created an excellent series of short videos regarding processing vegetable production, focussing on their operations here in Ontario. Read More
April 04, 2016
Licence fees and levies - 2016
Licence fees and levies for the 2016 crop have been established. Read More
March 11, 2016
Green & Wax Bean & Lima Bean Agreements Reached
Agreements have been reached with Bonduelle for the 2016 green and wax bean and lima bean crops. Prices are unchanged for 2016. Read More
March 08, 2016
Carrot Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle and Campbell’s for the 2016 crop of carrots for processing. Read More
March 04, 2016
PMRA’s proposal to restrict the use pattern for chlorothalonil
The following letter has been sent by the OPVG to PMRA in response to PMRA’s proposal to restrict the use pattern for chlorothalonil. Growers are also encouraged to submit their own comments to PMRA at pmra.publications@hc-sc.gc.ca. Read More
March 02, 2016
2016 Tomato Agreement
Agreement was reached with Sun-Brite Foods Inc., ConAgra Foods Canada Inc. and Highbury Canco Corporation Read More
February 22, 2016
Pea Settlement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2016 crop of green peas. Prices will increase in all tenderometer categories by 2%. Read More
February 22, 2016
Sweet Corn Settlement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2016 crop of sweet corn for processing. Read More

Upcoming Events

Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference
The dates for the 2018 Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference are January 31 and February 1, 2018 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in London. Read More

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