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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

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
October 10, 2013
SDRM: Edible Horticulture plan now available for 2013
SDRM: Edible Horticulture participant packages for the 2013 program year have started being mailed to eligible producers. To participate, producers can submit their deposit requests and cheques to Agricorp by February 1, 2014. To withdraw funds this year, deposit and withdrawal requests must be received by October 31, 2013. Read More
September 11, 2013
Green Pea Crop Insurance
Proof of Loss forms were sent out by AgriCorp in mid August. Read More
September 11, 2013
Green Pea Crop Insurance
Proof of Loss forms were sent out by AgriCorp in mid August. Read More
August 15, 2013
NOTICE TO ALL GROWERS
CROP INSURANCE - GREEN & WAX BEANS, LIMA BEANS, SWEET CORN AND TOMATOES Read More
July 25, 2013
Downy Mildew Scout Report
Downy Mildew Scout Report for week of July 22, 2013 Read More
April 22, 2013
Tomato Arbitration
Kathryn Munn, the arbitrator in the tomato arbitrations conducted April 9, 10 and 11 has advised of her decision in favour of the processors. Reasons have yet to be provided. Read More
April 05, 2013
Carrot Settlement
Agreement has now been reached with Bonduelle and Campbells for the 2013 crop of carrots for processing. Read More
March 20, 2013
2013 Squash Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. for the 2013 crop of squash for processing. Read More
March 19, 2013
2013 Cauliflower Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. for cauliflower for 2013. Read More
March 19, 2013
2013 Green and Wax Bean Agreement
Agreement was reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. for green and wax beans for 2013. There was no change to 2012 pricing. Read More
March 19, 2013
2013 Beet Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Del Monte Canada Inc. for beets for 2013. Read More
March 06, 2013
Carrot Negotiations
Carrot negotiations ended on March 6th without agreement on the issues of price and the late delivery surcharge. Read More
March 01, 2013
2013 Tomato Negotiations
Growers and processors were unable to reach agreement at the conclusion of 2013 tomato crop negotiations. The final offers are as follows: Read More
February 25, 2013
2013 Sweet Corn Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for sweet corn for 2013. Read More
February 18, 2013
2013 Green Pea Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2013 green pea crop. All tenderometer categories increased by approximately $13/ton. Read More
December 14, 2012
2013 Cucumber Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Hartung Brothers for 2013 cucumbers. Read More
September 04, 2012
Unico & Primo featured on Food Network Canada's - Food Factory
Primo Foods first appearance in the series is this coming Thursday, September 6th @ 8:30PM. Unico Foods also has 2 separate appearances on Food Factory – October 4th @ 8:30PM and November 22nd. Read More
July 10, 2012
2012 Ridgetown Vegetable Open House
The 2012 Ridgetown Vegetable Open House will be held on Tuesday, July 10. Participants have a choice of an afternoon or evening tour to see projects and research conducted by Ridgetown Campus and OMAFRA. The tour will be of interest to anyone working in the commercial vegetable industry. There is no charge to attend and no preregistration is required. Details are attached. Read More
July 03, 2012
Downy Mildew confirmed in Elgin County.
Downy Mildew has been confirmed in Elgin County. Read More
June 21, 2012
OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato and Pepper Edition
The OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato and Pepper Edition is now available Read More
June 14, 2012
OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Cucurbit Edition
The OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Cucurbit Edition for June 14th is available. Read More
May 31, 2012
Jema Fails to Pay Growers - Licence Revoked
As a result of a failure to adhere to the terms of the Order of the Farm Products Marketing Commission made March 21, the licence to process vegetables of Jema International Food Products, a division of DaVinci Foods of Montreal, Quebec, has now been revoked. Read More
May 17, 2012
Hot Banana Peppers Exempt from Regulations for 2012
As a result of the recent announcement by Strubs to discontinue operations prior to the 2012 season, the board has decided to provide an exemption to the regulations for hot banana peppers. Read More
May 11, 2012
PROWL H20 Herbicide
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for PROWL H20. Read More
May 01, 2012
Strubs Update
The OPVG has been advised by Strubs that they will not be contracting with growers in 2012. A copy of the letter received from Strubs is attached. Read More
April 17, 2012
OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato & Pepper Edition
The OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato & Pepper Edition for April 17th is now available. Read More
April 05, 2012
OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato & Pepper Edition
The OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato & Pepper Edition ia now available. Read More
March 13, 2012
Hot Banana Pepper Agreement - Strubs Food Corp.
Agreement has been reached with Strubs Food Corp. for the 2012 crop of hot banana peppers for processing. Read More
March 12, 2012
2012 Red Beet Settlement
Agreement has been reached with Del Monte for the 2012 crop of red beets for processing. Read More
March 09, 2012
2012 Green and Wax Bean Agreement - Bonduelle
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2012 crop of green and was beans for processing. Read More
March 09, 2012
2012 Lima Bean Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2012 crop of lima beans. Read More
March 06, 2012
Agreement reached with Del Monte and Sun-Brite
Final offers were exchanged with Del Monte Canada Inc. and Sun-Brite Foods Inc. at the deadline on March 1st. Subsequently, Agreement was reached with both parties on March 5th. Read More
March 05, 2012
2012 Squash Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2012 crop of squash for processing. Read More
March 02, 2012
2012 Tomato Negotiations
The board reached agreement with H.J. Heinz but was unable to reach agreement with both Del Monte and Sun-Brite. All involved changes in prices, changes in the productivity formula and an increase in transplant pricing. Read More
March 01, 2012
2012 Carrot Agreement - Bonduelle/Campbells
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle and Campbells for the 2012 crop of carrots for processing. Read More
February 21, 2012
2012 Sweet Corn Agreement
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2012 sweet corn crop for processing. The price per ton increased to $102.50/ton from $99.75 in 2011. Payment will be made by direct deposit. Read More
February 16, 2012
Pea Agreement with Bonduelle
Agreement has been reached with Bonduelle for the 2012 crop of peas for processing. Read More
February 07, 2012
OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato & Pepper Edition
The February 7th OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato & Pepper Edition is now available. Read More
January 25, 2012
Cucumber Arbitration
The decision of the arbitrator has been received and the final offer of HBI/Strubs was selected. Read More
January 17, 2012
OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato & Pepper Edition
The OMAFRA Vegetable Crop Update - Tomato & Pepper Edition is now available. Read More
January 17, 2012
ConAgra Agrees to Acquire Del Monte Canada from an Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 17, 2012 – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Toronto-based Del Monte Canada Inc., a leading provider and marketer of packaged fruits, fruit snacks and vegetables in Canada, from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. Read More

Upcoming Events

Ridgetown Vegetable Open House
Ridgetown Vegetable Open House
The Ridgetown Vegetable Open House, hosted by OMAF & MRA and Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph, will be held on Thursday, July 17. • Ridgetown area — more details to come on times ad tour locations. • Choose an afternoon or evening tour. • No cost. No preregistration required. • Watch for more details soon Read More

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