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December 2017

December 11, 2017
OPVG Response to FPMC regarding Proposed Changes to Regulation 440
Please see the attached OPVG response to the Farm Products Marketing Commission posted proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440: Vegetables for Processing - Marketing. Read More

November 2017

November 15, 2017
Letter Re: Current Products Undergoing Re-evaluation by PMRA
Attached is a letter sent to Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health regarding current products that are undergoing re-evaluation by the PMRA. Read More

October 2017

October 24, 2017
Farm Products Marketing Commission Processing Vegetable Consultations
Please see the attached invitation to the upcoming Farm Products Marketing Commission Processing Vegetable Consultations regarding the posted proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440: Vegetables for Processing - Marketing. We would like to take this opportunity to strongly encourage all growers to attend and provide their feedback on this very important issue. Read More
October 13, 2017
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440: Vegetables for Processing - Marketing.
As you may already be aware, on October 12, 2017, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission posted proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440: Vegetables for Processing - Marketing. Read More

September 2017

September 29, 2017
District 1 Election Results
The District 1 Election Meeting was held on September 28th at 7 p.m. The two successful candidates are David Epp and Pascal Jennen. Read More
September 26, 2017
Four New Commission Appointed Board Directors
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has just announced the 4 OPVG Director Appointments. The News Release is attached. Read More
September 22, 2017
Suzanne van Bommel Appointed as New OPVG Chair
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has announced Suzanne van Bommel as the newly appointed Chair of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG). Please see the News Release attached. Read More
September 20, 2017
District 3 Elections Meeting Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to the fact that District 3 has no nominees willing to stand for election, the election meeting set for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26th at the Courtland Community Centre is CANCELLED. Read More
September 20, 2017
District 2 Election Results/Cancellation of Meeting
Further to our previous correspondence regarding District 2 elections, the OPVG received one nomination for District 2. As such, please be advised that Mike Lenders has now been acclaimed a Provincial Director for District 2. Read More
September 15, 2017
OPVG Board of Director Nominations/Elections
Meetings have been scheduled for the purpose of electing OPVG Board of Director Members. Read More

August 2017

August 22, 2017
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission - OPVG Director Appointments
August 22, 2017
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission - OPVG Chair Appointment
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 2017

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
Downy Mildew Confirmed in Chatham-Kent
The Downy Mildew Scouting Report for July 3rd is available here. Read More
July 04, 2017
OMAFRA ONvegetables
The July 4th edition of OMAFRA ONvegetables is now available. Read More

June 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 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 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 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 Squash Agreement
Agreement was reached with Bonduelle Ontario Inc. on the 2017 crop of squash for processing. 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 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 2017

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