OPMA Welcomes New President

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is welcoming Michelle Broom as its new president. Michelle is an experienced business leader and nutrition specialist with a particular interest in reducing chronic disease and improving food security in our community. Michelle’s LinkedIn profile identifies her skill sets in: Program and Business Management – Six years experience managing programs…Read More

Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3)

The Agricultural Adaptation Council recently released news on the launch of Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3), as follows: Ontario Genomics (OG), Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) and Genome Canada (GC) are pleased to announce the launch of the Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3), a new regional program that will support proof-of-concept stage projects within Ontario’s…Read More

Fall Harvest 2018 – Your Opportunity to Impact Public Policy

On November 5 to 7, join members of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) for three days of focused advocacy work on Parliament Hill. Fall Harvest 2018 The over-arching theme for this years’ event will focus on our industry’s competitiveness. Meetings are proven to work. Last year, the meetings…Read More

Blockchain Technology – Free Webinar September 25

Free PMA Webinar on Blockchain Technology Blockchain continues to be a hot topic, and it has developed beyond pilot programs to practical applications. Learn how blockchain is being used today by retailers, grower-shippers and technology solution providers in a free webinar September 25. Could blockchain really be all that for our industry? PMA’s Ed Treacy…Read More

WaudWare Silver Sponsor of OPMA

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) says, “The generous contributions of our sponsors allow us to improve the services we provide to our members and help us to fulfill our marketing initiatives. These marketing and promotion initiatives promote increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables thereby contributing to the improved health of the people of…Read More

Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) Introduces New Board of Directors

OPMA Expands Board of Directors. “This year’s AGM was a huge success and saw a record number of people in attendance. We would like to thank all of our members who took time out of their busy schedules to attend. There were also a record number of people who put forth their names to fill…Read More

Meet the Buyer at February’s OFVGA Convention

2018 OFVC Convention The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables. Now entering its 16th year, OFVC is attended by a cross section of the horticultural sector including government, industry, business, consultants, producers, associations, researchers and educators. The Ontario Fruit and…Read More

Save the Date! Fall Harvest Meetings on the Hill

From the Canadian Produce Marketing Association: Join the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), and other growers and industry representatives in Ottawa as we lobby government in support of long-term sustainability for our industry and the health of Canadians. Mark your calendars! What: CPMA and CHC Fall Harvest Meetings on Parliament…Read More

CPMA Update on NAFTA

The first round of NAFTA negotiations will take place from August 16th to 20th in Washington D.C. As Canada, the U.S. and Mexico move toward the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), CPMA is actively engaging with industry, partners and governments to make sure the needs of the fresh fruit…Read More

Free Bananas Receive Split Response

Amazon’s Latest Market Disruption Includes 1.7 million Free Bananas! The retail giant has upended the produce market in downtown Seattle after setting up fruit stands around its headquarters and handing out free bananas at its Community Banana Stands. According to Laura Stevens, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, some people (like the ones feasting on…Read More