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Agriculture Report

Recall Over Snap Peas in Ontario

By Kevin Bernard

There are more than 20 illnesses linked to a recall of snap peas from Costco in Ontario.

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The Advanced Farm Management Program is about to begin its fourth year.

The program is being offered in November in three locations in Ontario -- in London. St. Jacob's and North Gower.

The program is described as a chance to improve farm owners and managers business management skills.

Agri-food Management Institute Chair Doug Alexander says participants will be exposed to best practices in human resources, financial management and marketing.

The program's five intensive, one-day training sessions stretch over a four month period from November to February.


There are more than 20 illnesses linked to a recall of snap peas in Ontario.

The Ministry of Health announced on the weekend that Costco Wholesale is recalling Alpine Fresh brand snap peas due to possible Cyclospora contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says illnesses linked to the peas were reported between August 8th and October 15th.

The product was distributed at Costco outlets across Ontario and contain best before dates from October 15th to the 29th.


Retailers sold more than 11 million dollars worth of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales this month.

By contrast, Colorado's first week of sales reached 5 million, while in Washington, sales during the first month hit only 2 million.

One reason Oregon posted stronger early sales was the existing medical marijuana infrastructure.


And Cargill has announced plans to spend about 50 million dollars on upgrades at its soybean processing plant in Wichita, Kansas.

The planned upgrade is expected to be completed in 2017.

Cargill also expects to increase production by 30 per cent at the plant.


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