Governments support B.C. fruit growers

Growing Forward funds business development, innovation, food safety and sustainability

The federal and provincial governments have provided funds to support business  development, innovation, food safety and sustainability.

Growing Forward is a five-year framework that co-ordinates federal and provincial agricultural policy.

Among the organizations receiving funds are the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, with $28,000 going to emerging threat assessment and industry outreach for spotted wing drosophila.

The B.C. Greenhouse Growers’ Association received $39,000 to revise and strengthen the bio-security guidelines for post-harvest greenhouse tomatoes.