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Ontario Processing Vegetables Growers

Professional or non-profit organisation

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  • Growers organisation

Contact details
435 Consortium Court
N6E 2S8, LONDON (Ont.)

1 519 681 18 75
1 519 685 57 19
Contact name : Keith Robbins
Contact email : Click to see email address
OPVG is a non-profit organization representing the 450 growers across Ontario who produce tomatoes, green peas, sweet corn, green and wax beans, cucumbers, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, lima beans, onions, peppers, pumpkin and squash for the canning, freezing and pickling industry. Ontario's processing vegetable sector is an economic driver for the province of Ontario generating nearly $100 million in gross farm receipts annually. The organization is engaged negotiation of prices, terms and conditions of sale for the identified crops, as well as research coordination, and promotion of the processing vegetable sector.
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Chair and directors named for Ontario vegetable board

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Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers Hire General Manager

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