Good day and welcome to the Sprout, where it’s National Jelly Doughnut Day and World Oceans Day.
Here’s today’s agriculture news.
A new report by researchers at Ryerson University’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has found grocery clerks and cashiers are working in overwhelmingly low-paid and part-time positions — a situation created in part, because of a shift in consumer shopping habits.
As the Financial Post reports, Brookfield researchers consulted with nearly 300 employees in the food retail space in Ontario and found many were making low wages compared to the cost of living in the province.
ICYMI: Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced details of the new $165.7 million Agricultural Clean Technology Program. You can find the full press release here.
Canadian officials are reportedly eyeing a multi-stage approach to reopening the border to travellers. CBC News has more.
Patios and other non-essential businesses across Ontario can open as early as Friday as the province moves into the first phase of its reopening plan. Some restrictions still apply. CBC News reports.
The Manitoba Co-operator looks at how slow crop emergence may have protected the province’s crops from at the worst of the late-frost that hit in May.
Also in Manitoba: the province says it will make Crown land available to livestock producers for haying. Real Agriculture has more.
The Financial Times looks at how China’s import appetite is raising prospects in the United States’ farm belt.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday the annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide was 50 per cent higher than pre-industrial age levels in May. The Associated Press explains.
Agriculture company BASF has introduced a new brand for its hybrid wheat lines. Called Ideltis, the brand was officially launched on Monday, with the hybrid wheat intended to provide producers with a more stable crop. Real Agriculture has that story.
A new report out of India has found the population of farm labourers is higher than that of cultivators in more than half the country’s districts. As the Times of India reports, the data comes as farm protests continue in India.
Even the pups need help cooling down on these hot humid days. As blogTO reports, Toronto’s latest small-batch ice cream shop says it has just the treat to do the trick.