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Produce Talks is the monthly CPMA podcast. The podcast is available through the CPMA website and iTunes, with member exclusive content reserved for the CPMA member community. Each month we explore issues and developments in the produce industry by connecting with our members and a network of experts.

Produce Talks Canadian Produce Marketing Association

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Produce Talks is the monthly CPMA podcast. The podcast is available through the CPMA website and iTunes, with member exclusive content reserved for the CPMA member community. Each month we explore issues and developments in the produce industry by connecting with our members and a network of experts.

    CPMA Market Annual Report – Mike Mauti

    CPMA Market Annual Report – Mike Mauti

    On this episode we are pleased to welcome CPMA’s Sue Lewis and Mike Mauti, Managing Partner of Execulytics Consulting as they discuss the recently released CPMA Canadian Marketplace Annual Report. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the Canadian produce market for 2021. They discuss consumer trends in Canada, the growth of Canadian greenhouse grown and consumer perceptions about organic produce. Mike also uses his crystal ball to look at 2022 and beyond in relation to the growing and retailing of fruits and vegetables in Canada. Play the Podcast Thank you to our podcast sponsors, Nature Fresh Farms and Fresh From Florida.                 

    Ambassador of Colombia Jorge Londono

    Ambassador of Colombia Jorge Londono

    In this podcast we welcome Mr. Jorge Londono de la Cuesta who has been the Ambassador of Colombia to Canada since November 2020. Ambassador Londono speaks with CPMA President Ron Lemaire about the economic opportunities in his South American country. He also talks about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and how his country is recovering economically. Listen to hear Ambassador Londono share his insights and his country’s trade goals and the opportunities for Canadian produce companies in Colombia. Play the Podcast Thank you to our podcast sponsors, Nature Fresh Farms and Fresh From Florida.                 

    Produce & Politics: Federal election 2021 and current issues facing the fresh produce supply chain in Canada

    Produce & Politics: Federal election 2021 and current issues facing the fresh produce supply chain in Canada

    This edition of Produce Talks is a recording of our October webinar on the 2021 federal election results and the impact on the fresh produce industry. David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, shares his election analysis and insights, followed by a roundtable discussion with industry leaders on issues requiring federal government action. Current issues such as supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, sustainability, and the need for a Canadian financial protection tool for produce sellers are discussed. Be sure to check out this insightful and engaging conversation featuring the following panelists: • David Coletto (Abacus Data) • Ron Lemaire (CPMA) • Guy Milette (Courchesne Larose) • David Dube (Krown Produce) • Quinton Woods (Gwillimdale Farms) • Larry McIntosh (retired from Peak of the Market) Play the Podcast Thank you to our podcast sponsors, Nature Fresh Farms and Fresh From Florida.                 

    CPMA Produce Person of the Year – Larry McIntosh

    CPMA Produce Person of the Year – Larry McIntosh

    In this episode, Ron Lemaire has a discussion with Larry McIntosh, a past Chair of CPMA and the 2021 Produce Person of the Year. Larry has spent 27 years in the produce industry, recently retiring as CEO of Peak of the Market. We talk about how the produce industry has evolved over years, the resilience of our sector and the future hurdles that we will continue to overcome. Among many other topics, Larry tells us that he feels CPMA’s Passion for Produce program is the best program in the industry for young professionals and shares his advice for PFP participants to achieve success in business. Play the Podcast Thank you to our podcast sponsors, Nature Fresh Farms and Fresh From Florida.                 

    CPMA Produce Champion 2021 - Senator Rob Black

    CPMA Produce Champion 2021 - Senator Rob Black

    In this episode, we feature a discussion with the CPMA 2021 Produce Champion, Ontario Senator Rob Black, who is a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. CPMA's annual Produce Champion award is given to one or more Member(s) of Parliament and/or Senator(s) who have been supportive of the produce industry and effective at bringing industry issues to the forefront on Parliament Hill. Senator Black shares his story on how he became a Senator and how he has worked to further the interests of agriculture in Canada, throughout his professional career and, more recently in Ottawa. Play the Podcast Thank you to our podcast sponsor, NatureFresh™ Farms.                 

    Sustainability for Produce – A Conversation About the Present & Future

    Sustainability for Produce – A Conversation About the Present & Future

    Sustainability has been a focus for the produce industry for many years and is a complex issue with multiple areas of focus. In Canada current areas of focus include the potential of a Canadian index to benchmark Agri-food sustainability, government focus on issues such as carbon credits and industry-led initiatives to improve sustainability. This episode provides industry insight on some of the key areas of focus including Canada’s Sustainability Index, greenhouse gas (GHG) sequestration, biodiversity and regenerative agriculture. Guests on this episode include Scott Ross of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Keith Kuhl of Southern Potato, Quinton Woods of Gwillimdale Farms, and David McInnes representing the National Index of Agri-Food Performance. Play the Podcast Thank you to our podcast sponsor, NatureFresh™ Farms.                 

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