This study was conducted at the request of the Ontario Vegetable Growers' Marketing Board, the Ontario Food Processors Association, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The study seeks to determine the competitiveness of the peas, beans and sweet corn processing industry in Ontario. The primary competing jurisdictions examined were the US midwest and Quebec. In order to accomplish the task, the study examined the following topics in Ontario and competing regions: - Industry Structure and Overview -market trends, -acreage, yields and production trends, -international trade -plant numbers and size, sales/value added - Overview of Field to Pad Costs - A review of the Ontario contract agreements in relation to provisions in other regions. - The strengths and weakness of Ontario relative to other regions and the source of difference between regions.


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