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April 22, 2021

Dear CHC Members, Over the past several years, we have been working with industry partners to establish a “deemed trust,” which means financial protection for fresh produce growers and sellers at a federal level. Some of you may know of this as PACA (Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act). As you know, growing, harvesting, packing, and marketing…

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Budget 2021 comes up short for Canada’s fruit and vegetable growers

April 21, 2021

Ottawa, April 21, 2021 – On behalf of Canada’s fruit and vegetable growers, the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) applauds the federal government’s commitment to COVID recovery and maintaining environmental goals for our country. However, we are disappointed at the allocation of funding for agriculture in Monday’s Budget 2021 announcement, as it fails to adequately recognize…

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"BC Blueberry growers are extremely thankful for the hard work and support of CHC and everyone that was involved in this push for the BC Blueberry industry.

The government was very receptive to moving the start and end dates for the emergency registration and we were able to cover the majority of our season."

Jason Smith, Chair, BC Blueberry Council

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