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Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2016-02-Methomyl (Lannate)

As part of its regular proceedings the CHC Crop Protection Advisory Committee (CPAC) represents Canadian horticultural growers on submissions to the PMRA relative to re-evaluation decisions.  A response to the proposed decision on Methomyl was submitted on April 13th, 2014.  This response is representative of input received from members and their growers.  Click here for a copy of this submission.

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CHC and CPMA Applaud Liberal Commitment to Restoring PACA Access for Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Sellers

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) applaud the commitment from the Liberal Party of Canada and Liberal Agriculture Critic Mark Eyking yesterday to establishing a comparable Canadian mechanism to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) in the United States and to restoring Canada’s preferential access to PACA programs. “Growing and selling fresh…

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Census of Agriculture out now

As of May 2, 2016, the Statistics Canada Census of Agriculture is able to be completed on-line. The Census takes place once every five years and provides community-level data used by decision-makers to ensure they are acting in the interests of farmers, farm communities and agricultural operations. The benefits of the census for the agricultural…

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Social License Applies to Producers and Consumers

By: Ralph C. Martin, Ph.D., P.Ag. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture posits that “social license, within an agricultural producers’ context, can be defined as theongoing level of acceptance, approval and trust of consumers regarding how food is produced.” Long before CFA and other groups, such as the Canadian Horticultural Council, was a twinkle in aggies’ eyes, philosopher,…

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How does agriculture improve public attitude towards GMOs?

By: Rosalie Tennison Every Canadian engages in conversation over food, but how many of the conversations are actually about food? As fewer people work in the agricultural industry or live in or near farming communities, many consumers have no connection to where their food originates. This demographic shift has led to a loss of understanding…

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CHC presents to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on PACA

Photo by Saffron Blaze – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

On May 9, 2016, CHC Executive Vice-President Anne Fowlie, joined Ron Lemaire, President of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and George Gilvesy, President and CEO of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers in presenting to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on PACA as part of their study on Canada’s Preferential Status under the United…

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