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2017 Mid-Summer Apple Meeting & Orchard Tour

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Last July 25 and 26, Quebec’s Apple Producers hosted the annual meeting of the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC)’s Canadian apple industry. Representatives from the industry, from the Quebec and Canadian governments and from the other provinces increased their knowledge of Quebec’s apple industry. The event, held in the Laurentians, was a huge success! On July…

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Government officials tour SAWP farms

Participants talk to SAWP workers and farmers. Photo: Rebecca Lee (CHC)

Representatives from four different government departments and departmental organizations recently made the trip to Norfolk County, known as “Ontario’s garden”, to observe the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) in action. Officials from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC); Service Canada; Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) participated in a…

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CHC welcomes the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association to its membership

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The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is happy to welcome its newest member: the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA). According to Allen Kirkpatrick, the association’s Executive Director, “The corrugated industry takes great pride in serving the packaging needs of important clients like those involved with CHC. We are committed to increasing exposure and our accessibility…

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CFIA launches new DNA-based projects to boost fruit plant trade

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On August 15, Lawrence MacAulay announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will lead two projects worth $500,000 that use new DNA-based technologies to reduce the quarantine testing time, protect Canada’s fruit industry from viruses, and boost trade and economic competitiveness in the $240 million Canadian tree fruit industry. The first project will dramatically…

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Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers hire new GM

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The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) would like to congratulate and welcome the new General Manager of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG), Mr. Joe Sbrocchi. Mr. Sbrocchi joins OGVG with a number of years’ experience working within the greenhouse sector. For 20 years, Mr. Sbrocchi worked in the retail produce industry, buying and selling produce. He…

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