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FPT Agriculture Ministers committed to improving national BRM programs

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers recently met in Vancouver, B.C., on July 18-20 to discuss a number of agricultural issues, including the results of the Business Risk Management (BRM) review that took place over the past year. The ministers heard from an external panel of experts who made a number of recommendations and…

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CHC visits berry growers in Abbotsford, B.C.

Rebecca Lee at Kahlon Farms

Rebecca Lee, Executive Director of the Canadian Horticultural Council, took advantage of a recent trip to British Columbia to visit several berry growers in Abbotsford. Rebecca’s first stop was to visit Berryhill Foods, to chat with Tom, Steve, Tim, and Mike Phillips, and Mark Adams. Berryhill has been packing B.C. raspberries and blueberries for 25…

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Labour Campaign Update – Shooting Commences In Quebec With A Trip To Quinn Farm

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Recently, Hyperactive travelled to Quinn Farm in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Quebec, to interview owners Phil and Stephanie Quinn, and a few of their international farm workers. These interviews were the first of our production to be conducted entirely in French. Quinn Farm is a small, second-generation operation that harvests many different crops, including strawberries, blueberries, apples, and…

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CHC takes industry and government on a farm tour near Quebec City

group on summer tour

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC)’s Board of Directors recently welcomed industry and government representatives on their summer tour of several berry and vegetable farms, as well as an apple orchard near Quebec City. Most notably, the group was joined by MP Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary for agriculture, and MP Luc Berthold, Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary…

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Ken Forth to receive honorary PhD from the University of Guelph

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Ken Forth, a broccoli farmer from the Hamilton area and Chair of the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC)’s Trade and Marketing Committee, will soon be receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Guelph. According to Franco J. Vaccarino, President and Vice-Chancellor of the university, “Mr. Forth is being recognized for his extraordinary contributions…

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Save the Date – Fall Harvest Meetings on the Hill

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Join the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), and other growers and industry representatives in Ottawa as we lobby government in support of long-term sustainability for our industry and the health of Canadians. Mark your calendars! What: CPMA and CHC Fall Harvest Meetings on Parliament Hill Where: Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel,…

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