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Archive for November 2018

Canadian Greenhouse Vegetable Growers welcome federal research funds for greenhouse automation

On behalf of greenhouse vegetable growers across the country, the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) would like to thank the federal government for recognizing the significant growth potential of greenhouse farming and establishing a $5 million Automation Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, to help continue to drive innovation and modernize the greenhouses of tomorrow. “Our…

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New video – Emotional statement about temporary foreign workers

We recently released our latest video in our campaign to celebrate international farm workers and to raise awareness of their importance to our industry. About the video Philippe Quinn, a farmer from Quebec, talks about the Guatemalans who work for him − especially Jose. It’s an amazing, heart-warming story full of generosity and love. We…

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What to Expect When You’re Inspected: The Tools You Need for Your Farm’s Audit & Inspection

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By Janet Krayden, Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) If your farm uses the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) through the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program (SAWP) or Agricultural Stream to fill job vacancies when Canadians do not apply, you will have noticed the number of audits and inspections have increased significantly. According to Employment and…

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Genetic Testing for Problem Weeds

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Story by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Vegetable growers often use herbicides to control weeds that affect production and cause yield losses. However, some weeds can develop resistance to herbicides. Not only does this impede weed management and cause yield losses, it also duplicates costs from having to try multiple weed control strategies, such as buying…

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Produce industry hosts successful Fall Harvest advocacy event on Parliament Hill

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Over November 5-7, industry leaders representing the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) met with over 50 Parliamentarians and their staff, including the Prime Minister, to discuss key issues currently affecting the Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable sector. As this year’s meetings were focused on increasing the industry’s competitiveness, discussions…

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First video launched in Labour Awareness Campaign – please “like” and share

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“Without international farm workers, there would be no Canadian fruit and vegetable production.” CHC’s Labour Awareness Campaign is a celebration of international farm workers in Canada. Most Canadians never think about how food gets onto our tables, or the critical role played by the men and women who work in the fields and greenhouses. Our…

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CHC’s Facebook page is telling stories, and people are liking it

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Earlier this year, we asked our members what social platform they preferred using. Facebook won, hands down. So, we made it a priority to get a Facebook page up and running where we could share good news about farmers, farm workers, and agriculture. Visit our Facebook page Lots of engagement Every day, people are liking,…

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