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News articles from the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) include updates on CHC activities and issues impacting the horticultural sector.

We need your help on an urgent matter!

Apr 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

Apr 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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Plant Health Knows No Borders

Apr 19, 2021

As part of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), the North American Plant Protection Organization’s (NAPPO) is hosting the “Plant Health Knows No Borders” illumination initiative today and tomorrow. This initiative will see a number of North American landmarks shine green, which includes the iconic Niagara Falls! You can join the movement tonight and…

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2021 AGM Recap

Apr 1, 2021

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) held its 2021 Annual General Meeting virtually from March 16 to 17. The 2020 AGM theme was Horticulture Strong: Reflect. Adapt. Persevere. More than 170 delegates and observers logged on to discuss policy issues and to hear presentations from industry representatives. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food kicked…

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Canadian Horticultural Council Recognizes Industry Leaders at 99th AGM

Mar 19, 2021

March 19, 2020– The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) held its 2021 Annual General Meeting virtually from March 16 to 17. The 2020 AGM theme was Horticulture Strong: Reflect. Adapt. Persevere. More than 170 delegates and observers logged on to discuss policy issues and to hear presentations from industry representatives. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian Minister of Agriculture…

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Notice Of CHC Annual General Meeting 2021

Feb 11, 2021
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The ninety-ninth Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Horticultural Council will be held virtually via Zoom on March 16 and 17, 2021 commencing both days at 2 pm Ottawa time. For more information on the AGM and registration, click here.

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Report champions a new sustainability index for Canada’s agri-food sector

Jan 28, 2021

A national sustainability index for the agri-food sector would help
demonstrate Canada’s rightful place as a leader of sustainable, safe and responsibly-produced food…

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Canadian Potato Council Launches Potato Research Cluster Knowledge Transfer Website

Dec 1, 2020

The Research Working Group of the Canadian Potato Council (CPC) recently announced the launch of a new bilingual website to inform Canadian potato producers on the research that is underway in the Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture 3, as well as sharing the latest updates on research progress from each of the project leads. On this website,…

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Statement Regarding the Completion of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting

Nov 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE November 30, 2020 (Ottawa, ON), — On behalf of Canada’s fruit and vegetable growers, the Canadian Horticultural Council has released the following statement regarding the completion of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agriculture Ministers’ meeting. The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is encouraged by the announcement that the federal government is looking at enhancements to the AgriStability…

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CPMA and CHC Host Successful Virtual Fall Harvest Event with Parliamentarians and Industry Stakeholders

Nov 9, 2020

PRESS RELEASE November 6, 2020 (Ottawa, ON), — From November 2-5, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) hosted virtual meetings with industry representatives and Parliamentarians to discuss the needs and priorities of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector. Fall Harvest 2020 kicked off with a virtual session with the…

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