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

Genetic Testing for Problem Weeds

Nov 14, 2018
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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

Nov 13, 2018
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Canadian fresh produce industry leaders following a meeting with the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau.

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

Nov 9, 2018
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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

Nov 1, 2018
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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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Senate of Canada Adopts Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Nov 1, 2018
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Legislation was passed in the Senate on Thursday, October 25, 2018, to clear the path for Canada to be among the first six countries to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which will govern trade across 11 countries. The Canadian Horticultural Council is very pleased to see this legislation passed, as…

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Fresh produce industry supports targeted carbon tax relief for greenhouse growers

Oct 24, 2018
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This article has been edited to provide increased clarity following further analysis of the new legislation. On behalf of fruit and vegetable growers across the country, the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) thank the federal government for providing carbon pricing relief for farmers. By recognizing the unique nature of…

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Canadian Plant Health Council launched

Oct 12, 2018

Collaboration between Canadian governments, industry, academia and other partners in plant health is essential to protect our resources from new and emerging risks, drive innovation and ensure that Canadian industry remains competitive and sustainable. Plant health partners in Canada are pleased to announce the establishment of the Canadian Plant Health Council – fulfilling a multi-partner…

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Public Consultations on possible ASEAN-Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Sep 12, 2018
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On September 1, 2018, the Government launched 45-day public consultations on a possible ASEAN-Canada FTA. The main objective of the consultation is to hear from a broad range of partners, stakeholders and individual Canadians to help define Canada’s interests in a possible FTA with ASEAN and inform future decisions on next steps, including whether to…

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Canada’s continued trade relationship with the United Kingdom post-Brexit

Sep 12, 2018
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On March 29, 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union on March 30, 2019. This withdrawal from the European Union (EU) is also known as “Brexit”. Canada following closely Once Brexit occurs, the UK will no longer be considered…

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Canada-China Agricultural Trade Forum – Ottawa, September 12

Aug 8, 2018

Minister Han, of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), is coming to Ottawa with a trade delegation of agricultural companies interested in sourcing Canadian products for the Chinese market (see preliminary list of Chinese companies). Where: Downtown Ottawa (exact location TBD) When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Cost: Free The event is proposed…

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