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

10th Annual Greenhouse Competition releases registration form

Jun 1, 2016

The 10th Annual Greenhouse Competition will take place at the Leamington Fair from June 17 – 19. Here are this year’s categories: Beefsteak: This category is for standard beefsteak tomatoes. Smaller sized beefsteaks should be entered in the Specialty or Cocktail category. TOV/Cluster:  This category is for the larger on the vine tomatoes. Bite size…

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CHC presents on Bee Health to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture

Jun 1, 2016

On May 30, 2016, CHC Executive Vice-President Anne Fowlie presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on the issue of Bee Health Monitoring in Canada.  The Committee is currently studying the issue of bee health, and Ms. Fowlie’s presentation offered information on how “the plant science industry is committed to ensuring that…

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Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2016-02-Methomyl (Lannate)

May 16, 2016

As part of its regular proceedings the CHC Crop Protection Advisory Committee (CPAC) represents Canadian horticultural growers on submissions to the PMRA relative to re-evaluation decisions.  A response to the proposed decision on Methomyl was submitted on April 13th, 2014.  This response is representative of input received from members and their growers.  Click here for a copy of this submission.

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CHC and CPMA Applaud Liberal Commitment to Restoring PACA Access for Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Sellers

May 16, 2016

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) applaud the commitment from the Liberal Party of Canada and Liberal Agriculture Critic Mark Eyking yesterday to establishing a comparable Canadian mechanism to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) in the United States and to restoring Canada’s preferential access to PACA programs. “Growing and selling fresh…

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Census of Agriculture out now

May 12, 2016

As of May 2, 2016, the Statistics Canada Census of Agriculture is able to be completed on-line. The Census takes place once every five years and provides community-level data used by decision-makers to ensure they are acting in the interests of farmers, farm communities and agricultural operations. The benefits of the census for the agricultural…

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Social License Applies to Producers and Consumers

May 11, 2016

By: Ralph C. Martin, Ph.D., P.Ag. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture posits that “social license, within an agricultural producers’ context, can be defined as theongoing level of acceptance, approval and trust of consumers regarding how food is produced.” Long before CFA and other groups, such as the Canadian Horticultural Council, was a twinkle in aggies’ eyes, philosopher,…

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How does agriculture improve public attitude towards GMOs?

May 11, 2016

By: Rosalie Tennison Every Canadian engages in conversation over food, but how many of the conversations are actually about food? As fewer people work in the agricultural industry or live in or near farming communities, many consumers have no connection to where their food originates. This demographic shift has led to a loss of understanding…

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CHC presents to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on PACA

May 10, 2016
Photo by Saffron Blaze – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28678264
Photo by Saffron Blaze – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28678264

On May 9, 2016, CHC Executive Vice-President Anne Fowlie, joined Ron Lemaire, President of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and George Gilvesy, President and CEO of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers in presenting to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on PACA as part of their study on Canada’s Preferential Status under the United…

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Statistical Overview of the Canadian Fruit Industry 2014

Apr 21, 2016

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Statistical Overview of the Canadian Vegetable Industry 2014

Apr 21, 2016

The Horticulture and Cross Sectoral Division of the Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is pleased to present the latest report: “Statistical Overview of the Canadian Vegetable Industry – 2014”. This report has been prepared by Samuel Gauthier. The report provides a comprehensive statistical overview of the vegetable industry statistics. It contains tables and charts about…

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