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

University of Guelph releases 2016 Food Price Report

Feb 3, 2016

The average Canadian household paid an average of $325 more for food in 2015.  Lower crude oil prices, lower interest rates and a Canadian dollar that dropped $.14 in 2015 are all key factors. Also, important to fruit and vegetable prices in Canada is the fact that 81% of fruit and vegetables consumed in Canada are imported.  The University…

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PMC Releases February Biopesticide Project Status by Crop

Feb 3, 2016

The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program’s has released their Biopesticide Project Status by Crop report from February 1, 2016 from the Pest Management Centre. Read the Report

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ChemChina cash offer to acquire Syngenta at a value of over US$ 43 billion

Feb 3, 2016

February 3, 2016 – Syngenta has announced that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company at US$ 465 per ordinary share plus a special dividend of CHF 5 to be paid conditional upon and prior to closing. Syngenta’s existing management will continue to run the company. After closing, a ten member Board of Directors will be…

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CHC provides support for the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Fruit and Tree Nut Industries

Feb 3, 2016

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) on behalf of Canadian fruit producers has provided its support for the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Fruit and Tree Nut Industries.  Likewise, the CHC on behalf of Canadian greenhouse producers has provided its support for the National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture sectors.  CHC, through representation on the Biosecurity…

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WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and Technical Barrier to Trade (TBT) Notifications

Feb 3, 2016

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Enquiry Points regularly distribute notifications by member countries on changes to their import policies which may impact exports of Canadian products.  While Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s policy officers make efforts to review these notifications and advise industry if the proposed changes are deemed to have potential to negatively impact their business activities, the volume of notifications…

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