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The budget: more questions than answers
Jan. 30, 2009 — Crafting a budget to meet the needs and wishes of 30 million Canadians has to be an enormous undertaking. Based on the comments reported by the media following the release of the 2009 federal budget, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty managed to satisfy about as many as he disappointed.
Busy season for Colombian growers
Jan. 29, 2009, Bogota, Colombia — Although consumer spending may be down, there’s one area where many Americans are willing to forego the budget, and that’s romance.
Video helps consumers "Pick Ontario"
Jan. 26, 2009 — The Pick Ontario consumer awareness campaign of Flowers Canada (Ontario) has just come out with a new video promoting the purchase of locally grown products.
Growing fuel potential of agro-biomass
Jan. 26, 2009, Kingston, Ont. — Building regional agricultural co-operatives to supply agro-biomass to industry is a huge opportunity waiting to happen, says Paul Kennedy, an Ontario landowner.
Planning a Pack Trials trip this year?
Jan. 23, 2009 — There are 39 companies participating in the 2009 California Pack Trials and they are all listed on the National Garden Bureau website.
FCC plans series of financial workshops
Jan. 23, 2009 — The beginning of a new year is a perfect time for producers to plan for the year ahead with their financial institution.
Growing poinsettias a little cooler
Jan. 21, 2009 — Paul Ecke Ranch is hosting a webinar later this month on the topic of growing poinsettias a little cooler.
Evaluating your farm's energy options
Jan. 19, 2009, Regina, Sask. — A new Farm Credit Canada (FCC) report suggests that now is the right time for those involved in Canadian agriculture to examine their energy needs and options for the future.
On-farm food safety boosted
Jan. 13, 2009, Ottawa, Ont. — The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) has received government funding for Canadian greenhouse growers who are implementing on-farm food safety programs.
Jan. 12, 2009 — Our sincere apologies for getting a name wrong in a December 2008 story (page 22), Nicol repeats with top trials container.