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NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Budget breakdown
for small businesses

The federal government announced its 2009 budget in January. There were several initiatives announced that will affect small businesses.
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.
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Successful succession planning
So you’ve built a successful greenhouse operation. Now step back and think for a minute… how long do you plan to continue working at this endeavour?
So you’ve built a successful greenhouse operation. Now step back and think for a minute… how long do you plan to continue working at this endeavour?
WEB EXCLUSIVE

Successful succession planning
So you’ve built a successful greenhouse operation. Now step back and think for a minute… how long do you plan to continue working at this endeavour?
WEB EXCLUSIVE

Preparing for business 
with an emerging giant

A new international flower forum was held last fall in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The Yangtze Delta International Flower Forum, held Oct. 20-23, had 16 speakers from the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Germany and China, along with some 250 Chinese industry attendees.
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Canadian small business owners
are happy to go it alone

A new research report published by American Express finds that despite demanding workloads, high stress levels and worries about the state of the economy Canada's legion of small business owners are happy and fulfilled and have no regrets about going it alone.
Our website polling is less than a year old, but we’re already encouraged by the response. We’ll be adding polls throughout the year, and are open to suggestions from readers.
The term “behind the scenes” applies to work done with little fanfare, but usually with significant results. The actors may draw the applause, but every theatre production involves dozens of people working just as hard “behind the scenes”
The term “behind the scenes” applies to work done with little fanfare, but usually with significant results. The actors may draw the applause, but every theatre production involves dozens of people working just as hard “behind the scenes”
Oct. 27, 2008 — Industry veteran Randy Lagerwerf will be managing the Canadian sales for AGRIFOAM© and other greenhouse-related products of Syndicate Sales Inc.
Competition in one segment of the industry will soon become much stiffer, perhaps insurmountably so for some growers. And it doesn’t have to be that way.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Accessing the Advance Payment Program
Ontario floriculture producers can now access the Advance Payment Program of the Farm Finance Division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
September 12, 2008, La Malbaie, Qué. — Martin Desrochers, of Hydroserre Mirabel, was recently honoured with the 2008 Pillar of the Industry award by the Québec Produce Marketing Association. The award recognizes his involvement not only in the QPMA, but also in the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC).
September 30, 2008, Toronto — One of North America’s largest greenhouse conferences is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and it’s doing it in style. The Canadian Greenhouse Conference, being held Oct. 8-9 at the Toronto International Centre, is marking the milestone with a pair of high profile speakers with timely messages for the agriculture community.

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