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March 6, 2009, Calgary — Canada’s agri-food sector will become more efficient and competitive if industry and government work in partnership to reform the regulations that affect agriculture, says a new discussion paper commissioned by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI).
March 5, 2009 — David Turnbull, CHT, CSP, is the new sales manager for ASB Greenworld in Ontario. Turnbull, a past-president of Landscape Ontario, has served on many volunteer committees supporting the ornamental horticulture over the past 20 years.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.

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