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Oct. 17, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – The latest round of Ontario farm property assessments are in the mail. Every four years, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) updates assessments on all properties for tax purposes, including farm property. This year’s assessments reflect new property values as of Jan. 1, 2016.
September 2016 – A posthumous award was among those presented by the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association last year during its annual awards reception during the Green Industry Show and Conference in Calgary.
September 2016 – For people who want nothing to do with gambling, I wonder why they are living in a casino. Greenhouse operators are farmers and they like to take a gamble. They take big risks every time a decision is put into action.
September 2016 – “The roots of education are bitter,” Aristotle once said, “but the fruit is sweet.”
August 2016 – Almost a year of research is coming to fruition for the “Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA)” project and the results indicate that more needs to be done to increase gender diversity in leadership roles in the industry.   
June 30, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – Farmers are among the most vulnerable when it comes to mental health, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.
May 2, 2016, Delta, B.C. — The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), a nonprofit that brings together workers, growers and retailers to produce safer, more responsibly grown fruits and vegetables, today announced that fresh fruits and vegetables labeled “Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured™” from Windset Farms® are now available at select Costco locations in the northwest United States.
March 9, 2016, Victor, NY — Jeff Distasio has been named national sales manager at BioWorks, home to the RootShield®, BotaniGard®, CEASE®, Molt-X®, MilStop®, NemaShield® and SuffOil-X® brands of biopesticides and Verdanta® and ON-Gard® brands of biofertilizers.
Jan. 21, 2016, Toronto — Government rules and paperwork continue to hit farmers even harder than other small business owners, according to survey data released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), on day four of Red Tape Awareness Week™.
Jan. 18, 2016, Beamsville, Ont. — Andrew Hendriks Jr. knows that the only way to stay competitive in the greenhouse industry is to constantly evolve.
February 2016 — In researching the history of the magazine for our December edition, a celebration of our 35 years of growing with you, I was struck by how receptive the industry has been to change.
Nov. 27, 2015, Niagara Falls, Ont. — CGC'15 keynote speaker Michelle Painchaud gave growers and suppliers tips on "Creating a High-Performance Organization.

Painchaud is president and CEO of the Painchaud Performance Group, which has clients across Canada. She grew up on a grain farm in Manitoba and recognized at an early age that farmres struggled to find and keep talent, high-performing employees.
December 2015 — Even small gestures of appreciation have a significant influence on the output and quality of work by employees.
It was another banner year for the calibre of Top 10 Under 40 award nominations.
October 2015 — Labour has always been a significant challenge for Canadian agriculture. Farm work is hard, sometimes highly repetitive, and often seasonal in nature. Finding good employees is a tough job in itself.

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