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Aug.15, 2008 - On the World Wide Web, consumers are now in the driver's seat as they have the ability to rant or rave about your retail services on their blog, through a social networking site or via video postings. RetailWire.com has more on "customer-generated media" and how it will affect your business. | READ MORE
Aug. 15, 2008, Glen Haven, N.S. — Farmers in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are now earning less than at any time in the last four decades – so little, in fact, that rural communities in both provinces are at serious risk.
Aug. 15, 2008, Surrey, B.C. – Seasonal workers at Greenway Farms Ltd. in Surrey, B.C. have unionized after a majority of ballots cast said “yes” to representation by UFCW Canada.
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Seasonal workers at B.C. farm join UFCW
Seasonal workers at Greenway Farms Ltd. in Surrey, B.C., have unionized after a majority of ballots cast said “yes” to representation by UFCW Canada.
Aug. 14, 2008 - Proven Winners is hosting a grower-to-grower talk on Sept. 12 in the Rosemont, Il. to address the ever-changing industry and discuss issues in the industry. For more information, visit the company's website. | READ MORE
Aug. 14 - College graduates have added “green” to the list of factors such as salary, location and benefits in their job search. They are looking for a company where they can not only contribute from day one, but where that company will also represent environmental values and educate employees on these issues. The Lansing State Journal reports. | READ MORE
Aug. 14, 2008 - There's a new green group of consumers emerging. "Precyclers" are consumers who aren't content with just throwing cans and bottles in the recycling bin. Instead this group is looking to avoid excess packaging and waste so they will have less to recycle in the first place. Brandweek.com reports. | READ MORE
Aug. 12, 2008, Niagara Region, Ont. – An Agriculture Enterprise category will debut with this year’s Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This award acknowledges outstanding entrepreneurial achievement within the agricultural sector.
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Farm entrepreneur nominees sought in Niagara
An Agriculture Enterprise category will debut with this year’s Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This award acknowledges outstanding entrepreneurial achievement within the agricultural sector.
Aug. 12, 2008 - Popular interior design retailer recently released its new 2009 IKEA catalogue, which showcases what styles, textures and colours will be popular in the upcoming year.
Aug. 11, 2008 - Eye-catching displays and merchandising are great ways to  make customers stop in their tracks and take another look. Visit GrowRetail's website see what garden centre's in the UK are doing to spice up their retail space. | READ MORE
Aug. 8, 2008, Brooks, Alta. — Dr. Ron Howard, a plant pathologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, was recently awarded the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundations (ASTech) Dow AgroSciences/ASTec Innovation in Agricultural Science Award.
Aug. 7, 2008 - Only a few years after strict pesticide bans came into effect in the Greater Montreal region, pressure is mounting to ease the rules. The Montreal Gazette reports. | READ MORE
Aug. 5, 2008 - Terrain, a new garden centre concept from trendy clothing company Urban Outfitters Inc., opened its first shop in a Philadelphia suburb in April.
Aug. 5, 2008 - The signs are everywhere: in store windows or next to cash registers: "We don't accept $50 bills." But whether it's over concerns of counterfeit money, being robbed or simply lacking change, the practice isn't against the law. The Montreal Gazette reports. | READ MORE

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