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February 9, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Imports of Dutch bell peppers under review
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Bring out the good silverware; it’s a day to celebrate

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Feb. 6, the average Canadian would have earned enough income to pay for his/her grocery bill for the year. >> Read full article

Health cost increases to slow

The average cost increase for employer-sponsored medical plans will likely dip in 2015, but cost increases will continue to exceed general inflation levels by a significant margin. >> Read full article

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Coffee shop talk and trade show booth banter suggests 2014 was a relatively good year for most growers. So … how was your year? >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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Imports of Dutch bell peppers under review

Canada is again looking at imports of Dutch greenhouse bell peppers. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has initiated an expiry review of its finding made on October 19, 2010, in Inquiry No. NQ-2010-001, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping of greenhouse bell peppers from the Netherlands is likely to result in injury. >> Learn More…


Flowers key source of bereavement comfort

Flowers and plants are the most effective non-human source of comfort for the bereaved. That was one of the findings of a new report from American Floral Endowment (AFE) and the Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) that summarizes findings from a recent study of funeral directors. >> Read full article

Setting goals to promote locally grown foods

Ontario is spreading the word about local food to help increase consumer awareness of, and demand for, the good things that are grown, harvested and made in Ontario. >> Read full article

Pure Hothouse expanding operations in the U.S.

Pure Hothouse Foods has broken ground on a state-of-the-art distribution centre In San Antonio. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Northwest Flower/Garden Show

February 11-15, 2015
Location: Washington State Convention Center - Seattle, WA >> More Info


February 26, 2015
Location: Delhi German Hall, Delhi, Ont. >> More Info

Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

March 3-4, 2015
Location: Raymond, MS >> More Info

Canadian Hort Council AGM

March 10-12, 2015
Location: Fairmont Chateau Frontenac - Quebec City, Que. >> More Info

World Floral Expo 2015

March 11-13, 2015
Location: L.A. Convention Center >> More Info