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June 4, 2019

Alberta greenhouse announces expansion

Big Marble Farms has announced a 10-acre expansion to their vegetable greenhouse facility, along with a state-of-the-art 6MW cogeneration power plant.

Funding for youth ag employment strategy

The federal government is investing up to $3.75 million in funding for employers across the agriculture sector to hire Canadian youth, ages 15 to 30. Applications open June 3.

Carbon capture diverts CO2 to greenhouse

A carbon capture unit has been successfully deployed at a pulp mill in Quebec, where the captured carbon dioxide will be reused by an adjacent greenhouse facility.
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Summer Energy Curtains

Making the most of summer energy curtains

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5 Ways to fight food fraud

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June 11-13, 2019
Location: Netherlands
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Grower Day

June 18-19, 2019
Location: St. Catharines, ON
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International Floriculture Expo

June 18-20, 2019
Location: Miami, FL
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Greenhouse Biological Conference

June 19, 2019
Location: New Haven, CT
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