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Fresh produce industry identifies way forward for plastics

“The challenge is not plastic packaging per se; it is the lack of integrated systems that encompass the entire plastic packaging value chain,” notes the report.

First aquaponics cannabis facility to use coho salmon

A BC-based cannabis producer will be the first aquaponics cannabis facility to cultivate coho salmon and craft cannabis in their newly licensed facility.

2020 NCL hourly wages available

Growers must use the 2020 hourly wage rates as a minimum when applying for their Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
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Seeking potential in greenhouse hemp

One of the first steps should be understanding the realities of this new, shifting market, say Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza and others. In 2019, the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) estimates there will be 120,000 to 150,000 seeded hemp acres in Canada, less than 1 per cent of which will be grown indoors. » Learn more
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State of the industry: Great expectations for the year ahead

The biggest topics of 2019: growth in cucumbers and peppers, the tomato brown rugose fruit virus, lingering effects of the BC pipeline rupture, consumer trends and boiler safety. Though these issues will likely continue to impact greenhouse growers in 2020, industry experts and associations have continued to prepare their growers for the foreseeable road bumps ahead. » Learn more

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