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Federal government clarifies compensation for SAWP workers

Employers are responsible for paying their temporary foreign workers (including SAWP) for a minimum of 30 hours per week during self-isolation.

Round-up of Canada’s financial assistance programs for farms

The Government of Canada rolled out a number of new financial initiatives in the past few weeks to help growers weather through the pandemic period.

Webinar (April 16): COVID workplace protocols for the greenhouse

From physical distancing to employee absences, sign up to learn how you can create a clean, safe, and accepting environment amid COVID-19 concerns.
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Screening out more than pepper weevils

Among its insect blocking abilities, insect netting offers unexpected advantages for greenhouse climate control and ongoing pest management practices. At first, growers were hesitant to install insect netting screens, concerned about their impact on the greenhouse climate, but the positives have far outweighed the challenges. » Learn more
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Garden centres find new ways to retail and engage

As the public continues their social distancing measures independent garden centres have made the difficult decision to close their retail fronts to visitors. But for some, this experience has only spurred their businesses forward in new directions. Hear from Will Heeman, Nadine Stielow and Christie Pollack on their latest ventures. » Learn more
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Website pinpoints Niagara-grown flower farm stands

Ornamental growers selling directly to consumers now have another way of spreading the word. Niagara Grown is a new non-profit website that helps consumers find local flowers. » Read more...

OFA offers support for members to sell direct

The OFA has set up an online guide for direct sales to consumers and a 30-day trial of e-commerce and delivery platform LocalLine. » Read more...

CanWest Hort Expo on hold

The 2020 CanWest Hort Expo, originally scheduled for Sept 30 to Oct 1 at Tradex, Abbotsford, has been put on hold indefinitely by its show organizer. » Read more...