April 15, 2014 15:19 ET
ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of close to $80,000 to Flowers Canada Growers (FCG) to help expand sales in the United States, as well as increase their domestic market share.
FCG will promote Canadian floral products through participation at industry trade shows, the development of an export guidance manual and through sales missions to target markets.
"Our Government is strengthening Canada's agricultural sector through strategic investments that are opening new opportunities in domestic and international markets. This investment will help the floriculture industry better promote their products internationally, boost export sales and grow the industry as a whole."
- Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Agriculture Minister
"We are very grateful for the funding that our association receives from the AgriMarketing Program to promote our sector. We have utilized this program for a number of years and it has helped us grow our markets of high-quality Canadian plants and flowers throughout North America."
- Dean Shoemaker, Executive Director, Flowers Canada Growers
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Emily HogeveenPress SecretaryOffice of the Honourable Gerry Ritz613-773-1059Media RelationsAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada613-773-79721-866-345-7972Follow us on Twitter: @AAFC_Canada
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