RESEARCH PROJECTS ADDRESS AG LABOUR . . . DEAR JON STEWART: PUT DOWN THE ACTIVIST KOOL-AID . . . PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY USE OF BIOMASS CARBON NEUTRAL: EPA . . . DARTMOUTH’S OATHILL LAKE REBOUNDS . . . FARMERS STILL GET FAILING GRADE ON SAFETY IMPLEMENTATION . . .
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RESEARCH PROJECTS ADDRESS AG LABOUR
Farmers across Canada have the chance to have their say about farm labour issues in two research projects co-ordinated by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council. “We have a lot of successes in agriculture including our productivity, production practices, technology, market access and trade agreements,” says Doug Chorney, CAHRC vice-chair, noting human resources is one of the biggest concerns for Canadian farmers. “That is why the work we are doing is important to every farmer in Canada.” (read more)
DEAR JON STEWART: PUT DOWN THE ACTIVIST KOOL-AID
I understand the “Daily Show” is a satirical television program, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threatening to veto (again) a ban on gestation crates provides excellent fodder to poke fun at the potential presidential candidate. But Mr. Stewart, you didn’t do yourself – or your audience – any favors. On Nov. 19, your five-minute segment focusing on gestation crates missed its mark and only further emphasizes the widening gap between urban consumers and pork producers. (read more)
PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY USE OF BIOMASS CARBON NEUTRAL: EPA
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Domtar Corporation announced its support of the position taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide emissions from sustainably managed sources of biomass should be considered “neutral” when accounting for greenhouse gas emissions. (read more)
DARTMOUTH’S OATHILL LAKE REBOUNDS
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Oathill Lake in Dartmouth is making a comeback, conservation advocates said Tuesday.
The urban water hole has rebounded nicely thanks to solar-powered technology that’s been pushing its near-eutrophic water problem out of the lake. A eutrophic lake is one that’s so rich in nutrients it has produced too much plant growth, killing animal life by depriving the body of water of oxygen. (read more)
FARMERS STILL GET FAILING GRADE ON SAFETY IMPLEMENTATION
Source: Alberta Farmer
Canadian farmers need to make safety a higher priority, says the executive director of the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association. “We need to convince farmers to embrace a safety culture that is part of their daily routine,” Marcel Hacault told the association’s recent annual meeting. On average 104 people die in accidents on Canadian farms annually, he said. Nearly half were the farmer or a family member. (read more)
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