NEW MARKETS OPEN FOR CANADIAN SHEEP PRODUCTS IN MEXICO . . . N.S. DEPUTY MINISTER ANNOUNCED . . . CASA WELCOMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND 2015 EXECUTIVE . . . CAN I QUOTE YOU ON THAT? WORK WITH THE MEDIA TO AGVOCATE OUTSIDE OF AG . . . PANEL NAMED TO REVIEW HANTS COUNTY MILL PRACTICES . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
NEW MARKETS OPEN FOR CANADIAN SHEEP PRODUCTS IN MEXICO
The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) is pleased to announce that, thanks to the efforts of the Market Access Secretariat (MAS), Canadian sheep and goat meat, offal and viscera from animals without any age restriction can now be shipped to Mexico. Prior to today’s announcement, there were restrictions on these products that limited Canada’s ability to export mutton to that country. (read more)
N.S. DEPUTY MINISTER ANNOUNCED
Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Department of Agriculture have a new Deputy Minister. Kim MacNeil has served as Associate Deputy Minister of the two departments since January 2014. MacNeil has worked in the aquaculture and mining sectors, and has more than 25 years of experience in the environmental field, including regulatory compliance and environmental health, with an emphasis on economic development. The appointment is effective immediately.
CASA WELCOMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND 2015 EXECUTIVE
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) elected two new board members. Wendy Bennett, Executive Director of British Columbia’s Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association (FARSHA), and David Powers, Director of Health, Safety, & Environment of Oxford Frozen Foods Limited from Nova Scotia, join the board for a three-year term. Tara Huestis, Farm Safety Specialist with the Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island assumes the position of vice-chair and Lauranne Sanderson, Department Head of Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus resumes her role as treasurer. (read more)
CAN I QUOTE YOU ON THAT? WORK WITH THE MEDIA TO AGVOCATE OUTSIDE OF AG
Source: Farm Management Canada
Join us for a webinar that will take you through the basics of working with the media to spread the good word on ag – well beyond the ag community. Media pro Lyndsey Smith will show you what media outlets want and need, and will share a few tips to put you on the road to a great relationship with the media. November 6, 1:30 pm EST. (read more)
PANEL NAMED TO REVIEW HANTS COUNTY MILL PRACTICES
Source: Magic 94.9
A mill harvesting near Panuke Lake in Hants County is facing review by the Mersey Woodlands Advisory Committee after concerns were raised by environmental groups that it didn’t conduct its operations properly. Because of the area is a travel corridor for wildlife, including mainland moose, special forestry practices are required. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
APPS AIM TO GUIDE YOU ON “SUSTAINABLE FOOD” (WHATEVER THAT MEANS)
MEAT LEADS RISE IN CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
FOUR WAYS THE BANK OF CANADA OUTLOOK RELATES TO AGRICULTURE
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