December 12, 2014

REWARD IN LINKLETTER CASE NOW STANDS AT $100,000 . . . THRIVING RURAL COMMUNITIES; AGRICULTURE AS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER . . . USE OF DRONES IN FORESTRY: SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT FROM THE AIR . . . MOOVIN’ ON UP . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...

REWARD IN LINKLETTER CASE NOW STANDS AT $100,000 
Source: Island Farmer
The reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for food tampering at Linkletter Farms has been increased to $100,000. The P.E.I. Potato Board offered a $50,000 reward in mid-November for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for inserting sewing needles into potatoes of Linkletter Farms Ltd. which were destined for human consumption. (read more)

THRIVING RURAL COMMUNITIES; AGRICULTURE AS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER
Source: NFUNB
The NFUNB’s 8th Annual General Meeting will take place in Fredericton, Sunday, March 15, 2015, 10 am to 5 pm. AGM is open to all and the day will be filled with speakers on the topic of Thriving rural communities; agriculture as an economic driver. (read more)

USE OF DRONES IN FORESTRY: SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT FROM THE AIR
Source: The Working Forest
Aerial images have been used in forestry for decades to perform a variety of tasks, such as forest inventories or mapping damage after disasters. Today, very small unmanned aircraft that can fly autonomously – known as drones – can be employed. Using drones to capture image data enables operations to be planned flexibly and at short notice, thus ensuring that image products are quickly available. Thanks to their low flight altitude, drones can fly even under heavy cloud. Moreover, their quiet and energy-efficient electric motors are not only environment-friendly but also reduce the impact of noise on humans and animals. (read more)

MOOVIN’ ON UP
Source: Modern Farmer
Let’s talk about milk. The Coca-Cola Company, Inc, LLC, ™, ®, has announced its entry into a new sector of the beverage market. Soon enough, you’ll be able to buy super healthy science milk produced by the same company that one brought you previous super healthy science drinks like Surge. One executive called it, for real, the “premiumization of milk.” (read more)

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

BIRDS OF A FEATHER AREN’T NECESSARILY RELATED
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/12/11/370087804/birds-of-a-feather-arent-necessarily-related

SYSCO-U.S. FOODS MERGER HITS SNAG
http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/Sysco-US-Foods-merger-hits-snag-285545781.html

“SUGAR WORSE THAN SALT” ROW ERUPTS
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30416155

11 TIPS TO HELP YOU SAVE ON YOUR HEATING BILL
http://www.efficiencyns.ca/11-tips-help-save-heating-bill/?utm_source=campaigner&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tips-heating-2014-december&utm_campaign=december2014-res-email