PROPOSED CHANGES TO SHEEP IMPORTS FROM U.S. . . . NSWOOA FIELD DAY AND BARBECUE . . . GOT AN OPINION ABOUT DISPOSAL OF PLASTIC WASTE? . . . MEAT DISPUTE HAS FREE-SPEECH TWIST . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
PROPOSED CHANGES TO SHEEP IMPORTS FROM U.S.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently released for comment its proposed changes to the requirements for importing small ruminants from the United States. The proposed requirements for imports from the U.S. for breeding, domestic or captive purposes represent an extensive revision of an earlier policy presented in 2013. (read more)
NSWOOA FIELD DAY AND BARBECUE
Celebrate the beauty and learn more about the mission of the Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest. The day will mark the completion of the new visitors’ shelter. Visit the forest between 10am and 3pm, Saturday, May 24. A free shuttle will leave the Mooseland Community Centre every half hour. (read more)
GOT AN OPINION ABOUT DISPOSAL OF PLASTIC WASTE?
Nova Scotia has now released a consultation paper on new stewardship regulations, “Revising Our Path Forward: A public discussion paper about solid waste regulation in Nova Scotia.” It is a discussion paper on how many products in agriculture are currently disposed; used tires, plastic wrap, greenhouse containers, and the list goes on to include other items we all use, plastic bottles (bottle deposit program), oils, paints, electronics. (read more)
MEAT DISPUTE HAS FREE-SPEECH TWIST
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Canadian livestock producers were in an American courtroom Monday fighting against labelling requirements blamed for having devastated their exports to the United States. The case revolves around the free-speech rights guaranteed in the First Amendment, one of the most sacrosanct provisions of the American Constitution. Canadian and Mexican producers, and the U.S. partners they supply, argue that those speech rights are being violated by the requirement that they stamp country-of-origin labels on meat packaging. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
STUDY URGES MORE SUPPORT FOR FORESTRY INNOVATION
MT A STUDY SHOWS INFECTED TICKS, LYME DISEASE RISK ON RISE IN NB
“THIRD PLATE” REIMAGINES FARM-TO-TABLE EATING TO NOURISH THE LAND
FARMERS TWEAK ROTATIONS TO REFLECT MARKETS