PORK INDUSTRY WELCOMES AGGRESSIVE TIMETABLE FOR CANADA-KOREA FTA . . . ELECTRICITY SYSTEM REVIEW . . . AGRICULTURE INNOVATION ACCELERATOR AWARD . . . PROVINCE LOOKING FOR NORTHERN PULP MARKETS. . .
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PORK INDUSTRY WELCOMES AGGRESSIVE TIMETABLE FOR CANADA-KOREA FTA
Source: Canadian Pork Council
The Canadian Pork industry welcomed today’s news that the Federal government tabled the text of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement in the House of Commons. Canadian hog producers, pork processors and meat traders and the many other companies in Canada that provide inputs and services to the industry have a very strong interest in Canada aggressively pursuing further progress toward reducing agri-food trade barriers and achieving additional market access through bilateral trade agreements similar to this trade agreement with South Korea. (read more)
ELECTRICITY SYSTEM REVIEW
Source: NS Dept of Energy
The department encourages people to visit the Electricity System Review webpage to view technical studies, a summary document and videos. This new information will help inform public discussion in the fall. Updates will continue throughout the summer. The department welcomes feedback on the studies and invites interested parties to submit their thoughts and evidence.
AGRICULTURE INNOVATION ACCELERATOR AWARD
The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the second year of its Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award. The award is open to farmers, processors, suppliers, and organizations with innovative ideas and projects that will advance their business or the industry as a whole. The award winner will receive a prize that is estimated at $40,000 in an equal combination of cash and in-kind services, counseling and other contributions from sponsors. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2014. (read more)
PROVINCE LOOKING FOR NORTHERN PULP MARKETS
Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Zach Churchill says his department is working with sawmills to find other markets during Northern Pulp’s enforced shutdown. Churchill says the indefinite shutdown will have a ripple effect throughout the forest industry. NP buys wood chips, an important revenue source for sawmills, and is seen as a critical part of the supply chain.
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