PEIFA CLAIMS LESS THAN IDEAL SITUATION FOR LOCAL LOBSTER FISHERMEN . . . BIOSECURITY REMAINS TOP IN PEDV BATTLE . . . NDP FOOD STRATEGY A WELCOME CONTRIBUTION TO DEMOCRATIC POLICY PROCESS . . . CASCADES TURNS TO SOLAR POWER AT KINGSEY FALLS MILLS . . .
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PEIFA CLAIMS LESS THAN IDEAL SITUATION FOR LOCAL LOBSTER FISHERMEN
Source: West Prince Graphic
According to Ian MacPherson, executive director for Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association Ltd, Island wide catches are down by 20 percent as of the end of May. As with any season, Mr MacPherson explained, some areas are up from last year, but a number of areas are lower, hence the overall volume decline. (read more)
BIOSECURITY REMAINS TOP IN PEDV BATTLE
As news comes this week of another case of Porcine epidemic diarrhrea virus detected at an Ontario farrow-to-finish operation, hog experts in the United States are reminding their producers to remain vigilant with biosecurity. Speaking to media last week at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Tom Burkgren of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, says warmer summer weather is expected to result in a decline in the number of incidents of PEDv, which thrives in cooler climates. Still, he warned, producers need to remain mindful. (read more)
NDP FOOD STRATEGY A WELCOME CONTRIBUTION TO DEMOCRATIC POLICY PROCESS
The National Farmers Union welcomes the release of Everybody Eats, the pan-Canadian food strategy launched by the New Democratic Party in early June. “We need a national discussion that brings together those who produce and process food and those who eat it to talk about issues such as what type of food and agriculture policies we need to ensure the survival of Canada’s family farms, how to ensure all Canadians have adequate, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and the protection of our natural environments in farming regions,” said Ann Slater, National Farmers Union (NFU) Vice-President, Policy. (read more)
CASCADES TURNS TO SOLAR POWER AT KINGSEY FALLS MILLS
Source: Pulp and Paper Canada
Cascades will install a powerful, 1,490 m2 concentrated solar power (CSP) system on a 4,000 m2 lot to reduce consumption of natural gas used to produce the hot water required by the company’s complex of tissue and board mills in Kingsey Falls, Que. (read more)
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