June 6, 2014

ATLANTIC AGROLOGY WORKSHOP: SUSTAINABLE WATER FOOTPRINT . . . HYDROPONIC TOMATOES MAY ONE DAY BE TASTIER THAN ONES GROWN OUTSIDE . . . WORLD CONGRESS ON CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE . . . CAN ORGANIC FARMING COUNTERACT CARBON EMISSIONS? . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

ATLANTIC AGROLOGY WORKSHOP: SUSTAINABLE WATER FOOTPRINT
Source: NSFA An Atlantic Agrologist Workshop will take place July 20 – 22, 2014 in P.E.I. at the Stanley Bridge Country Resort. (read more)

HYDROPONIC TOMATOES MAY ONE DAY BE TASTIER THAN ONES GROWN OUTSIDE
Source: NPR
Peak tomato season – July through September here on the East Coast – is almost upon us, and the anticipation is palpable. Before we know it, those super sweet, juicy fruits, grown outdoors under the hot sun, will be back in abundance. We tend to fetishize summer tomatoes, especially heirloom varieties like Brandywine and Cherokee Purple, and regard them as the pinnacle of tomato flavor. (read more)

WORLD CONGRESS ON CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE 
Source: WCCA 
The growing season of 2013 was one for the record books. It was too wet, too dry, too cold, too hot. Although variability in the weather cannot be changed, we can learn to better manage under these conditions. Conservation of water and soil is vital to your success in all kinds of weather. On June 22 - 25, 2014 the 6th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba will present new ideas on all these topics and more. (read more)

CAN ORGANIC FARMING COUNTERACT CARBON EMISSIONS?
Source: The Wall St. Journal
Organic practices could counteract the world’s yearly carbon dioxide output while producing the same amount of food as conventional farming, a new study suggests. (read more)

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

2014 P.E.I. POTATO AMBASSADOR
http://peifa.ca/2014-pei-potato-ambassador/

U.S. OFFICIALS CUT ESTIMATE OF RECOVERABLE MONTEREY SHALE OIL BY 96 PERCENT – LA TIMES
http://altwire.utne.com/rt_story/r_resilience/us-officials-cut-estimate-of-recoverable/416c344b6c6867546e6f586a6134786c6e76622b77413d3dTimes

20 HORSE ART PIECES AT SPRUCE MEADOWS FOR GOOD CAUSES
http://www.calgaryherald.com/These+horse+pieces+Spruce+Meadows+will+help+many+good+causes/9911290/story.html

HAVE CATTLE PRICES AND LOST GRAZING ACRES ALTERED CULLING PRICES?
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/Have-cattle-prices-and-lost-grazing-acres-altered-culling-prices-261837981.htmlaltered culling prices?