FORESTRY SECTOR, MARINE TRAINING FACILITY RECEIVE FEDERAL DOLLARS . . . U.S., KOREA STREAMLINE ORGANIC TRADE . . . BEEF INDUSTRY OFFERS IDEAS TO IMPROVE ITS SUCCESS . . . CANADA AWARDED 2015 FEI PAN AMERICAN ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS . . .
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FORESTRY SECTOR, MARINE TRAINING FACILITY RECEIVE FEDERAL DOLLARS
Source: Cape Breton Post
The Nova Scotia Landowners & Forest Fibre Producers Association is receiving $199,800 for a pilot project, and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Area Campus’ Nautical Institute will receive $151,696 towards the purchase of marine navigation simulation equipment. (read more)
U.S., KOREA STREAMLINE ORGANIC TRADE
Source: The Grower
A new agreement that took effect July 1 will allow organic processed foods certified in the U.S. or South Korea to be labeled as organic in either country. The pact will allow U.S. organic growers, processors, and business inroads to Korea’s expanding market for organic products, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (read more)
BEEF INDUSTRY OFFERS IDEAS TO IMPROVE ITS SUCCESS
Earlier this year, Farm Credit Canada was engaged by the Straw Man Initiative to reach out to Vision, its national agriculture research panel, and its customers to find out their views on how the Canadian beef industry is working together and future industry opportunities. Over 1,200 members of the beef industry responded making the study one of the largest known studies specific to the Canadian beef industry. (read more)
CANADA AWARDED 2015 FEI PAN AMERICAN ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Source: Equine Canada
Equine Canada and Endurance Canada are pleased to announce that the 2015 FEI Pan American Endurance Championships, a race 120km in length, will be held in Millbrook, ON, at Cayuse Creek Ranch. The competition will be held in Ganaraska Forest, southern Ontario’s largest conservation area. The forest has over 11,000 acres of treed area and over 600 km of trails. The advantage of this venue is that there will be no public roads and only proven horse friendly private landowners. The course will be designed for mostly double track flat trails that will maximize the speeds for the horses and minimize any hazardous trail conditions. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
PROPOSALS INVITED FOR $90 MILLION IN IFIT FUNDING
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