RUSSIA FOOD BAN OFFERS BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR BRAZIL . . . DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR CFIA CONSULTATIONS . . . FORAGE AND LIVESTOCK RESEARCH ON THE FARM . . . MARITIME BEE TOUR 2014 . . .
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RUSSIA FOOD BAN OFFERS BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR BRAZIL
Russia’s ban on many western food products presents a massive opportunity for meat and grain exports from agricultural powerhouse Brazil and a smaller one for its Latin American neighbors. Around 90 new meat plants in Brazil were immediately approved to export beef, chicken, and pork to Russia and the South American nation is already working to increase its exports of corn and soybeans sales to Russian buyers, Brazil’s secretary of agricultural policy, Seneri Paludo, said on Thursday. (read more)
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR CFIA CONSULTATIONS
A reminder that the deadline to submit comments to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency regarding several current consultations is at the end of this month. The following documents have a comment deadline of August 29, 2014: A New Regulatory Framework for Federal Food Inspection: Overview of Proposed Regulations, Use of Private Certification to Inform Regulatory-Based Oversight, Incorporation by Reference, and Foreign Food safety Systems Recognition: Proposed Framework. (read more)
FORAGE AND LIVESTOCK RESEARCH ON THE FARM
Source: Maritime Beef Test Station
The Maritime Beef Council in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) invite you to a tour of AAFC Nappan Research Farm, and the Maritime Beef Test Station. Tuesday August 12, 2014 from 11 am to 3:30 pm, rain or shine. (read more)
MARITIME BEE TOUR 2014 “BEE KEEPER CHALLENGES”
The New Brunswick Beekeepers’ Association would like to invite everyone to attend the Maritime Bee Tour. This event will be held in Moncton, N.B., August 15-16, 2014. Activities will be headquartered at Crandall University, Moncton, N.B. for the reception, banquet, and accommodations. On day 2 a tour bus will travel to Boyd Hicks apiary, Golden Acres Farm, Killams Mills where education stations will provide the formal learning component of the event with two experts in the field of apiculture. The tour will also stop at Heritage Wrought Iron, hosts Paul and Anita Fontaine. (read more)
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