HOW TO GET TO THE FACTS IN MIRACLE PRODUCT CLAIMS . . . DSM TO INVEST, GROW IN NOVA SCOTIA . . . GET A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE WITH THIS 10-YEAR OUTLOOK . . . CAVENDISH REPEATS CALL FOR END OF MORATORIUM AFTER MCCAIN CLOSURE . . . FARM PRODUCTION EXPENSES CLIMB 8.6 PERCENT IN CALIFORNIA . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
HOW TO GET TO THE FACTS IN MIRACLE PRODUCT CLAIMS
Source: AB Agriculture and Rural Development
An Alberta Agriculture specialist says that producers should be wary of unproven claims of fertilizer performance. “Even before the federal government changed the rules for registration of fertilizer products, there were plenty of fertilizer products with lofty claims of improved yield,” says Harry Brook, crop specialist, Ag-Info Centre, Stettler. “Since the regulations have changed, fertilizers merely have to be proven safe, not even effective, and there are a multitude of new fertilizer products with a wide variety of claims. How do you know which ones are true and which are not? (read more)
DSM TO INVEST, GROW IN NOVA SCOTIA
Source: Nova Scotia Business Inc
DSM Nutritional Products, part of Royal DSM NV, a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing essential nutritional ingredients for health markets, announced Aug. 18 it is investing at least $30 million in new capital in its Mulgrave facility. “DSM evaluated multiple locations across the Americas for an expansion within our nutritional products division,” said Stephan Tanda, managing board member of DSM, responsible for its nutrition business group. “With NSBI’s support, along with Nova Scotia’s talented and educated workforce and leading universities in the research and development of marine sciences, Nova Scotia was the right choice for this investment.” (read more)
GET A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE WITH THIS 10-YEAR OUTLOOK
Plan strategically as FCC Chief Ag Economist J.P. Gervais shares a 10-year outlook from the OECD-FAO for the world ag economy. (read more)
CAVENDISH REPEATS CALL FOR END OF MORATORIUM AFTER MCCAIN CLOSURE
Source: The Island Farmer
The biggest potato processor in the province is using the closure of its major rival as an opportunity to restate its case for an end to the 2002 moratorium on deep water wells. McCain Food announced plans to close its lone Island plant in Borden-Carleton at the end of October, leaving 121 people out of work. The company blames declining demand for French fries on the part of North American consumers, increased efficiency at its other plants through Canada and a strong Canadian dollar for the closure. (read more)
FARM PRODUCTION EXPENSES CLIMB 8.6 PERCENT IN CALIFORNIA
Source: Western Farm Press
California’s total farm production expenditures totaled $36.6 billion in 2013, up 8.6 percent from the 2012 revised estimate of $33.7 billion. At 10 percent, California had the largest percentage of the 2013 U.S. total expenditures. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
FARM SAFETY NOVA SCOTIA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
HUMAN COMBINE PULL FOR CFGB ON CTV NEWS
GERMANY SAYS “NEIN!” TO CHLORINE CHICKENS FROM THE U.S.
GASPEREAU SCHOOL SAYS THANKS TO LONGSPELL FARM