CANADIAN PORK FEARED TARGETED IN RUSSIAN TRADE RETALIATION . . . WILD POLLINATOR HABITAT ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOP . . . FARMERS HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY IN HAULING FARM PRODUCTS . . . BIOMASS POWER PLANT AT PRINCE ALBERT PULP INDEFINITELY CLOSED . . . h
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CANADIAN PORK FEARED TARGETED IN RUSSIAN TRADE RETALIATION
Canada’s pork industry is bracing for a major blow after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his country will ban the import of agricultural products from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia. The announcement Wednesday did not list specific products that will be covered by the ban, but Russian media reports said a list is expected by Thursday and would likely include meat and dairy products. (read more)
WILD POLLINATOR HABITAT ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOP
Blueberry and apple producers, and others interested in the success of wild bees, gain insight on the importance of Wild Bees to fruit production, their economic benefits and biology, nest requirements as well as strategies for managing blueberry fields and orchards for wild bees. Delivered in P.E.I., September 29 and 30, 2014. Apply by September 2! (read more)
FARMERS HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY IN HAULING FARM PRODUCTS
Source: Agricultural Alliance of N.B.
A change to the Motor Vehicle Act will allow farmers to use their farm-plated vehicles to transport other farmers’ products. Previously a farmer could only haul his or her own products. The regulation change came about as a result of discussions between the Agricultural Alliance of N.B. and an interdepartmental working group on reducing costs and red tape for farmers. (read more)
BIOMASS POWER PLANT AT PRINCE ALBERT PULP INDEFINITELY CLOSED
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
The biomass-to-energy operation at the Prince Albert Pulp mill in Saskatchewan has been indefinitely shut down, according to the local newspaper, the Prince Albert Herald. The pulp mill and wood energy plant are owned by Paper Excellence. The biomass burning facility has been providing about 10 MW of electrical energy to the provincial grid while the pulp mill is being readied to re-open, but local officials have been told it is too expensive to operate the biomass-to-energy facility without waste wood from the pulp mill. (read more)
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