Aug 8, 2014

WAVES OF CHANGE . . . REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CASA CONFERENCE . . . MCCAIN TO CLOSE PEI FRENCH FRY PLANT . . . FORESTERS NOW MONITORING TREE POPULATIONS FROM SPACE . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...

WAVES OF CHANGE 
Source: Food Secure Canada
Hundreds of food leaders from across Canada will converge in Halifax November 13-16, 2014 for Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All, Food Secure Canada’s eighth National Assembly. Farmers, fishermen, dietitians, policy makers, activists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, indigenous leaders, students, academics, and more will create three jam-packed days of programming, networking opportunities, and learning sessions. This is the first time the FSC Assembly has been held in Atlantic Canada… (read more)

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CASA CONFERENCE 
Source: NSFA
The 20th annual Canadian Agricultural Safety Association national farm safety conference and AGM is fast- approaching, coming up from October 7 to 9, 2014. To celebrate CASA's 20th anniversary, we're heading to the nation's capital in Ottawa, Ontario, at the Lord Elgin Hotel.   (read more)

MCCAIN TO CLOSE PEI FRENCH FRY PLANT
Source: The Globe & Mail
McCain Foods Ltd. is blaming a shift in the market for French fries and the stronger Canadian dollar for its decision to close a plant in Prince Edward Island. When the plant in Borden-Carleton shuts down at the end of October, 121 jobs will be lost. (read more)

FORESTERS NOW MONITORING TREE POPULATIONS FROM SPACE 
Source: Scientific American
One traditional tool of a forester, an angle gauge, determines which trees must be measured in a sample of forest. Holding the gauge at arm’s length, a forester will spin 360 degrees in the middle of a sampling spot and examine each tree visible through the notched hole in the gauge… (read more)

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

SPRAY PROGRAM ALLOWS GROWERS TO FEND OFF COMBINATION OF VIRUSES http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1225824-spray-program-allows-growers-to-fend-off-combination-of-viruses

MISSOURI CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PITS FARMER AGAINST FARMER
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/06/338127707/missouri-s-right-to-farm-amendment-pits-farmer-against-farmer

BOLIVIAN GOLDEN BAT REVEALED AS “NEW SPECIES”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/28583377

PROBIOTICS REDUCE SHEDDING OF PATHOGENIC E. COLI IN CATTLE 
http://www.thebeefsite.com/articles/4004/probiotics-reduce-shedding-of-pathogenic-e-coli-in-cattle