GULF OF MAINE INITIATIVE . . . WILDLIFE COMMITTEE UPDATE . . . WILL HOG PROFITABILITY LEAD TO EXPANSION? . . . ORGANIC WEEK 2014 . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
GULF OF MAINE INITIATIVE
Source: Environment Canada
The Gulf of Maine Initiative aims to maintain a healthy ecosystem that supports long-term sustainability and economic growth. This initiative will fund projects that improve the understanding and monitoring of the ecosystem health, plus define and reduce the stressors specific to the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Funding will be made available for planning, coordinating, researching, and monitoring activities that will provide a strong science foundation and information for more strategically informed decisions and actions on habitat conservation, responsible development, and sustainable ecosystem health.
WILDLIFE COMMITTEE UPDATE
Following a recent meeting of the Agriculture Wildlife Issues Committee, and with the various reports from farmers of damage from wildlife, we hope this note offers a bit of an update and some guidance on what you can do if you are experiencing issues with nuisance wildlife. There seem to be lots of deer around the countryside as we motor through and they can be caught grazing on the crops, fields of vegetables, and jumping the trellises to the apple orchard and the stories of bear destruction and sitings are becoming way too common for farmers. (read more)
WILL HOG PROFITABILITY LEAD TO EXPANSION?
Source: FCC As of July 1, Canadian hog numbers were 1.3 percent higher than a year ago, according to Statistics Canada. Record profitability in the sector seems to have finally restored some confidence in the industry. With profits estimated to hit as much as $100 per head, the question for producers is, how long will this profitability last? To understand where we are heading, we need to realize how we got here. (read more)
ORGANIC WEEK 2014
Source: ACORN Many restaurants and retailers across Canada are celebrating organics with week-long events from September 20-28! With hundreds of individual events showcasing the benefits of organic agriculture and its positive impacts on the environment, there is indeed much to celebrate. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
2015 OVERALL CATTLE NUMBERS ESTIMATED TO RISE
U.S. GETS MIDDLING MARKS ON 2014 “STATE OF BIRDS” REPORT CARD
YOUNG CITIZEN SCIENTISTS REVEAL URBAN BEE “SURPRISE”
CANADIAN FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY UNDERSCORES COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENT