REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE FOR THE KENTVILLE RESEARCH STATION’S OPEN HOUSE! . . . ORGANIC HARVEST MEAL . . . AMERICANS CHALLENGE CANADA’S EU CHEESE TRADE DEAL . . . 4R NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM PLANS FARM TOUR . . .
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REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE FOR THE KENTVILLE RESEARCH STATION’S OPEN HOUSE!
Bring the whole family to Explore the Science of Agriculture during an Open House at the Kentville Research Centre. Come see what our scientists are working on and get a glimpse into the future of agriculture while touring our fields and labs. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9am to 4pm. (read more)
ORGANIC HARVEST MEAL
Source: PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op
Who doesn’t love a good celebration, with good food, and good people? That’s why we are inviting you to join us for a celebration of organic food on P.E.I. It will be held at the P.E.I Brewing Company on Sept 21, 2014. Chef Adam Loo from the Merchantman Pub and his colleagues from the Murphy’s Group of Restaurants will be preparing the finest organic foods that P.E.I. has to offer. More details to be released. (read more)
AMERICANS CHALLENGE CANADA’S EU CHEESE TRADE DEAL
Source: Farm Focus
Americans are challenging Canada’s free trade agreement with the European Union because it reduces their access to the Canadian cheese market. First, they complain that Canada is reducing the quota for U.S. cheeses that can enter the country under reduced tariffs by 800 tonnes a year. That goes to Europeans. Second, they complain that the Canada-EU deal bans the use of several names for cheeses to be marketed in Canada. (read more)
4R NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM PLANS FARM TOUR
Source: Island Farmer
The 4R Nutrient Stewardship tour will be holding a farm tour September 18. P.E.I. was the first province to sign on to the program in 2012, which is spearheaded by the Canadian Fertilizer Institute. The Island partners include the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, the potato board, and the Kensington North Watershed Association. The goal of the program is simple – helping to ensure producers apply fertilizer at the optimum rate. (read more)
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