Regional leadership group looking at establishing formal ties with Dal-Ag … NL SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE STRATEGY 2014 … QUEENS COUNTY BIOFUEL PROJECT STARTS HIRING … Survey shows global animal feed production growth …
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Regional leadership group looking at establishing formal ties with Dal-Ag
Since its founding in 1994, the Atlantic Agriculture Leadership program has fostered a close working relationship with the region’s only agricultural school. Now the program wants to put a more formal link in place with the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture. Until 2012, the Truro campus was known as Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Charlottetown-based consultant Alan Buchanan is working with the leadership group on the project. (read more)
NL SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE STRATEGY 2014
The Provincial Government of NL has released “Newfoundland and Labrador Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy 2014”. The new strategy addresses sustainability by committing to the implementation of a provincial fish health management plan, as well as encouraging enhancements to existing regional management plans. The Newfoundland and Labrador Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy 2014 was developed using feedback received from more than 120 participants who engaged in aquaculture consultations that took place in November and December of 2013. Participants included representatives from industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, Aboriginal organizations, and municipalities. (read more)
QUEENS COUNTY BIOFUEL PROJECT STARTS HIRING
A demonstration biofuel project in Brooklyn, Queens County, is hiring its first staffer and aims to be operational by June. CelluFuel Inc. is hunting for a lead operator, who will work with the project manager to oversee plant construction and startup. CelluFuel president and CEO Chris Hooper said Wednesday he expects four to six more workers will be hired this spring. (read more)
Survey shows global animal feed production growth
Source: Ontario Farmer
Around the world, the number of mills that produce animal feed and the amount of product they generate has grown significantly, the annual Alltech Global Feed Tonnage Survey has shown.The survey revealed an estimated total of 980 million metric tons of feed produced globally, an increase of about two per cent over the prior year. The top 10 feed producers in the world remained the same: China, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, India, Spain, Russia, Japan, Germany, and France. Some of the smaller countries saw significant jumps in productivity, including Indonesia, Turkey, Vietnam, Poland, Romania and Morocco. (read more)
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