PORT HAWKESBURY’S IDLED PM1 GOES TO AUCTION . . . BOUNDARY LINE WORKSHOP PLANNED . . . DROUGHT IS DRIVING BEEKEEPERS AND THEIR HIVES FROM CALIFORNIA . . . CANADA TO PAY FARMERS FOR ANY LOSSES UNDER TRADE DEAL . . . TRACTOR OPERATOR SAFETY COURSE . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
PORT HAWKESBURY’S IDLED PM1 GOES TO AUCTION
Source: Pulp and Paper Canada
Aucto.com will be hosting a two-day online auction on October 6 and 7 to liquidate Port Hawkesbury Paper’s Paper Machine #1. The auction will include the complete Paper Machine #1; all associated stock prep equipment, including pumps, valves, screening, and dewatering equipment; all electrical distribution and control equipment; all spare rolls and spare parts associated with Paper Machine #1; and rolling stock. (read more)
BOUNDARY LINE WORKSHOP PLANNED
The Otter Ponds demonstration Forest will be holding a Boundary Line Maintenance workshop on Saturday, Oct 17 in Mooseland, N.S. The workshop will run from 9am to 3pm, with a morning session at the Mooseland Community Centre and the afternoon spent on site at the OPDF.
DROUGHT IS DRIVING BEEKEEPERS AND THEIR HIVES FROM CALIFORNIA
The drought in California over the past four years has hit the agriculture industry hard, especially one of the smallest farm creatures: honeybees. A lack of crops for bees to pollinate has California’s beekeeping industry on edge. Gene Brandi is one of those beekeepers. He has a colony of bees near a field of blooming alfalfa just outside the Central California town of Los Banos. He uses smoke from a canister of burning burlap to calm the bees. (read more)
CANADA TO PAY FARMERS FOR ANY LOSSES UNDER TRADE DEAL
The Western Producer
Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz maintains that if the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is signed this week supply managed sectors will be protected. “Not from this government,” he responded during a scrum with reporters after the national agriculture debate Sept. 30 when asked if there was a risk to the sector as negotiations proceed in Atlanta. “They know we have their back.” (read more)
TRACTOR OPERATOR SAFETY COURSE
Farm Safety Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Extended Learning of Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture to offer Tractor Operator Safety Training to participants of all ages in numerous locations across the province. This course will be available at discounted rates to registered farms and 4-H members. This course is designed to increase awareness and test competency of tractor operators with regards to safe operation and use of farm tractors and implements. Participants must have a valid Nova Scotia Class 5 or 8 driver's license. November 21-22, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Bible Hill. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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