U.S. TARIFF RULING LOOMS . . . SOFTWOOD LUMBER AGREEMENT EXPIRES, TRADE ENTERS A GRACE PERIOD . . . ATLANTIC AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME 2015 INDUCTION CEREMONY . . . P.E.I. GRAIN ELEVATORS IN NEED OF MORE STORAGE SPACE . . . EU CLIMATE CHIEF HAILS GLOBAL PROGRESS ON EMISSIONS . . .
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U.S. TARIFF RULING LOOMS
Source: The Chronicle-Herald The United States Department of Commerce will announce Wednesday afternoon whether it will uphold a 20.33 percent tariff on imports from Port Hawkesbury Paper LP. The ruling has the ability to significantly affect the competitiveness of the Point Tupper mill’s product in its largest market. It won’t just reverberate through northern Nova Scotia, where about 700 people either work in the mill or in the woods supplying it with fiber, but it will also be felt in the handful of other North American communities surrounding mills that produce the glossy paper used on calendars and for newspaper inserts. (read more)
SOFTWOOD LUMBER AGREEMENT EXPIRES, TRADE ENTERS A GRACE PERIOD
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
With the expiration of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the U.S. on Oct. 12, lumber trade between the two nations is now governed by a “standstill provision” that precludes the U.S. from bringing trade action against Canadian softwood lumber producers for 12 months. As the 2006 agreement drew to its close without a negotiated settlement, representatives from both sides of the border pointed fingers at their counterparts. (read more)
ATLANTIC AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME 2015 INDUCTION CEREMONY
Source: NSFA The 2015 inductees are: Dale Dewar - Prince Edward Island; Richard (Dick) Huggard - Nova Scotia; Stephen Moffett - New Brunswick; Mervin Wiseman - Newfoundland and Labrador. October 15, 1pm, Alumni Theatre, Cumming Hall Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. RSVP to Jenna Forsyth at 902-893-6721 .
P.E.I. GRAIN ELEVATORS IN NEED OF MORE STORAGE SPACE
Source: Island Farmer
The P.E.I. Grain Elevator Corporation is running out of room. “We really need an additional storage tank at each of our elevators,” said David Thompson, the chair of the board of directors for the Crown corporation. He noted they were forced recently to send some soybeans to Halifax for storage because “we just didn't have any room. It is certainly something we would rather not do.” The elevator, headquartered in Kensington, also has an elevator in that Prince County town, along with sites in Roseneath and Elmsdale. The combined storage capacity is just over 32,000 metric tonnes. (read more)
EU CLIMATE CHIEF HAILS GLOBAL PROGRESS ON EMISSIONS
Europe’s climate change chief says he is astonished at the positive progress by governments towards a global deal on CO2. Miguel Arias Cañete said it was “quite astounding” that 149 nations have published their plans to curb carbon emissions. He told BBC News that even six months ago he would not have believed such commitments would emerge. Nations have been announcing plans ahead of the Paris climate summit. He warned, though, that nations’åß pledges had not yet reached the level needed to prevent potentially dangerous warming. (read more)
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