THE CANADIAN NATIONAL GOAT FEDERATION TAG TRIAL INFORMATION . . . THIS IS AGRICULTURE: UNIQUE ATLANTIC PROGRAM BEING OFFERED AT DALHOUSIE AGRICULTURAL CAMPUS . . . THREAT OF TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THE BAY OF FUNDY . . . SOFTWOOD LUMBER: PRODUCERS AWAIT A NEW DEAL . . . CLIMATE DATA INFORMATION . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
THE CANADIAN NATIONAL GOAT FEDERATION TAG TRIAL INFORMATION
The Canadian National Goat Federation will be launching its tag trial starting late 2015. The tags will be trialled for a period of six months. Participating producers must read and understand the CNGF Tag Trial Protocol, and agree to their responsibilities outlined in the protocol. Producers participating in the trial will be required to apply the tags or leg bands themselves.
THIS IS AGRICULTURE: UNIQUE ATLANTIC PROGRAM BEING OFFERED AT DALHOUSIE AGRICULTURAL CAMPUS
Source: Truro Daily News
Students passionate about the design of landscapes and the natural and cultural world no longer have to leave the Atlantic provinces to study. New this year, Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture in Bible Hill is offering a landscape architecture program. Landscape architecture is a profession that focuses on the design of outdoor environments. It combines a number of different aspects including botany, horticulture, architecture, design and earth sciences, to name a few. (read more)
THREAT OF TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THE BAY OF FUNDY
The report, “Chemicals of Emerging Concern in the Bay of Fundy Watershed: What Are the Risks?” by Karen A. Kidd and Angella Mercer, commissioned by BoFEP and supported by Environment Canada, suggests that we are in the dark about the impact of chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in the marine environment of the Bay of Fundy and research should continue in specific locations in the Bay. The chemicals that may pose a risk have not yet been identified because information on environmental concentrations or toxicity are missing. (read more)
SOFTWOOD LUMBER: PRODUCERS AWAIT A NEW DEAL
Source: Pulp and Paper Canada
After nine years of the truce imposed by the Softwood Lumber Agreement, what’s next for trade in lumber between the U.S. and Canada? With the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) expiring in October, many companies and individuals within the sector have been waiting with bated breath for a new deal to be hammered out between Canada and the U.S. And unlike the last time the SLA was set to expire – in 2013 – the option for an extension is no longer available. At this point, it seems unlikely that both countries will come to an agreement prior to the current expiration date of the SLA. But chaos will not descend upon the lumber markets in North America for at least another 12 months. (read more)
CLIMATE DATA INFORMATION
A report was presented this week on Climate Data information that was collected over the past three years. The day started with a brainstorming session looking for ideas of possible projects that could come out of the three years of data or future data collection. The afternoon was a public presentation of the information collected and some interpretation of the data from David Colville of the Applied Geomatics Research Group at NSCC and John Lewis of Perennia. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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