HOW WILL THE LIBERAL WIN AFFECT AGRICULTURE POLICY? . . . PREMIER WELCOMES SHELL TO NOVA SCOTIA’S OFFSHORE . . . DALE DEWAR FIRST P.E.I. WOMAN TO JOIN ELITE IN AG HALL OF FAME . . . HIGHER BEEF PRICES EXTEND CME LIVE CATTLE FUTURES ADVANCES . . . REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCER CARD . . .
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HOW WILL THE LIBERAL WIN AFFECT AGRICULTURE POLICY?
The Liberals have won a majority government, defeating the decade-old Harper government. The night was not without its upsets and surprises – including several of note for Canadian agriculture. (read more)
PREMIER WELCOMES SHELL TO NOVA SCOTIA’S OFFSHORE
Source: N.S. Dept of Energy
Premier Stephen McNeil welcomed the arrival of Shell Canada’s offshore drilling vessel Stena IceMAX to Nova Scotia’s waters today, Oct. 20.The vessel, owned by Stena Drilling of Aberdeen, Scotland, arrived in the Shelburne Basin about 250 kilometers off southwestern Nova Scotia to begin Shell Canada’s $1 billion exploration program. The company submitted a successful bid for the area in 2012. (read more)
DALE DEWAR FIRST P.E.I. WOMAN TO JOIN ELITE IN AG HALL OF FAME
Source: The Eastern Graphic
Back in the 1950s and ‘60s when Dale Dewar was showing her calf on 4-H achievement days little did she know it would be the beginning of a long and notable career in the agriculture industry on P.E.I. that would lead to another historical achievement. On Thursday, October 15, the former Deputy Minister of Agriculture will become the first Prince Edward Island woman inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame. (read more)
HIGHER BEEF PRICES EXTEND CME LIVE CATTLE FUTURES ADVANCES
Source: The Western Producer
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures landed in positive territory for a third day in a row on Tuesday, driven by upward-trending wholesale beef values that may bode well for cash prices later this week, traders said. Packers are expected pay more for market-ready, or cash, cattle than last week following futures’ three-day rally and improved beef sales outlook. Last week, cash cattle fetched $134 to $137 per cwt. (read more)
REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCER CARD
Source: Agricultural Alliance of NB
We would like to remind you that it is time to renew your RPAP card this November to continue receiving membership benefits and we encourage you to select the Alliance as your preferred general farming organization. Do not forget your RPAP/Farmer Purchaser’ Permit expires on October 31. (read more)
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