March 3, 2015

TALKING TURKEY, NOT . . . NORTHERN PULP “DISAPPOINTED” POLLUTION PROJECT SUPPLIER PULLS OUT . . . CANADIAN AGRICULTURE LITERACY WEEK . . . P.E.I. COPC AGM . . . THE BULL SALE IS ON . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...

N.S. Turkey Farmers change tune
Source: AtlanticFarmer.com
The Turkey Farmers of Nova Scotia (TFNS) has a new excuse for why it slammed the door February 23 on Nova Scotians turning to Larkin Brothers of Prince Edward Island as a source for “free range license holders and vendor” poults. (read more)

NORTHERN PULP “DISAPPOINTED” POLLUTION PROJECT SUPPLIER PULLS OUT
Source: CBC.ca
The U.S. company hired to supply and install new air pollution technology at Northern Pulp has abruptly pulled out of the $22 million project months before completing the job, CBC News has learned. Atlanta based Clyde Bergemann Power Group was hired in a $20 million turn key contract last year, but the company pulled out of the installation phase last Thursday says Northern Pulp operations manager Bruce Chapman. (read more)

CANADIAN AGRICULTURE LITERACY WEEK
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
 “Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week is all about engaging students to help them connect with agriculture and really learn about its importance,” says Karen Carle, agriculture education consultant, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Red Deer. “There’s a growing interest among Canadians to find out where their food comes from and this week is a great way to help teach children about farming.” March 1-7, is Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week.  (read more)

P.E.I. COPC AGM
Source: P.E.I. Certified Organic Producers Co-Operative
Attention members and associate members, your Board of Directors have decided that our annual meeting will be held at the farm center in Charlottetown on March 9 (storm date March 11) at 7pm (read more)

THE BULL SALE IS ON
Source: AtlanticFarmer.com
The bull and heifer sale at the Beef Test Station in Nappan, N.S., is still on for April 4 despite collapse of the feeder barn where traditionally bulls are assembled the day of the sale. According to Brad McCallum, general manager of the AgriCommodity Management Association (ACMA), only eight of 22 rafters snapped under the weight of snow, and those at the far end of the barn.
“It was very fortunate it was at the end of the barn and not the middle or near end,” McCallum said when contacted Monday. Clean up of the damaged portion of the barn was to begin Monday or Tuesday, after which the open end of the building will be framed and sheathed against the weather.
McCallum judged there will be 60 to 65 bulls on offer this year and 30 to 40 heifers. “There will be plenty of space for a hundred animals, although they may be divided differently (from earlier years).
Videos of the bulls on offer are to be taken March 16 or 17, with March 23 the target date for getting them on-line.  (read more)

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

WORKSHOP PLANNED ON LOCAL FOOD
http://www.peicanada.com/island_farmer/article_9460fd3e-c0f5-11e4-a189-1740ac78cc8b.html

YOUR GRANDPARENTS SPENT MORE OF THEIR MONEY ON FOOD THAN YOU DO
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/03/02/389578089/your-grandparents-spent-more-of-their-money-on-food-than-you-do

COOKE CONUNDRUM SPLITS SHELBURNE
http://halifaxchronicle.can.newsmemory.com/?token=%2brV5QjVLTXCGpQrrxDzTnA%3d%3d

CANADIAN PORK PRODUCERS SUPPORT RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON US IMPORTS OVER M-COOL 
http://www.themeatsite.com/meatnews/26963/canadian-pork-producers-support-retaliatory-tariffs-on-us-imports-over-mcool/