HOMEGROWN SUCCESS PROGRAM LAUNCHED . . . 4R PROGRAM TO RELEASE RESULTS OF FIELD TRIALS . . . RICHIBUCTO-VILLAGE RESIDENT MAKES BIG DONATION TO NATURE CONSERVANCY . . . SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AT RISK IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE PARTNERSHIP . . . PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT NEW BRUNSWICK OYSTER PRODUCERS . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
HOMEGROWN SUCCESS PROGRAM LAUNCHED
Programs and Business Risk Management is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015-16 Homegrown Success Program. Regional information sessions to discuss the program parameters and delivery will occur over the next two weeks. The program application and guidelines are available on the Growing Forward 2 website. (read more)
4R PROGRAM TO RELEASE RESULTS OF FIELD TRIALS
Source: Island Farmer
The results of the second year for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program will be unveiled at a news conference planned for April 1 at the Rodd Royalty Inn. In this year’s field trials, on 4R Advocate and agronomist Steve Watts of Genesis Crop Systems Inc., expanded the demonstration plots from five to 13 farms while generating significant interest from agriculture, environment, and community stakeholders. (read more)
RICHIBUCTO-VILLAGE RESIDENT MAKES BIG DONATION TO NATURE CONSERVANCY
Joey Caissie, of Richibucto-Village, has donated 27 acres of important habitat along the South Richibucto Beach to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The sand dunes are a breeding ground for the nationally endangered Piping plover, Black and Wood ducks and Blue-winged teals. They are also home to a rare plant called Beach pinweed, which is only known to occur at a handful of sites on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. (read more)
SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AT RISK IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE PARTNERSHIP
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan waved a block of Gouda at United States trade representative Michael Froman in late January. “Canada won’t negotiate,” the former Republican vice-presidential candidate lectured. “We need to address these trade barriers.”
So what do the cheesy theatrics at a congressional committee meeting into a long-discussed trade deal that is still being negotiated between North American and Asian economies matter to the dairy parlors of Nova Scotia? They might mean the end of the system by which this country’s dairy industry is managed. (read more)
PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT NEW BRUNSWICK OYSTER PRODUCERS
Source: NB Dept of Ec Dev, Ag, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Seven projects in New Brunswick’s oyster industry will benefit from a combined investment of $1.2 million from the provincial and federal governments. “New Brunswick’s shellfish industry has been an exciting area of growth over the last few years,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser, who is also minister responsible for the Miramichi Regional Economic Development and Innovation Fund. “We praise the ingenuity of these companies as they contribute to the economic fabric of our rural coastal communities and help move New Brunswick forward.” (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
U.S. LIVESTOCK: CME LIVE CATTLE FUTURES FINISH LOWER
EU MILK QUOTA ABOLITION THE “CLOSING CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY” OF DAIRY
U.S. PLAN TO COMBAT AND PREVENT ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA
RESTRICTIONS COMING ON GLYPHOSATE USE IN U.S.