WHEN DANISH COWS SEE FRESH SPRING PASTURE, THEY JUMP FOR JOY . . . OVERSIGHT OF AQUACULTURE TO BE STRONGER, MORE TRANSPARENT . . . SMURFIT-STONE MILL NEEDS TO BE TORN DOWN BATHURST TELLS OWNERS . . . HOMEGROWN SUCCESS . . . SINCLAIR WORRIED LOSS OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT WOULD BE BAD FOR P.E.I. . . .
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WHEN DANISH COWS SEE FRESH SPRING PASTURE, THEY JUMP FOR JOY
“They're running a little late,” chides an elderly gentleman, tapping his watch at 12:02 pm. He's come to this farm near the Danish city of Ikast, along with about 1,500 others, to celebrate what has become something of a national holiday in Denmark. It’s the Sunday in mid-April when thousands of organic dairy cows at 75 farms across the country are released into the green fields of spring. At exactly noon. Eh hem. Ah, but here they come! (read more)
OVERSIGHT OF AQUACULTURE TO BE STRONGER, MORE TRANSPARENT
Changes to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act made on April 21 signal a more transparent and rigorous approach to regulating aquaculture in Nova Scotia. “Today we’re beginning the process to implement the advice we received in the recent Doelle Lahey report,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. “We need stronger oversight and to release information more proactively, and this is the first step to make that a reality and build trust between the public, government and the industry.” (read more)
SMURFIT-STONE MILL NEEDS TO BE TORN DOWN BATHURST TELLS OWNERS
Bathurst city council is demanding owners of the old Smurfit-Stone mill site, Green Investment Group, tear down the abandoned structure. City officials posted a notice at the site alerting current owners to demolish some structures, saying if they don’t, the city will. City Manager Andre Doucet says they are tired of promised new projects that never materialize. “It has to be approved by the province of New Brunswick whatever is going to happen there, plus there’s the unpaid taxes, which is a very substantial amount,” he said. The unpaid taxes are in the hands of Green Investment Group and now total almost a million dollars. GIG abandoned the site after buying it, and stripping anything of worth from it. (read more)
Source: NSFA The Nova Scotia Homegrown Success Program is now open and accepting applications. The program will close April 30, with the exception of the Business Development category, which will remain open until the funds have been committed. (read more)
SINCLAIR WORRIED LOSS OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT WOULD BE BAD FOR P.E.I.
Source: Island Farmer
Trade deals like the Comprehensive Economic Agreement with the European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership would erode supply management while providing few benefits to the majority of Canadians, maintains Scott Sinclair of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The Georgetown resident was slated to be one of the keynote speakers at the recent annual meeting of District 1 Region 1 of the National Farmers Union. However, inclement weather conditions prevented him from attending and his speech was delivered by Edith Ling, the women’s district director. (read more)
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