KLASSEN: STRONG BEEF PRICES SPILL OVER INTO FEEDER MARKET . . . FAMILY ELBOW DEEP IN N.B. TRADITION PICKING FIDDLEHEADS . . . RURAL NOVA SCOTIA SURVEY . . . WOODLOT OWNERS TO GATHER FOR MEETING IN TRURO . . .
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KLASSEN: STRONG BEEF PRICES SPILL OVER INTO FEEDER MARKET
U.S. wholesale beef prices surged higher this past week as stronger retail and restaurant demand absorbed the larger beef stocks in storage. Alberta packers’ average purchase price was $202.50 and with pen break-even closeout prices near $188, the healthy margin structure renewed buying confidence in the feeder market. (read more)
FAMILY ELBOW DEEP IN N.B. TRADITION PICKING FIDDLEHEADS
New Brunswickers across the province are putting on their rubber boots and hitting the riverbanks for a New Brunswick tradition. For the Lewis family, they’re all about tradition. The family has been picking and packing fiddleheads, ready to sell, for years. “It’s a very short season so people get very excited about it and you got to strike while the iron is hot,” said Craig Lewis. (read more)
RURAL NOVA SCOTIA SURVEY
Source: Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia
The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is doing a survey about a renewed vision for rural Nova Scotia. It would be great to get your input on this. The survey has 10 questions and will be available for the next 5 days: (read more)
WOODLOT OWNERS TO GATHER FOR MEETING IN TRURO
Anyone interested in learning more about Nova Scotia’s woodland owner community and woodlot management is encouraged to attend the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners annual general meeting being held in Truro. The meeting is set for Saturday, June 6 at the Holiday Inn on west Prince Street. The registration desk and coffee will open at 9am with the meeting to commence at 9:30. The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch, nutritional breaks, and a chance to win some door prizes. Peter deMarsh, President of the Canadian Federation of Woodland Owners and Chair of the International Family Forestry Alliance will be speaking on Woodlot Owner Organizations and “making change happen.” (read more)
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WHEAT IMPORTS RISE IN INDONESIA AS BREAD TOPS RICE