CATTLE SELL-OFF BEGINS . . . “GREEN ECONOMY” CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON FORESTRY . . . TRANSITION TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (AGRI 2000) . . . QUÉBEC GOVERNMENT SETTLES FOREST MANAGEMENT DISPUTE WITH CREE . . .
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CATTLE SELL-OFF BEGINS
Source: The Western Producer
Cattle are starting to trickle into the Viking Auction Market. Farmers aren’t selling entire herds but are weeding out the dry cows, a few bottom-end calf pairs, replacement heifers and yearlings in an effort to allow their grass to stretch until the rains come. “They’re just starting to cull and if it gets more serious, then we will see the better end,” said Cliff Grinde, owner of Viking Auction Market. “Everyone is getting a little nervous. (read more)
“GREEN ECONOMY” CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON FORESTRY
Source: The Telegram
A Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) conference this fall will focus on the province’s forestry-connected businesses, according to the organization.
NEIA leadership has said Newleef 2015 – the annual event themed around the “green economy” – will be dedicated to discussion around opportunities for growth in the forestry sector. “The forestry sector does not get the public attention it deserves. There are many opportunities for innovation and economic growth,” NEIA executive director Ted Lomond said in a statement issued Friday. (read more)
TRANSITION TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (AGRI 2000)
With retail sales of organic foods increasing by 20 percent per year, the Canadian organic industry cannot meet demand. Many more farmers, input suppliers, and food processors are needed. "Transition to Organic Agriculture" addresses the steps involved in becoming part of the organic industry from the principles behind organic agriculture, through the certification process, to transition management practices for crops and livestock. Students learn through readings, online class discussions, and written assignments. Offered by Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture, the online course consists of five stand-alone modules. (read more)
QUÉBEC GOVERNMENT SETTLES FOREST MANAGEMENT DISPUTE WITH CREE
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at a ceremony on July 13 at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed. The Grand Council of the Crees calls it “the Agreement to Resolve the Baril-Moses Forestry Dispute.” This agreement resolves a dispute and legal proceedings between the Cree Nation and the Government of Québec regarding the application of the "Baril-Moses" forestry standards. (read more)
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