IRVING AND PORT HAWKESBURY PAPER UNFAIRLY SUBSIDIZED, SAYS U.S. RULING . . . ATLANTIC EELGRASS MONITORING CONSORTIUM . . . COOL IS ABOUT MORE THAN A RIGHT-TO-KNOW; A LOT MORE . . . JAPANESE KNOTWEED IS HERE, AND THERE’S NO GETTING RID OF IT . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
IRVING AND PORT HAWKESBURY PAPER UNFAIRLY SUBSIDIZED, SAYS U.S. RULING
The U.S. government is one step closer to imposing duties and tariffs on paper imports from J.D. Irving, Limited of Saint John and Port Hawkesbury Paper of Nova Scotia. The U.S. Department of Commerce released a preliminary ruling Tuesday that says supercalendered paper, a product sold by the companies in the U.S., is unfairly subsidized. The ruling sets the Irving subsidy rate at 11.19 percent, lower than the Port Hawkesbury rate, which it sets at 20.33 percent. Those rates could be used to determine the level of duties.
ATLANTIC EELGRASS MONITORING CONSORTIUM
The Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability is leading the Atlantic Eelgrass Monitoring Consortium, aimed to monitor and map eelgrass sites in Atlantic Canada. This new Atlantic Eelgrass Monitoring Consortium is partnering with SeagrassNET to set up new monitoring sites in Atlantic Canada. A SeagrassNet training workshop was held in Port Mouton July 16-18, 2015. (read more)
COOL IS ABOUT MORE THAN A RIGHT-TO-KNOW; A LOT MORE
Source: The Pig Site
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate last week that would repeal the livestock and poultry features of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling program. The House of Representatives has already passed similar legislation that would prevent Canada and Mexico from imposing tariffs, and the clock is ticking louder and louder on those tariffs. The United States has appealed the most recent – and we thought last – decision of the World Trade Organization to an arbitrator whose decision is due in late October. Should that decision, as all the others in this seemingly never-ending process, go against the United States and should the Senate not take action, the two countries would finally be free to move against the MCOOL program. (read more)
JAPANESE KNOTWEED IS HERE, AND THERE’S NO GETTING RID OF IT
Source: The Telegram
Once you start to notice it, it’s everywhere – along the sides of roads, choking off the Waterford River valley, busting up through the asphalt in places. On Southside Road, you can see where city crews had to hack away at the stuff just to get at a fire hydrant; further down the street the sidewalk is quickly being overtaken entirely by shrubby plants. Japanese knotweed doesn’t mess around. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
FDA BANS SOME MEXICAN CILANTRO IMPORTS AFTER FECES, TOILET PAPER FOUND IN GROWING FIELDS
BEEF PRICE TURNAROUND RALLIES CME LIVE CATTLE FUTURES
USDA PUSHES ITS OWN GMO LABELING PROGRAM