NORTHERN PULP STACK TEST RESULTS POSTED … YIELDS AND HARVEST LOSSES; THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT … PROGRAM HELPS FARMERS HONE COMMUNICATION SKILLS … QUESTIONS … CANADIAN DAIRY FARMERS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER OPENING THE DOORS TO TRADE BETWEEN COUNTRIES THAT BORDER THE PACIFIC OCEAN … INVITATION TO MOW: 12TH ANNUAL MARITIME HANDMOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
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NORTHERN PULP STACK TEST RESULTS POSTED
Source: N.S. Dept of Environment
The Department of Environment posted stack test results from Northern Pulp in Pictou County Aug. 21.The results, the first since the new precipitator began its commissioning in June, show a marked improvement over the mill’s previous test results in April. Particulate emissions from the recovery boiler are well below the new regulatory limit, indicating that the new precipitator is working as expected. The emissions limit in the 2015 industrial approval is almost 80 per cent lower than the mill's previous approval. (read more)
YIELDS AND HARVEST LOSSES; THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT
Farmers can use two smart phone apps to calculate potential yields and harvest losses. The yield estimator and harvest loss apps were among seven apps developed for the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association in partnership with University of Saskatchewan computer graduate students. Spraying specialist Tom Wolf with AgriMetrix Research and Training served as an advisor. He says ease of use was a priority. (read more)
PROGRAM HELPS FARMERS HONE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Every farmer has a story to tell. And it’s Nancy Beth Guptill’s job to help get that story to market. “Three percent of the Canadian population are farmers and 97 percent are not farmers,” said Guptill, who stopped in Bible Hill on Wednesday to deliver the Speak Up program to 15 registered farmers from around the region. “Through the statistics, we’ve found out that 97 percent are two to three generations removed from the farming business so they really don’t have an understanding of how our food is produced.” (read more)
Source: River John Community Group
We are trying to put our children first – their health, safety and sense of identity in a community which wants to flourish.
We needed and still need a willingness from many stakeholders to make a community driven HUB school pilot succeed. (read more)
CANADIAN DAIRY FARMERS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER OPENING THE DOORS TO TRADE BETWEEN COUNTRIES THAT BORDER THE PACIFIC OCEAN
Source: The Bullvine
Canadian dairy farmers are sounding the alarm over opening the doors to trade between countries that border the Pacific ocean. They worry opening Canada to dairy imports will affect milk quality in Canada and put their livelihood at risk. (read more)
INVITATION TO MOW: 12TH ANNUAL MARITIME HANDMOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Source: Rural Delivery
Good morning handmowers. It’s time for the 12th Annual Maritime Handmowing Championships: Saturday, August 29, rain or shine (but it always shines!). We hope we will see you and friends that day at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross with scythes (blades detached and covered) and ready to take part in one or more contests. Novice and “Well Honed Blades” (70 and older) events take place at 11 am. Open competition at 1 pm. Also of course, Hay Forking contest for all ages, the fun “Chair Mowing” contest, plus demonstrations of many practical hay and grain harvesting skills like stacking hay and flailing grain. Prizes for all in the Open championship competition. No charge for those arriving with scythes and ready to join the fun. Please plan to take part, and please spread the word. Thanks to all, Dirk PS: If you are planning to take part it will help with planning if you let us know by email or phone, 902-354-5411, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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