TAYLOR: MILL SUBSIDY CASE COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACT . . . ADVISORY GROUP NAMED FOR ADVANCING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE PROJECT . . . RESIDENTS SAY CARTERS BEACH MUST BE PROTECTED FROM MORE THAN JUST PEOPLE . . . FARMERS FIGHT FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT SUPPLY MANAGEMENT . . . MODERN SHEPHERD BEING OFFERED . . . PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AUGUST 7-9 . . .
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TAYLOR: MILL SUBSIDY CASE COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACT
Source: The Chronicle Herald
A trade dispute with the United States over Port Hawkesbury Paper’s exports has the potential of having broader implications for how Nova Scotia regulates power rates. Earlier this week, Premier Stephen McNeil announced the province will fight a U.S. Department of Commerce interim report that found Port Hawkesbury Paper’s exports are subsidized 20.3 percent by government. As a result, an interim duty will be applied on Port Hawkesbury Paper exports to the U.S. until mid-October, when a final decision is expected. The interim duty is estimated to add about $4 million to Port Hawkesbury Paper’s cost of exporting to the U.S. (read more)
ADVISORY GROUP NAMED FOR ADVANCING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE PROJECT
Source: Real Agriculture
The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) announced this week the list of individuals who now form the advisory group for the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture project. The project, funded through the Status of Women Canada, will “examine and address critical barriers to advancement facing women in the industry.” From there, the CAHRC will develop a program to support improved access to leadership opportunities and strengthened business success for women working in agriculture, it says. (read more)
RESIDENTS SAY CARTERS BEACH MUST BE PROTECTED FROM MORE THAN JUST PEOPLE
Residents say push to declare a nature preserve while renewing fish farm lease “a contradiction.” (read more)
FARMERS FIGHT FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
For months, Canadian farmers have endured a concerted attack on the system that brings Canadians the dairy, poultry and egg products they trust. As the pressure to conclude the TPP negotiations in Hawaii this week mounts, so does rhetoric and the proliferation of misperceptions surrounding supply management through certain attacks in the media, and by some think tanks and those with vested interests. (read more)
MODERN SHEPHERD BEING OFFERED
Back by popular demand, with updates and new materials, The Modern Shepherd is a four-module production course that provides you, the new entrant or veteran producer with up to date information to succeed in the Atlantic Sheep industry. The individual modules, aligned with a typical production year, provide a combination of in-class sessions with hands-on practical activities so you can gain an understanding of all aspects of raising sheep- from choosing sheep, breeding, lambing and marketing. (read more)
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AUGUST 7-9
Source: Harrison Lewis Centre
Last chance to sign on for a watercolor weekend with Roger Savage (www.rogersavage.ca). Participants will join Savage at the Harrison Lewis Centre Friday evening for a technical review: color theory, hand's-on participant color mixing, washes, painting skies/clouds. Saturday, painting on-site with wrap-up on-site group critiques and participation. Sunday, painting on-site with wrap-up on-site group critiques and participation.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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