WILD PLANTS & FOOD SECURITY: A FIELD DAY! . . . YOUNG DAIRY FARMER WORRIED ABOUT FATE OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT . . . GREEN PIE IN THE SKY? VERTICAL FARMING IS ON THE RISE IN NEWARK . . . MIRAMICHI RIVER SALMON NUMBERS REBOUND . . . MIDDLE SACKVILLE RESIDENTS UPSET ABOUT NOISE FROM HEFLER BIOMASS PROJECT . . .
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WILD PLANTS & FOOD SECURITY: A FIELD DAY!
ACORN/Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security presents a Field Day on Wild Plants & Food Security in Wallace, N.S. from 1pm-5pm. Are you passionate about wild plants? Please join us for a discussion about growing wild plants in the garden – for seeds, food and medicine, soil improvement, and as great companions! (read more)
YOUNG DAIRY FARMER WORRIED ABOUT FATE OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
Source: Island Farmer
Tom Robinson readily admits to being worried whether supply management will be intact if Canada becomes a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Negotiations are now down to the wire for a deal that would involve Canada and 11 other nations. The United States and New Zealand have been pressuring Canada to allow greater access to its domestic dairy market – something many within the dairy industry fear would effectively spell the end for supply management. (read more)
GREEN PIE IN THE SKY? VERTICAL FARMING IS ON THE RISE IN NEWARK
From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it’s a test farm. “My favorite is the mustard green that’s called a Ruby Streak, which is this leaf right here,” says AeroFarms CEO David Rosenberg, sampling some of the company’s greens. “And my second favorite is cress, watercress, which is this guy right here.” (read more)
MIRAMICHI RIVER SALMON NUMBERS REBOUND
Salmon numbers on the Miramichi River appear to be on the rise again this season, following the record-low levels recorded in 2014, according to the latest figures. Trap and barrier numbers provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada show a significant jump in salmon counts at both of the monitored trapnets on the Miramichi River.(read more)
MIDDLE SACKVILLE RESIDENTS UPSET ABOUT NOISE FROM HEFLER BIOMASS PROJECT
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Middle Sackville-area residents are fed up with a biomass project that’s created too much noise for the past month, says a local councillor. Coun. Brad Johns (Upper/Middle Sackville-Beaver Bank) said Wednesday he started getting complaints in late June about the release of steam from the new biomass plant at Hefler Forest Products.(read more)
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