FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN BRIDGEWATER – STARTING OCTOBER 6 . . . . NATIONAL FOREST WEEK PUTS FOCUS ON CANADA’S GROWING FOREST SECTOR . . . . AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PLANS FIRST MEETING . . . . MEXICAN FIRM URGES INCREASED BEEF PRODUCTION IN CANADA . . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN BRIDGEWATER – STARTING OCTOBER 6
Financial Essentials Bootcamp: This 40 hour Boot Camp will provide you with practical information you need to improve your financial success and reduce your risk. You will gain a better understanding of how to analyze farm financial statements as well as ratios and tools to then utilize the information in making better management decisions. This boot camp may cover issues ranging from common terms, lease or buy, product pre-launch considerations, go-to-market strategies, pricing, and other options.
NATIONAL FOREST WEEK PUTS FOCUS ON CANADA’S GROWING FOREST SECTOR
Source: Pulp and Paper Canada
As National Forest Week begins, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) reminds Canadians about the economic importance of the forest sector. “With 10 percent of the world’s forests, Canada’s forests are an incredible resource,” says David Lindsay, president and CEO of FPAC. National Forest Week, September 20-26, is a weeklong celebration of our forests and the vital role they play in the cities and towns across our nation. (read more)
AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PLANS FIRST MEETING
Source: Island Farmer
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry will hold its inaugural meeting September 29. The committee, chaired by O’Leary-Inverness MLA Robert Henderson, will be developing a work plan for the fall months. The committee will meet in the Committee Room of the J. Angus MacLean Building at 1:30 p.m. (read more)
MEXICAN FIRM URGES INCREASED BEEF PRODUCTION IN CANADA
Source: The Western Producer
If Canadians produce more beef, Mexico will buy it. Mauricio Usabiago Diaz-Barriga, a partner in the family owned food distribution company Susazon in central Mexico, said Canada needs a strategy to expand it current cattle beef herd. “We have a lot of ideas as to how you can sell more product in Mexico, but we have to start thinking outside the box on this strategy.” Mexico is already a major customer of Canadian beef, but an expanded product line could open the door to Latin America and the Caribbean, where the food culture is similar, he said. Mexicans eat two billion kilograms of beef a year. The imported product comes from the United States and Canada. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
ENERGY: REIMAGINE FUEL CELLS
THE U.S. DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH OF THE VEGETABLES WE’RE SUPPOSED TO EAT
CANADIAN WOODLANDS FORUM FALL MEETING
PORK COMMENTARY: IS THERE SOW HERD EXPANSION?