FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR UNEVEN-AGED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES . . . BUYER BEWARE -– AGGRESSIVE SALES CALLS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS . . . FARMER GROUP DISPUTES REPORTS THAT CANADA SET TO WELCOME MORE U.S. DAIRY PRODUCTS . . . SEED AND PESTICIDE BAG COLLECTION TO CONTINUE IN 2016 . . . COOL WEATHER MEANS EARLY APPLE PICKING . . .
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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR UNEVEN-AGED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Source: NSWOOA Starting in October, the Association for Sustainable Forestry will have a total of $300,000 available to support private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia doing Category 6 (commercial thinning) and Category 7 (crop tree release, crop tree pruning, and uneven-aged selection management) silviculture work. (read more)
BUYER BEWARE -– AGGRESSIVE SALES CALLS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Source: NSFA We have recently received calls from farmers that have received aggressive and misleading sales calls on workplace health and safety requirements. In particular calls from SM Canada who are claiming to work for government and are selling first aid supplies. They are making recommendations on first aid kit requirements and selling kits for over $100 – kits actually cost under $30. This is a scam!
FARMER GROUP DISPUTES REPORTS THAT CANADA SET TO WELCOME MORE U.S. DAIRY PRODUCTS
Source: The Western Producer
A Dairy Farmers of Canada official has cast doubt on reports that Canada has offered more access to American dairy products at the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks. Isabelle Bouchard, director of communications, said the rumors that Canada could grant 10 percent access to U.S. dairy products without equal access for Canadian products into the U.S., as reported by CBC yesterday, are unfounded “The deal is still being negotiated,” Bouchard said. “The 10 percent is the ask of the U.S. and that, so far, the Canadian government has not agreed to.” New Zealand and Australia have also asked for access and that’s another reason the U.S. deal seems unlikely, she said. (read more)
SEED AND PESTICIDE BAG COLLECTION TO CONTINUE IN 2016
Source: FCC As CleanFARMS wraps up its third year of collecting empty seed and pesticide bags in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, the not-for-profit industry stewardship organization is transitioning the pilot program to an industry-funded program for 2016. The program allows growers to return their empty seed and pesticide bags to the retail location where they purchased them. At no additional cost to growers, CleanFARMS collects, transports and ensures all collected bags are safely converted into energy at facilities that have extensive emission controls and meet all necessary provincial and federal approvals. (read more)
COOL WEATHER MEANS EARLY APPLE PICKING
The first frost has already settled in many parts of New Brunswick, and that means many are preparing to pick the first apples of the season. Marieka Chaplin, and her husband Phil, own and operate Sandow Farms in Keswick Ridge. They're open for picking this Saturday. The farm is named after a specific variety of apple grown on at the orchard, one that suits their organic farm. (read more)
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