INVEST NOVA SCOTIA TO FOCUS ON INNOVATION, BENEFITS FOR NOVA SCOTIANS . . . CANAPORT LNG BIRD KILL PLEAS DELAYED AGAIN . . . ARE YOU AN ANGUS TAG USER????? . . . DAIRY INDUSTRY CALLS ON OTTAWA TO PROTECT SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AS TPP MINISTERIAL TALKS BEGIN . . . EPA ANNOUNCES NEW RULES TO PROTECT FARMWORKERS FROM PESTICIDES . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
INVEST NOVA SCOTIA TO FOCUS ON INNOVATION, BENEFITS FOR NOVA SCOTIANS
Invest Nova Scotia is ready to support innovative ideas that demonstrate sustainable, long-term benefits for Nova Scotians. The new, independent fund invests in projects that increase economic competitiveness and productivity, while supporting the long-term goals of government. The fund does not invest directly in businesses. (read more)
CANAPORT LNG BIRD KILL PLEAS DELAYED AGAIN
The federal prosecutor in a Saint John case involving the deaths of thousands of songbirds at the Canaport gas terminal in 2013 agreed to an adjournment of pleas Monday to allow for “a reasonable chance of resolution” in the case. (read more)
ARE YOU AN ANGUS TAG USER?????
Source: MAA If you are, be sure to read PAGE 214 of the new Member Directory you recently received. You should do it within the next three days.
DAIRY INDUSTRY CALLS ON OTTAWA TO PROTECT SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AS TPP MINISTERIAL TALKS BEGIN
Source: Island Farmer
As negotiators prepare for meetings Wednesday in Atlanta that could put the final touches on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the president of Dairy Farmers of Canada said his organization is depending on Ottawa to defend supply management. Wally Smith was reacting to news reports Canada was prepared to give up a significant share of the domestic milk market to the United States in order to reach a deal. International Trade Minister Ed Fast has described the report as “absolutely false.” (read more)
EPA ANNOUNCES NEW RULES TO PROTECT FARMWORKERS FROM PESTICIDES
The Environmental Protection Agency has released a final version of updated rules intended to keep farmworkers from being poisoned by pesticides. The previous “worker protection standard” for farms has been in effect since 1992. The new rules require farms to make a host of changes. Employers will have to train workers on the risks of pesticides every year, rather than every five years. Workers will have to stay farther away from contaminated fields. Farmers will have to keep more records on exactly when and where they used specific pesticides. And no children under the age of 18 will be allowed to handle the chemicals. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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MUCH DISCORD ON DEFINING CORD OF WOOD
CATTLE OUTLOOK: U.S. COLD STORAGE SUPPLIES GROWING
ASSISI ANIMAL HEALTH GIVES 3 TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HORSES FOR THE SEASONAL CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE