RUMFORD MILL TO INDEFINITELY SHUT DOWN PAPER MACHINE . . . EARLY BIRD ACORN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – COMING SOON!! . . . MAKING SENSE OF LIVESTOCK-TO-FEED RATIOS . . . INDUSTRIAL HEMP ANOTHER POTENTIAL CROP FOR ISLAND PRODUCERS . . . HOW BIG EGG TRIED TO BRING DOWN LITTLE “MAYO” (AND FAILED) . . .
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RUMFORD MILL TO INDEFINITELY SHUT DOWN PAPER MACHINE
Catalyst Paper in Rumford, the former NewPage mill, announced Wednesday that it has decided to keep its No. 12 coated-paper machine out of production indefinitely. The No. 12 machine was temporarily shut down back in May, resulting in 51 layoffs. The Canadian company that purchased the Rumford mill earlier this year said the decision is market-related. (read more)
EARLY BIRD ACORN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – COMING SOON!!
Stay tuned folks! ACORN will be announcing our official Conference registration during Organic Week (September 19-27, 2015). We have over 45 awesome workshops planned and look forward to gathering everyone to celebrate ACORN's 15th anniversary! (read more)
MAKING SENSE OF LIVESTOCK-TO-FEED RATIOS
FCC Economic Researcher Martha Roberts explains how livestock-to-feed ratios can help you monitor the market and stay profitable. (read more)
INDUSTRIAL HEMP ANOTHER POTENTIAL CROP FOR ISLAND PRODUCERS
Source: Island Farmer
While it often suffers guilt by association because it is in the same family as marijuana, industrial hemp is a crop that is showing a great deal of potential on P.E.I. The Certified Organic Producers Co-op, together with Photogene Resources, recently held an organic help field day that attracted over 35 producers. While a permit from Health Canada is needed to grow hemp, Art McElroy maintains it is “no more dangerous than a bag of carrots.” (read more)
HOW BIG EGG TRIED TO BRING DOWN LITTLE “MAYO” (AND FAILED)
In the annals of ill-conceived public relations campaigns, the egg industry’s war on Just Mayo deserves at least a mention. Just Mayo is a product that looks like mayonnaise, tastes like mayonnaise and yet contains no eggs. The company behind it, Hampton Creek, has been getting lots of attention. (read more)
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