September 9, 2015

RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE FOUND LINK BETWEEN EXXON VALDEZ SPILL AND DECLINE IN FISH . . . COMMINGLING SITE TRACEABILITY PROGRAM . . . TIGHT CATTLE SUPPLY IMPACTS PRICES . . . PROVINCE, PARENTS SPEED UP SCHOOL CLOSURE APPEAL HEARING . . . ACORN IS HIRING! . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...

RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE FOUND LINK BETWEEN EXXON VALDEZ SPILL AND DECLINE IN FISH
Source: The Globe & Mail
Federal scientists in the United States may have found a link between the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and a decline of herring and pink salmon populations in Prince William Sound. In a study published Tuesday in the online journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that embryonic salmon and herring exposed to even very low levels of crude oil can develop heart defects. (read more)


COMMINGLING SITE TRACEABILITY PROGRAM
Source: NovaScotia.ca
The Commingling Site Traceability program will assist high-risk, high-throughput livestock commingling sites in purchasing tag reading equipment and installing or modifying handling equipment to enhance traceability capabilities for animal handling identification. These enhancements will support traceability implementation, livestock identification, and the ability to meet regulatory requirements. (read more)

TIGHT CATTLE SUPPLY IMPACTS PRICES
Source: FCC
Another year of tight Canadian cattle supplies will keep retail beef prices high, but potential growth in the American herd could limit gains, according to Canfax Research Services. Extreme dryness in parts of Western Canada will make sourcing available and affordable winter feed an issue for cattle producers and delay herd expansion for another year, says the division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. (read more)


PROVINCE, PARENTS SPEED UP SCHOOL CLOSURE APPEAL HEARING
Source: CBC.ca
The provincial government and two parents’ groups have agreed to fast-track an appeal hearing over the closure of two schools in the Saint John area. Tuesday afternoon, lawyers for both sides announced the agreement just as they were about to go before the New Brunswick Court of Appeal for a stay on a lower-court ruling in the case. (read more)


ACORN IS HIRING!
Source: ACORN
This position will primarily support event registration and administration for the Conference. The successful candidate will take a lead role in supporting conference attendees and managing a comprehensive registration system for the Conference, which can have as many as 500 participants. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to an efficient, productive, and friendly work environment at ACORN. For more details, please see the full job description. Deadline to apply is September 21 at 4pm. (read more)


OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

THE FARMER WHO’S STARTING AN ORGANIC REVOLUTION IN CUBA
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/31/organic-food-revolution-farming-cuba-restaurants

FARMERS CLASH WITH POLICE IN BRUSSELS DURING MILK AND MEAT PRICES PROTEST
http://www.thebullvine.com/news/

LARGE PIG GENE POOL DESPITE AGES OF DOMESTICATION
http://www.pigprogress.net/Breeding/Genetics-Al/2015/9/Large-pig-gene-pool-despite-ages-of-domestication-2679689W/

VACANT MEAT PROCESSING JOBS IMPACT ENTIRE CANADIAN ECONOMY
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/35742/vacant-meat-processing-jobs-impact-entire-canadian-economy/