TARIFF DECISION HITS POINT TUPPER MILL HARD . . . AGRICULTURAL ALLIANCE’S REGIONAL MEETINGS 2015 . . . SEPARATE BUT CONNECTED: BIOMASS POWER AND PORT HAWKESBURY PAPER . . . HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT STAMPS NOW AVAILABLE . . . SMALL MEAT PRODUCERS TAKE THEIR SLAUGHTERHOUSE GRIPES TO CONGRESS . . .
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TARIFF DECISION HITS POINT TUPPER MILL HARD
Source: The Chronicle Herald
The United States Department of Commerce is placing tariffs on Canadian paper producers, despite the practice being common in its own country. On Wednesday evening, the department announced a 20.18 percent tariff on all supercalendered paper produced by Port Hawkesbury Paper and slightly lower tariffs for three other Canadian mills. With 90 percent of the mill’s product heading into the American market, the tariff will cost the Point Tupper plant tens of millions of dollars annually. (read more)
AGRICULTURAL ALLIANCE’S REGIONAL MEETINGS 2015
Source: Agricultural Alliance of NB
The Agricultural Alliance of NB is working hard on your behalf! Attend your regional meeting and learn what we have achieved this year and share your thoughts on what we should focus on working with the new government! Let your voice be heard by participating in the discussions! (read more)
SEPARATE BUT CONNECTED: BIOMASS POWER AND PORT HAWKESBURY PAPER
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Scotia Power understood the opportunity that was in front of them in Point Tupper.
It was 2009 when the original idea to add a turbine for power generation was conceived, recognizing that the biomass boiler at the Point Tupper site had been under-utilized by the NewPage pulp and paper mill. A previous owner of the mill, Stora, had installed the system in 1983 as a way to burn excess bark and spruce budworm-killed wood. (read more)
HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT STAMPS NOW AVAILABLE
The Department of Natural Resources has introduced a Human Wildlife Conflict Stamp for deer and bear. The stamp is to be used where lethal removal is necessary to adequately address wildlife damage, primarily in agriculture situations. It has been developed to better enable and encourage engagement of hunters to assist farmers in removing overabundant problem deer and bears. These stamps will be very limited and only issued after investigation and approval by DNR and where other non-lethal methods have proven unsuccessful. (read more)
SMALL MEAT PRODUCERS TAKE THEIR SLAUGHTERHOUSE GRIPES TO CONGRESS
Nowadays consumers are more willing to pay extra for a rack of ribs if it’s produced nearby. A local bone-in ribeye, on average, costs about $1 more than a conventional steak. A pound of local sliced bacon has a $2 upcharge, according to retail reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. What are we paying for when we pay more for local meat? Lots of things. But small producers say one key issue that’s holding them back, and driving up costs, is the strict rules when it comes to how they slaughter their animals. (read more)
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