215 releases issued in the specified time period for Agriculture
October 2, 2010 1:09 PM
AGRICULTURE--New Insurance Program for Maple Producers
Maple producers in the province will be better able to manage risks with maple syrup production as Nova Scotia becomes the second province to offer an insurance program.
September 15, 2010 12:43 PM
AGRICULTURE--Farms Welcome Visitors on Sept. 19
Fifty-nine Nova Scotia farms will open their gates to visitors on Sunday, Sept. 19, for the 9th annual Open Farm Day, a Maritime-wide agricultural awareness event that lets people learn more about how their food is produced.
August 26, 2010 2:27 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/AGRICULTURE--Barney's River Oil Spill Cleanup Progressing
The cleanup of spilled oil at Barney's River in Pictou County is about 90 per cent complete.
August 25, 2010 2:56 PM
AGRICULTURE--Le ministre encourage les Néo-Écossais à manger des aliments de l'Atlantique
John MacDonell, ministre de l'Agriculture, encourage les Néo-Écossais à démontrer leur fierté envers les bons aliments du Canada atlantique en ne consommant que des aliments cultivés dans la région lors du défi Mangeons Atlantique qui aura lieu le jeudi 2 septembre.
August 25, 2010 2:55 PM
AGRICULTURE--Minister Encourages Nova Scotians to Eat Atlantic
Agriculture Minister John MacDonell wants Nova Scotians to show their pride for the great food produced in Atlantic Canada by eating only Atlantic food on Eat Atlantic Challenge Day, Thursday, Sept. 2.
August 25, 2010 11:10 AM
AGRICULTURE--Program Helps New Farmers Start in Business
New farmers in Nova Scotia now have a resource to help them start their business.
July 13, 2010 1:04 PM
AGRICULTURE--August is IncrEDIBLE Picnic Month in Nova Scotia
Pack your picnic basket with local food and head to one of the eight communities hosting an IncrEDIBLE Picnic throughout the province in August.
July 8, 2010 1:31 PM
AGRICULTURE--Halifax to Host North American Agricultural Marketing Officials
Nova Scotia's success in agricultural marketing will be on display when about 50 representatives from Canada and the United States arrive in Halifax this weekend for the North American Agricultural Marketing Officials(NAAMO)conference.
July 8, 2010 12:02 PM
AGRICULTURE--Agriculture Ministers Focus on Trade, Innovation
Ways to ensure a profitable future for young farmers and the development of a new federal policy framework to succeed Growing Forward were prominent on the agenda for the annual federal/provincial/territorial agriculture ministers meeting, which wrapped up today, July 8.
June 30, 2010 10:41 AM
AGRICULTURE--Provincial 4-H Camp Opens for 38th Season
The provincial 4-H camp will host 200 members between the ages of 9 and 15, providing them with a summer adventure in healthy living, skills and leadership development.
June 23, 2010 1:38 PM
AGRICULTURE--Government Leads on Agricultural Land Use
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Minister of Agriculture John MacDonell.
Farming has been a good business for many generations, despite the ups and downs the sectors and farmers have had to endure along the way. Farmland is critical for our food system, so being able to access goods from a locally supplied industry is a privilege not to be taken for granted.
June 21, 2010 12:21 PM
AGRICULTURE--Atlantic 4-H Members Learn Livestock Skills
Atlantic 4-H members will learn the finer points of livestock showmanship and herd management at the 21st annual Eastern Breeders Incorporated Showcase June 27-29.
June 7, 2010 10:34 AM
AGRICULTURE--Food Safety Tips for Outdoor Fun
Nova Scotians are being reminded about the importance of safe food handling as the summer picnic and barbecue season approaches.
June 4, 2010 2:21 PM
AGRICULTURE--Agriculture Ministers Focus on Regional Issues
Progress on the Atlantic memorandum of understanding and an update on the red meat sector were key issues discussed at Atlantic agriculture minister meetings in St. John's, NL.
June 4, 2010 12:16 PM
AGRICULTURE--Des milliers d'écoliers néo-écossais cultiveront leur propre nourriture cet été
Si vous demandez à un jeune d'où vient sa nourriture, la réponse est généralement de l'épicerie.
June 4, 2010 12:13 PM
AGRICULTURE--Thousands of Nova Scotia Children Growing Own Food This Summer
If you ask young people where their food comes from, the typical response is, the grocery store.
May 3, 2010 3:12 PM
AGRICULTURE--4-H Members Compete in Provincial Competition
Nova Scotia 4-H members will compete in communications competitions at the annual provincial 4-H Weekend, May 7-8, at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Bible Hill.
April 29, 2010 1:24 PM
AGRICULTURE--Celebrating Agriculture in the Classroom
Farmers across the province are celebrating Agricultural Literacy Week from May 3-7 by reading to students in grades 2 and 3.
April 29, 2010 12:24 PM
AGRICULTURE--Act to Manage and Develop Fur Industry in Nova Scotia
An act to help the Department of Agriculture work more closely with fur ranchers so the industry can continue to grow was introduced today, April 29.
March 18, 2010 9:48 AM
AGRICULTURE--4-H Members Go For Green
Forty-five 4-H members are participating in an Atlantic Canada conference that will challenge them to be leaders on a local and global level.