News releases from Agriculture (Page 1)

New Bursary Helps Students Learn About Agriculture Careers

Agriculture

Nova Scotia students interested in agriculture can now apply for a new bursary that will help them learn more about the sector.

Investment will Help Christmas Tree Growers

Agriculture

Nova Scotia’s Christmas tree growers will benefit from funding to strengthen their industry and help explore new export markets.

Funding Available to Farmers Affected by June Frost

Agriculture

Farmers who suffered financial losses from severe frost last June, will now have access to funding to help them recover and prepare for the upcoming harvest season.

Farm Loan Board Regulations Updated

Agriculture

Government announced new Farm Loan Board regulations, today, Nov. 30, that will modernize current practises.

Repeal of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Act

Agriculture

Government is taking steps toward the long-term sustainability of the current Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition site in Bible Hill.

Changes to the Animal Protection Act

Agriculture

Changes to the Animal Protection Act introduced today, Sept. 13 will strengthen the rules that protect animals in Nova Scotia.

Funding for 4-H Barn Infrastructure

Agriculture

The next generation of agricultural leaders will benefit from extensive improvements to 4-H barn facilities in Bible Hill.

Funding for Community Pool in Bible Hill

Agriculture

Seniors, students and children alike can enjoy healthier lifestyles with continued access to a community pool in Bible Hill.

First Grape and Wine Networking Conference in Wolfville

Agriculture

Growing and producing world-class wines is the focus of the province’s first Grape and Wine Networking Conference on Saturday, April 21, in Wolfville.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Launches in Nova Scotia

Agriculture

The provincial and federal governments launched a cost-shared program to support sustainable growth of Nova Scotia’s agriculture and agri-food sectors today, April 16.

Program Supports Limestone Access for Farmers

Agriculture

A program to help farmers cover the cost of transporting limestone for use in reducing soil acidity is now accepting applications for 2018-19.

Meet a Farmer at the Mall

Agriculture

Nova Scotians will be able to meet a farmer at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth on Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19.

Small Farm Expos Held in Annapolis, Antigonish Counties

Agriculture

Experienced, new and aspiring farmers will have the chance to expand their knowledge and skills at one of two small farm expos in Nova Scotia this month.

Government Invests in Wine Lab

Agriculture

Government continues to work with industry to grow Nova Scotia’s wine sector with an additional investment of $916,750 for the Acadia Laboratory for Agri-food and Beverage.

LaPlanche Aboiteau Replacement Now Complete

Agriculture

Government announced today, April 10, that work to replace the LaPlanche Aboiteau in Amherst, has been completed.

Feedback on Agriculture Policy Framework

Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture is collecting feedback through an online survey to help shape future policy that will succeed the Growing Forward 2 agreement between federal and provincial governments when it ends next year.

Students Learn More About Their Food During March

Agriculture

Students across the province will learn more about where the food they eat comes from in March, Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month.

Buildings Renamed to Honour Two Distinguished Nova Scotians

Agriculture

Provincial government buildings housing staff of the Department of Agriculture in Bible Hill now bear the names of two Nova Scotians who worked diligently to help develop Nova Scotia’s agriculture sector.

Food Banks Benefiting from Farmer Donations

Agriculture

Nova Scotians most in need are benefiting from farmer donations of produce to food banks under the new food bank tax credit announced in Budget 2016-17.

Changes Give Municipalities Clearer Ability to Act on Stray Livestock

Agriculture

Government is streamlining legislation related to agricultural fencing and stray animals to make it easier for municipalities to act in the interests of public safety.