News releases from Agriculture (Page 19)

Nova Scotia's Food Safety Regulations Work

Agriculture

The government of Nova Scotia brought into force some of the most progressive and stringent food safety regulations in Canada this year.

4-H Members Gather in Bridgewater for Provincial Show

Agriculture

Young people from across the province will gather in Bridgewater to present more than 40 projects completed through the 4-H program, participate in various competitions and have fun during the annual Nova Scotia 4-H show.

Regulations Provide Better Insurance Coverage for Farmers

Agriculture

Nova Scotia farmers will have access to better insurance coverage for forage under new crop insurance regulations announced today, July 25, by Agriculture Minister Brooke Taylor.

Province Signs National Response Plan for Foreign Animal Disease Outbreak

Agriculture

Nova Scotia is better prepared to respond to a foreign animal disease outbreak, such as avian influenza, with the signing of a national response plan said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Agriculture today, July 12.

4-H Members Participate in Exchange Program

Agriculture

Eight 4-H members from Nova Scotia will head to Western Canada on July 5 to learn about agriculture and Canadian culture.

Provincial 4-H Camp Opens for the Summer

Agriculture

Two hundred and forty 4-H members will embark on a summer adventure when Camp Rankin opens on Sunday, July 2.

Atlantic 4-H Members Improve Skills

Agriculture

Sixty-five 4-H members from across Atlantic Canada will sharpen their technical livestock skills during the annual Eastern Breeders Incorporated 4-H Showcase from Friday, June 23, to Sunday, June 25.

Exporting to Mexico Seminar Planned

Agriculture

Food manufacturers and seafood processors interested in learning more about exporting to Mexican markets, will have an opportunity to explore the business implications at a one-day seminar on Wednesday, June 21, in Halifax.

Loan Program Extended to Farmers

Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture will help ease the financial burden of beef farmers by extending the interest free component of the Nova Scotia Ruminant Loan Support Program for another year.

Amendments to Propel Nova Scotia's Wine Industry

Agriculture

Amendments to help Nova Scotia's wine, ciders, and fruit liqueur industries were introduced today, May 10, by Agriculture Minister Ron Chisholm.

Discover the Wines of Nova Scotia

Agriculture

Nova Scotia is quickly earning a place for itself on the list of great wine-making regions in Canada and it is doing all it can to ensure that people associate the area with high standards.

Youth Gather for Annual 4-H Event

Agriculture

Three hundred young people from across the province will participate in the annual 4-H Weekend at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Bible Hill, May 5 - 6.

Provinces and Territories Call On Federal Government to Transform Program

Agriculture

Provincial and territorial agriculture ministers are calling upon the federal government to move forward on their recent unanimous decision to transform the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization program rather than replace it.

Pork Producers Receive Funding

Agriculture

Nova Scotia pork producers will receive $1.8 million from the provincial government to help them through the challenges of declining market prices, Agriculture Minister Ron Chisholm said today, April 3. The funding will be administered through Pork Nova Scotia.

Agriculture Ministers Meet Next Week

Agriculture

Agriculture Minister Ron Chisholm will speak up for Nova Scotia's supply management sector for dairy, poultry and eggs when he meets next week with agriculture ministers in British Columbia.

Farm Safety to be Highlighted

Agriculture

Nova Scotia farmers are working hard to reduce the risk of being injured or killed on the job.

Organic Conference to be Held in Nova Scotia

Agriculture

Atlantic Canada's organic community will get together next week to look at the opportunities and challenges that are evolving within the sector.