News releases from Agriculture (Page 4)

Camp Rankin Provides Unique 4-H Experience

Agriculture

Camp Rankin, the provincial 4-H camp, is ready to welcome 200 4-H members and their friends from July 5 to Aug. 7 for an outstanding experience involving healthy living, leadership and skills training.

Provincial Exhibition Commission Names New Board

Agriculture

The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission has a new board focused on accountability and long-term sustainability for the facility.

Nouveau conseil d'administration pour Perennia

Agriculture

Un nouveau conseil d'administration dirigé par l'industrie a été nommé pour la société d'état Perennia.

New Industry-led Perennia Board Meets

Agriculture

A new industry-led board of directors for Nova Scotia Crown corporation Perennia has been appointed.

New Market Development Program Launched

Agriculture

The agriculture, agri-food and seafood industries will benefit from a new program to expand market share and foster economic growth.

Seasonal Farmers' Markets Open for Business

Agriculture

Nova Scotians are encouraged to explore and support their local farmers' market when many of them open this month and in June.

Supply Management Protects Rural Jobs, Economy

Agriculture

Nova Scotia is calling on the federal government to protect Canada's supply-management system during international trade negotiations.

New Provincial Exhibition Commission Act Focuses on Accountability, Sustainability

Agriculture

The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission will have a stronger and more accountable governance structure that focuses on its sustainability.

Wildlife Fencing Component Added to Homegrown Success

Agriculture

Farmers with crop damage from deer are now able to apply for provincial funding to build fences.

Atlantic 4-H Conference to Be Held in Debert

Agriculture

One-hundred senior 4-H members and adult volunteer leaders will attend an interactive Atlantic conference designed to energize and inspire the participants' 4-H experience.

Innovation Programs Open for Applications

Agriculture

Nova Scotia farmers are encouraged to apply for innovation support through $1.2-million proposal-based programs.

Pollination Expansion Program Renewed

Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture has extended a program to increase and support bee production in Nova Scotia. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell and federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced the extension today, March 10.

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week Brings Agriculture to the Classroom

Agriculture

Students across the province will connect with local farmers to learn about Nova Scotia agriculture as part of the fourth annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy week, which runs to March 7.

Check Out What's Local at Sobeys and Foodland

Agriculture

Select Nova Scotia and Sobeys are teaming up to celebrate and support local food and farmers with events at three Sobeys stores and two Foodland stores on Friday, Feb. 27.

Minister Praises Cattle Producers for Value Boost

Agriculture

Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell is praising the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers for a huge increase in farm gate value, and will speak at their annual meeting this weekend.

Sheep Industry Program Receives Government Support

Agriculture

The sheep industry in Nova Scotia will receive funding to help implement a program to control parasites and create safer handling systems.

Standards of Care for Animal Protection Act Released

Agriculture

Pet owners in Nova Scotia must follow stronger standards in the care and sale of their cats and dogs.

Buy Local This Holiday Season

Agriculture / Communications Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians are encouraged to shift some of their holiday shopping to local goods and locally owned businesses.

Beef Industry Program Gets Government Support

Agriculture

The beef industry in Nova Scotia will receive funding to help implement a program to improve animal health, farm safety and increase returns on investments.

Local Food Served Up at Wolfville Food Truck Rally

Agriculture

Nova Scotians can enjoy locally grown and produced food right from the truck at the Select Nova Scotia Food Truck Rally in Wolfville today, Nov. 13.