News releases from Agriculture (Page 1)

Support for Agriculture Sector Dealing with COVID-19

Agriculture / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia’s agricultural businesses continue to produce food and generate economic activity, even when faced with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The province is responding to the sector’s immediate needs to help keep it strong.

Two Greenhouses Growing With New Funding

Agriculture

Two leading Nova Scotia greenhouse businesses are expanding to meet an increased demand for local produce and plants.

Conference Focuses on the Future of Farming

Agriculture

The first Agriculture Minister’s Conference at the Halifax Convention Centre, March 3 and 4, is attracting farmers, representatives from wine, spirits and brewing industries, food processors, wholesale and retail food companies, equipment manufacturers and others, to address opportunities in agriculture.

Local Food and Beverage Campaign Launched

Agriculture

It is important for consumers to know where to find Nova Scotia’s locally grown and produced food and beverage.

Wild Blueberry Innovation Challenge

Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture and the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia are working together to support innovation and find new markets for our provincial fruit – the wild blueberry.

Minister’s First Agriculture Conference

Agriculture

Bringing industry together to discover opportunities to grow Nova Scotia’s agriculture sector is the purpose of the first Agriculture Minister’s Conference, to be held in Halifax, March 3 and 4.

Investments in Wild Blueberries Support Industry Growth

Agriculture

Nova Scotia’s wild blueberry products are enjoyed around the world and the industry has potential for more growth. With support from the province, wild blueberry producers will develop new products and packaging that add value to their products, to help open new markets.

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.