The National Farmers Union (NFU) is sponsoring a forum with the five Progressive Conservative (PC) leadership candidates on the issue of the shifting control of land in PEI.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will be holding a meeting January 29 to continue its study into the mental health challenges that Canadian farmers, ranchers, and producers face.
The only AAFC Seed Royalty Consultation event planned for Atlantic Canada is this Friday in Charlottetown and the National Farmers Union PEI is urging as many producers as possible to attend.
Before we get too far into 2019, the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC) is expected to file its report on land ownership with Communities, Lands and Environment Minister Richard Brown.
Brookfield Gardens was fined $15,000 by Provincial Court Judge John Douglas in mid-December, bringing to an end a legal saga that began with a 2014 fish kill in the North River.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to customers in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick whose potato crops were impacted by an unusually wet, cold fall, causing a loss in revenue.
In mid-December, dozens of dairy producers across the province headed for stores, hockey rinks and community halls to help Islanders have a "dairy blue" Christmas.
As far as Paul Larsen is concerned, Canadian hog producers can gain an advantage in the international marketplace by focusing on genetics and disease prevention.
Following best practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions can be a win-win for both the environment and the economic bottom line of a farm.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade adopted a motion to study ways in which the federal government can help the country’s small and medium-sized businesses including those in agriculture to pursue international trade opportunities.
I recently had the opportunity to take in a presentation from Dr. Adam Fenech of the University of Prince Edward Island Climate Change Laboratory entitled "Agriculture in a Changing Climate and How to Prepare."
The Processing Committee of the PEI Potato Board has taken a more integrated approach to contract negotiations over the past two years and Scott Howatt told the board's recent annual meeting the effort has been paying dividends.
The provincial crop insurance program had paid close to $11 million by November 22, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Robert Henderson recently told the legislature.
Joel Salatin is a rock star for people concerned about how food is produced. This is how he describes himself: "Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer." The Virginia based farmer was on PEI in November speaking and leading workshops at a farm conference in Charlotte…
Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced recently that Canada has joined 13 other jurisdictions in supporting the International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will be meeting December 11 to continue its study on how to support Indigenous Canadians in the Agriculture and Agri-Food Industry.
The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry will be meeting Thursday to hear about restrictions on marketing whole wheat, whole grain and white bread in relation to the definition of unhealthy food for children.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will be receiving a briefing December 4 on the latest case of Bovine Tuberculosis discovered in the country.
Reporters (myself included) always want to sound like the smartest person in the room when asking questions, but it doesn’t mean we get the answers we need. Conservative MLA Brad Trivers has developed a questioning style in committee hearings where he plays on his lack of knowledge, and asks…
New Democratic Party MP's across the country held a series of events to bring attention to the impact of the United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) Agreement will have on the supply management system.
Allegations of a secret proposal made by Cavendish Farms to the provincial government proved to be a hot topic of discussion recently in the legislature.
Sessions ranging from marketing to the emergence of Canada as a world food superpower will be on the agenda for the 2018 Grow Canada Conference November 28 and 29 in Ottawa.
Cavendish Farms has denied a suggestions from Georgetown MLA Steve Myers that the processor made a "secret deal" with the provincial government regarding the lifting of the 2002 moratorium on deep water wells for agricultural purposes.
The frustration was evident on the faces of dozens of producers as they filed into the courtroom of Judge John Douglas November 13 to lend moral support to Brookfield Gardens and the Dykerman family.
The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry will continue its study on how the value-added food sector can be more competitive in global markets November 27.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will be hearing from Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Thursday.
The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is participating in GivingTuesday on November 27, an international day of giving that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The focus of this year’s campaign is to raise awareness of and funds for the Atlantic Veterinary College’s (AVC) Wildlife…
When officials from Cavendish Farms were asked to appear before the Standing Committee on Communities Land and Environment, the topic was supposed to be how much land the company owned or controlled.
Rayanne Frizzell (Class of ‘03) plays many different roles- she’s a wife, a mom, a dairy farmer, and works for 4-H Prince Edward Island. Perhaps most notably that on top of all of this, she is a volunteer extraordinaire.
An environmental researcher at University of Prince Edward Island is looking for the opinions of young Island farmers when it comes to environmental conservation and Species at Risk.
Cavendish Farms is "making a mockery" of the Lands Protection Act with its recommendation to double the land limits, says the district director of the National Farmers Union.
A series of six videos that offer a glimpse of Island agriculture past and present has the potential to be a "tremendous teaching tool" in Island classrooms, says the chair of the PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee.
After digging until 3 a.m. on November 2 in an attempt to beat a forecasted rainstorm, Darryl Wallace said he was "more frustrated than tired."
As 4-H members and leaders get ready to close the book on the 100th anniversary celebrations, Executive Director Rayanne Frizzell said there is plenty of reason to look forward with optimism.
UPEI’s Climate Research Lab and the PEI Woodlot Owners Association (PEIWOA) will host a public talk on sustainable forestry practices to deepen our understanding of how climate change can affect forestry management.