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After hoping to hold a call-in sale this Friday, the directors of the PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale have now decided to cancel the event in light of continuing COVID-19 developments.

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Meetings began this week to discuss an idea that’s been a year in the making: watershed groups working more closely with farmers.

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It is a very rare occasion when I have the opportunity to have a one-on-one interview with both the federal and provincial agriculture ministers within the space of a few days.

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The 4-H PEI board of directors is suspending all 4-H programming and activities in the province until April 14 effective immediately in light of the recommendations from the chief public health officer regarding social distancing in the wake of the discovery of a case of coronavirus in the p…

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The PEI Women's Institute has cancelled all in-person events for the next 30-60 days in response to the request from the chief medical officer to limit public events to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

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There was a story going around that Wade MacLauchlan gave the environment portfolio to Robert Mitchell to keep Mitchell’s leadership ambitions at bay. The job included one of the most difficult and politically divisive issues PEI politicians have ever wrestled with-- water, and especially th…

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There was a story going around that Wade MacLauchlan gave the environment portfolio to Robert Mitchell to keep Mitchell’s leadership ambitions at bay. The job included one of the most difficult and politically divisive issues PEI politicians have ever wrestled with-- water, and especially th…

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Canadian agriculture producers are facing significant headwinds ranging from the economic impact of the coronavirus to rising farm debt, Craig Klemmer told delegates to the FCC Ignite Conference held in Charlottetown.

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The widespread collateral damage being caused by the rail blockades in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs is "grinding our industry to a halt," maintains the president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.

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“Suddenly” always signals an untimely death when it’s the first word in an obituary, and it can mean something more--, that family and friends are dealing not only with the loss of a loved one, but the search for clues, the wondering if they could have done more.

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When I first started this job almost two decades ago, topics like suicide and mental health issues facing the farming community were subjects that simply weren't discussed.

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Shawn MacLean (left), who is sales manager for ADL, and Jamie MacPhail, the company's corporate secretary and communications manager, display some of the company's products at a booth set up at Sobey's in Stratford to mark Canada's Agriculture Day on February 11. Displays from a number of Is…

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Fusarium Head Blight is a major challenge facing cereal growers and Dr. Adam Foster gave Island producers an update on efforts to better predict and control the fungal disease during a research day sponsored by the Atlantic Grains Council.

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Don Jardine of the PEI Climate Change Laboratory will be taking part in a panel on "Disrupters and Drivers for Canadian Agriculture in the next decade during the annual meeting of the Canadian federation of Agriculture planned for next week in Ottawa.

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A soil test always provided basic but necessary information: the levels of important plant nutrients principally nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium; pH readings, is the soil too acidic and needs lime; soil organic matter levels. Now the provincial agriculture department is offering somethin…

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***The decision by Atlantic Beef Products Inc to increase the production premiums is great news for everybody involved with the beef industry. Producers know that if they follow the protocols associated with PEI Certified Beef, Blue Dot Reserve and Verified Beef Production Plus, they will be…

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When he conducted a review of the Lands Protection Act in 2013, Horace Carver was convinced the establishment of a land bank would be among the first of his recommendations to be implemented.

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As part of its efforts to supply its customers with a top quality product, Atlantic Beef Products Inc has announced changes to the premium programs available to producers that could add up to 10 cents per pound to the price producers receive.

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The PEI Federation of Agriculture will be holding its 79th Annual General Meeting Friday at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.

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This wasn’t the first moment Michael McCain grabbed headlines, but this time he wasn’t trying to save his company.

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Within the next several weeks, many Island producers will be filling out surveys as part of an effort to put a price tag on the damage caused by Post Tropical Storm Dorian last September.

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