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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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The agriculture critics for the Conservative Party are calling on Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie Claude Bibeau to immediately tackle issues from compensation to the supply managed sectors to re-opening markets for canola in China during her current mandate.

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Gord McKenna (center) and his father Greg (left) of Country View Farms in Newton accept the Cavendish Farms Growing Green Award from company president Robert Irving. The award is in recognition of exceptional commitment and leadership by a farm to grow food while demonstrating a deep respect…

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Growers in the country's largest potato producing province will get a look at the latest national and international projects for the industry at the annual United Potato Partners Seminar planned for January 29 at Red Shores in Charlottetown.

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The use of “stupid” after a statement began with political strategist James Carville in 1992. He successfully steered Bill Clinton into the White House with a simple but upbeat message that it’s the economy that most Americans care about (Here’s hoping these same Americans will think differe…

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***A poll released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business just before Christmas, showing farming is one of the most respected occupations in the eyes of Canadians, certainly comes as no surprise It is consistent with a number of other polls and surveys that have crossed my desk i…

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The Atlantic Veterinary College is seeking nominations for its 2019 Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care.

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There is nothing like a little friendly competition to up your game and your crop yields. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) researchers, local PEI grain farmers and the Atlantic Grains Council (AGC) competed against one another this past summer to see who could achieve the highest crop…

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We know they are an unstoppable force. What we don’t know is if PEI’s political will is an immovable object.

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The Agriculture Employer of the Year Award and Agriculture Employee of the Year Award are both presented by the PEI Agriculture Sector Council while the Dedication to Agriculture award is presented by Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson.

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Despite the fact amendments to the Lands Protection Act and the Business Corporation Act were passed during the fall session of the legislature, Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson said the Dennis King government remains committed to seeking public input on a new bill that will rep…

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A year ago it was PEI potato growers feeling frustrated and worried as a dry summer and endless days of wet and cold in the fall cut deeply into the potato harvest.

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When he spoke to last year's annual meeting of the PEI Potato Board, Kevin MacIsaac was hoping what he called the Harvest From Hell" that featured less than ideal growing conditions virtually right across the country would prove to be an anomaly.

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The Agronomy Initiative for Marketable Yield (AIM) will be holding the first in a series of winter workshops December 9 and 10.

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The title of Supreme Grand Champion of the 2019 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair's dairy cattle show was bestowed on a five-year-old Holstein cow that was bred on Prince Edward Island. Idee Windbrook Lynzi was bred by Idee Holsteins, but has since been sold to Frank and Diane Borba, JM Valley …

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