The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will host its fourth Festival of Forests on Sunday, September 15th.
Several years ago Mary Jean Irving was speaking to a group of young entrepreneurs at a conference in Charlottetown. It wasn’t just what she said that stuck with me, but how she said it. “Never, never, never give up” was the message, and she said it with a relentless determination. I remember…
With the federal election now just around the corner, Malpeque MP Wayne Easter took the opportunity to do a little unofficial campaigning when he announced federal funding for dairy research on antimicrobial resistance.
The president of the PEI Federation of Agriculture is expecting some lively discussion among the province's 27 MLA's when they join federation members September 12 to visit farms across the province.
Opposition Agriculture Critic Michele Beaton is asking the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability to review the Lands Protection Act in the wake of the sale of 2,200 acres of agricultural farmland to a company owned by Rebecca Irving.
While there are definitely some challenges, Dr. John Schueller believes eastern Canada, and PEI in particular, has the potential to be a leader when it comes to precision agriculture.
As far as Dr. Greg Keefe is concerned, antimicrobial resistance ranks right up there along with climate change when it comes to threatening both human and animal health.
The PEI Federation of Agriculture is asking for a long phase-in period if the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission decides to approve a proposal from Maritime Electric to increase rates.
A meeting of the Special Committee on Climate Change is scheduled for August 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Legislative Assembly Chamber at the Hon. George Coles Building.
t’s the big tech companies Google, Facebook, Amazon and so on that are making headlines right now. Government regulators and politicians are beginning to ask tougher questions, but are they right ones? And will they bring the same concern to the farm/food industry?
Surveillance and enforcement actions by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) prevented nearly 12,800 kg of adulterated honey, valued at close to $77,000, from entering the Canadian market, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food recently announced in releasing result…
Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced three appointments to Farm Credit Canada. Sylvie Cloutier has been re-appointed as Director and Sharilee Fossum has been appointed Director as of June 2. Michael Hoffort has been re-appointed President and Chief Executive O…
Oceanbrae Pingerly Betty, owned by Oceanbrae Farms of Miscouche has been voted 2019 Cow of the Year by the Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society.
The PEI Federation of Agriculture has obtained the support of its national cousin in its call for an industry-government working group to explore alternatives to court action when fish kills occur as a result of extreme weather events.
The potato crop was looking good in most areas of the country as of mid-July, according to the latest report from the United Potato Growers of Canada.
I can be a little dense, so it took a while, including some phone calls and emails, before I came to understand what Environment Minister Brad Trivers was saying about multiple wells supplying water to irrigation holding ponds. In the end it made perfect sense.
***It comes as no surprise the proposed Water Act regulations will continue the 2002 moratorium on deep water wells for agricultural purposes. The key words in that sentence are "for agricultural purposes." The province's number one industry will continue to be treated differently than any o…
The federal and provincial governments are providing up to $15.6 million to assist affected producers with the extraordinary costs related to excess moisture and cold temperatures during the 2018 fall harvest.
As both industry and government officials in Canada are make a concerted to keep the country free of African Swine Fever, delegates to the recent Vet Health Global conference in Charlottetown got a glimpse of the damage being done by the disease world-wide.
The runway for the passage of the Canada United States Mexico Agreement is getting shorter, the executive director of Grain Growers of Canada told the summer meeting of the Atlantic Grains Council held recently at the Stanley Bridge Resort.
The provincial government is expecting to have the details nailed down soon on a long-range plan for disposal of dead stock, Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson said during discussion on his departmental estimates.
A corporation owned and operated by the Irving family is poised to make a second try at purchasing 2,200 acres of land in the Bedeque-Summerside area, Mermaid-Stratford MLA Michele Beaton charged in the legislature.
Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry will be visiting the Island capital Monday to present their recommendations on how Canada’s value-added sector can be more competitive in global markets.
For close to three years, Sky View Farms and owners Alex and Logan Docherty have faced a number of charges under both federal and provincial laws relating to a 2016 fish kill in Clyde River.
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steve Myers has signaled the government's intention to intervene at upcoming hearing before the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC) on an application by Maritime Electric to raise rates.
Delegates to the national meeting of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada held recently on Prince Edward Island had $1.5 million reasons to go home smiling.
Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson is hoping to hear "very soon" on the status of the AgriRecovery application filed by the province related to crop losses in 2018.
For Betty MacDonald, the most exciting thing about being involved with Agriculture in the Classroom is seeing the excitement in the eyes of her students.