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A delegation of 20 MLA's from all three parties will be hitting the road Thursday morning for a day-long tour of three Island farms.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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For a look at farm machinery and equipment from the past, be sure to visit Hamilton Heritage Day September 14.

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Industry representatives have until August 31 to comment on the proposed 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Standards Manual

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The fate of the Lands Protection Act now rests squarely in the hands of Premier Dennis King and his government.

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Some signs are beginning to crop up in fields across the province to help the non-farming public identify what is being grown..

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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?

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News that $15.6 million now available to Island farmers under the AgriRecovery program is certainly welcome.

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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…

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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…

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he PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative will be organizing a film festival with an agricultural theme this fall.

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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.

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***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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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