As a third generation farmer hoping to build a future in the Island's major industry, Ila Matheson is proud to serve as the province's representative on the new Agricultural Youth Council.
Amendments to the Gasoline Tax Act that allow producers to used marked fuel in farm plated trucks passed through the legislature during the last day of the spring sitting.
While some much needed rainfall fell on the potato crop over the first two weeks in July, the central part of the province especially was in need of some more moisture as the heart of the summer approaches.
Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson faced questions about the possibility of a price assurance program for the beef industry while discussing his estimates during the spring legislature session.
While the sporadic rainfall during the first two weeks of July was a big help as the 2020 potato crop neared row closure, many areas of the province still requires some moisture.
Mermaid-Stratford MLA Michele Beaton wanted to know why the budget allotment for the Agriculture Stewardship Program had been cut by $200,000 for the 2020-2021 budget year.
As he announced the launch of public consultations for a review of the Lands Protection Act, Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson found himself under pressure from both sides of the legislature to move quickly.
After harvesting Haskap berries at his Clyde River operation since 2008, Don Northcott of Phytocultures is more convinced than ever the crop has excellent commercial potential.
Kevin Arsenault does not do anything by half measures. He’s prepared to dig into complicated matters with a strong moral energy of what’s right and wrong that some find difficult to deal with. After working closely with Dennis King through the election campaign on farm and environment polici…
In keeping with the physical distancing guidelines now in place across the country, the annual meeting of Dairy Farmers of Canada will be held virtually on July 14.
Beekeepers in Kings County fear the government has invited small hive beetle, a destructive insect not as yet found on PEI, with hives imported from Ontario in 2020.
If a land bank is established in the province, Kevin Arsenault maintains it should be funded by taxpayers and operated by a Crown corporation.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (AGRI) will continue its study on the effectiveness of business risk management programs during the COVID-19 pandemic with a meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The debate over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has captured so much of the times we live in: the hope and potential of scientific and technical breakthroughs; the hubris of human control over nature; corporate control of the food system; enormous financial risks and rewards; and passi…
Considering the fiscal climate that is being called the "new normal" in the age of COVID-19, the Dennis King government had little choice but to run a record deficit when it delivered its revamped 2020-2021 budget.
Montague-Kilmuir MLA Corey Deagle tried to pin down Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson on a date for the introduction of a revamped Lands Protection Act recently in the legislature.
The provincial government has allocated $200,000 to the PEI Hog Board to help ship seven truckloads of hogs to market after the processing plant in Quebec that normally handles the animals was shut down due to COVID-19.
Lorne and Brenda Larsen of Borden- Carleton were named producer of the year for PEI when Atlantic Beef Products Inc recently unveiled its 2019 Quality Award Winners.
Like all other work places in the province, farms will come under the workplace harassment regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act on Canada Day.
With the latest holding pond being built in the province acting as a backdrop, members of the Coalition for the Protection of PEI Water issued a call for an interim moratorium on building such structures until the regulations for the Water Act are in place.
The extension of marked fuel to all farm plated vehicles was the major win for the agriculture community in the 2020-2021 provincial budget.
Farm & Food Care PEI has teamed up with local producers and processors to be able to provide 3,000 free food packages filled with locally sourced items at two giveaway events this summer.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (AGRI) will be meeting Wednesday to discuss the Business Risk Management programs that serve the industry.
“Eating is an agricultural act.” This is a statement from exceptional farmer/philosopher Wendell Berry, and has been quoted often over the last few months as farmers and journalists try to make sense of agricultural markets during and after the pandemic.
The $4.7 million that will be going to Cavendish Farms to offset the cost of storing and transporting potatoes the company declared surplus to its needs due to a market downturn has been a hot topic during the emergency session of the legislature called to review the government's COVID-19 plan.
While concerns about increased inventory due to declining consumer demand are top of mind for many growers as they finish up planting the 2020 crop, the general manager of United Potatoes Growers of Canada said most regions of the country are catching a break from Mother Nature.
The chief agricultural economist with Farm Credit Canada is urging a note of caution when viewing the farm cash receipts for 2019 and the first quarter of this year.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (AGRI) will be meeting Wednesday night to consider supplementary estimates for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau admits she didn't foresee anything like the COVID-19 pandemic when she assumed the portfolio a little over a year ago.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will continue its study on the federal response to the COVID-19 Pandemic by videoconference Friday afternoon.
The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will be meeting this afternoon to continue its study on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the agriculture sector.
This isn’t the first time that Iris beekeeper Stan Sandler has argued that the PEI government isn’t doing enough to keep diseases and parasites from infesting local bee colonies.
It has been said there is no room for politics during a pandemic. I agree. However, there is always a place for public oversight and accountability, even during a crisis. Since COVID-19, the government has rolled out program after program with information on when it will be available, how to…
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is fully committed to continue enhancing the strength of the North American beef industry under the newly negotiated and soon-to-be implemented Canada -United States-Mexico Agreement, maintains association president Bob Lowe.