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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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The next time you hear a politician wondering aloud why the public is so cynical, remind them about the land banking report compiled by Kevin Arsenault.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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I was able to navigate my way through Freetown's biggest traffic jam in years to take in the touching tribute to Derwin Clow and his family.

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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.

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In partnership with PEI Agromart and Island Lime, the PEI Federation of Agriculture is offering a scholarship of $2,000 for the 2020/21 academic year.

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The Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability will be meeting June 18 to consider its work plan for the remainder of the year.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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As the Island dairy industry deals with a loss of markets due to a decline in restaurant sales, Dairy Farmers of PEI has set a penalty for overproduction.

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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.

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