A workshop on the farm financial management is slated for November 27.
The Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island (PEI), in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), has launched a new app to help Islanders better access workplace health and safety information.
After listening to the chair of the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission explain land ownership limits, it is easy to understand why many people get confused about the issue.
The chair of the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission offered MLA's an explanation of why the ownership limits under the Lands Protection Act are not as straightforward as they appear during an appearance before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability.
While the Hillsborough Bridge is under construction for the Stratford sewer line project, provincial road crews will assist farmers and others who need to move wide loads and larger equipment across the bridge.
The Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability is asking Executive Council to make a study conducted by the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC) on the acquisition of 2,200 acres of farmland in the Summerside Bedeque area a matter of public record.
The previous Liberal administration dismissed the idea of a tax credit for farmers donating food championed by one of its caucus members, briefing papers provided by department staff to Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson show.
While the resumption of beef and hog shipments to China will likely have a modest impact on Island producers, the news comes as a welcome relief to the livestock industry.
With the first year of its second century now almost in the books, the executive director of the PEI 4-H Council is both optimistic and excited about what the future holds.
The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick (NFU-NB) in coordination with NFU Youth members, La Via Campesina (LVC) North America and La Ferme Terre Partagée are hosting approximately 30 La Via Campesina youth delegates from across North America this week.
Environment, Water and Climate Change Minister Brad Trivers will be briefing the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability on climate change adaptation Thursday afternoon.
“Maximizing Farm Profitability By Applying Novel Keys In Transition Cows Management” will be the theme for a dairy education forum planned for November 15 at the Rodd Royalty.
The University of Prince Edward Island will host Dr. Francisco Dallmeier, director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation and Sustainability, when he visits Prince Edward Island next week to give a talk on Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity.
Canadian voters have delivered a minority government that will have to get down to work quickly on a number of issues impacting the agricultural industry.
Justin Trudeau’s Liberals survived more than won the federal election, helped of course by the four PEI incumbents, another clean sweep. The Greens can also take some satisfaction with 20% of the vote here, well above the 6.5% the party received nationally. The Conservatives and NDP will be …
Rodney Dingwell became the 50th Islander to be inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony held October 17 at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture.
The president of Maritime Electric was reluctant to put a timeframe on when the utility might phase out the charges for the second block of power when he appeared before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability.
The development of a PEI Food First Strategy and updating the Lands Protection Act are two of the main priorities set out by Premier Dennis King in the mandate letter to Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson.
As the Canadian potato harvest begins to wind down, the general manager of United Potato Growers of Canada has his fingers crossed growers can avoid a repeat of 2018.
The Special Committee on Climate Change will be receiving a briefing on carbon pricing from Dale Beugin during its next meeting on October 31.
The owners of the PEI’s only certified organic beef farm will be presenting the 8th annual George McRobie Lecture at the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead, Orwell this Friday.
Islanders live more closely together than anyone else in Canada. We can almost see the countryside from a third story window in downtown Charlottetown. But there are differences in how rural and urban Canadians see the world, differences political parties try to exploit as we get ready to vote.
While its funding sources are not identified, the bias in a report on local food prepared by the Fraser Institute that came across my desk recently is crystal clear.
Members of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability will receive a briefing on the Lands Protection Act from the chair of the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission.
Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Inc. (CYSA) is excited to launch a new presentation product competition at its annual public speaking event which will be held November 2 at The Royal in Toronto.
As the National Farmers Union prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in November, the national president sees a strong future for the organization.
A new committee is exploring ways to help Island farmers better handle farm-related environment issues, strengthen a core sector of the economy and help farm families build a strong future.
A report on the feasibility of establishing a land banking system that would make it more affordable for young farmers to purchase property is now in the final stages of completion.
The World Potato Congress (WPC) will be offering its fifth webinar in its 2019 series October 29 with Dr. Nina Zidack entitled “Why You Should Plant Certified Seed Potatoes”
About two weeks ago, on September 17th, there was a rush for public money that Islanders should feel good about. At 8 A.M. sharp, farmers could phone to apply for financial support for soil conservation projects to prevent erosion. The only problem? The available money was used up within minutes.
O'Leary-Inverness MLA Robert Henderson, has concerns regarding a recent decision from the Department of Agriculture and Land to restrict PEI Crop Insurance Agents from working on farms after 7pm.
As the countdown to harvest began, the mid-September report from the United Potato Growers of Canada showed diverse conditions across the country.
Despite a September that included a post tropical storm and a frost, the PEI potato industry still has its fingers crossed for a yield that will be close to the five year average.
While saying "his hands are tied" when it comes to being involved in court proceedings, Malpeque MP Wayne Easter is prepared to help bring all of the players to the table to see if alternative methods can found in cases like the one being pursued against SkyeView Farms.
Federal prosecutors are appealing the not guilty verdict handed down by Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr in favour of Skye View Farms Ltd and owners Alex and Logan Docherty.
Think of the way using a computer has changed in the last thirty years. First there was DOS. You had to type in commands, and if you got everything just right, the computer would actually do what you wanted. It was complicated, but it was magic. Then operating systems started evolving. They …
The agriculture industry, like every other the segment of PEI society, is now in the midst of dealing with the aftermath of what is now being officially referred to as Post Tropical Storm Dorian. Packing winds that gusted well in excess of 120 kilometres per hour and rainfall of up to 89 mil…
A review of the Lands Protection Act is one of the major topics on the agenda as the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability gets down to business.