If the provincial government does approve a pilot project proposed by Dr. Michael van den Heuvel that would see four agricultural high capacity wells dug to assess the impact on the groundwater supply, Finance Minister Darlene Compton has indicated the wells could be owned by Island taxpayers.
While the contents of an investigation by the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission have yet to be released, Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson maintains there are "reasonable and probable grounds that two individuals and Red Fox Acres Limited contravened the Lands Protection Act."
Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson will announce details of the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund during a videoconference Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
A former deputy minister of agriculture and former president of the World Potato Congress has been selected as this year's Island representative to the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame.
PEI’s growing season and harvest moves from east to west. Down east where I live, the soils are sandier and can be worked earlier in the spring. That means there’s a better chance to get cover crops on after the harvest.
Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson has served notice he is fed up with the delays on the part of the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission in completing its investigation into the Brendel-Haslemere Farms land transaction.
This spooky pumpkin family enjoys hanging out together by the side of the road in York. As Halloween approaches, ghosts and goblins of every description have become a common sight on the highways and byways across PEI.
The provincial government is working to increase provincial slaughterhouse capacity in the wake of a fire that destroyed MacQuarrie's Meats earlier this year.
Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson is frustrated with the pace of an investigation being conducted by the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission into a controversial land transaction.