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Pellet project gets major funding
Sep 05, 2012

A Lawrencetown (Nova Scotia) project to turn grass into heat-producing pellets and briquettes took a major leap forward Thursday (Aug. 9) when the federal and provincial governments chipped in...

A Lawrencetown (Nova Scotia) project to turn grass into heat-producing pellets and briquettes took a major leap forward Thursday (Aug. 9) when the federal and provincial governments chipped in almost $1.3 million to West Nova Agro Commodities Ltd.

19 head killed by lightning
Sep 05, 2012

John Morgan lost 19 head of beef cattle Aug. 3 when lightning struck a pasture on his Upper Hainesville, New Brunswick farm.

John Morgan lost 19 head of beef cattle Aug. 3 when lightning struck a pasture on his Upper Hainesville, New Brunswick farm.

Spark from combine sets barley field ablaze
Sep 05, 2012

One minute Dean Baglole was cutting barley Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 1) and the next minute the field he was in was full of flames and thick smoke.

One minute Dean Baglole was cutting barley Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 1) and the next minute the field he was in was full of flames and thick smoke.

Federal loan will help dairy increase revenues and production capacity
Sep 05, 2012

Cook’s Dairy Farm Ltd. in Yarmouth, Nova Scotiacurrently processes approximately three million litres of raw milk per year into a variety of fluid milk, sour cream, and other drink products. In...

Cook’s Dairy Farm Ltd. in Yarmouth, Nova Scotiacurrently processes approximately three million litres of raw milk per year into a variety of fluid milk, sour cream, and other drink products. In October the family business will begin to process certified organic milk.

NB blueberry growers want fair prices
Sep 05, 2012

Acadian Peninsula blueberry growers were supposed to meet with New Brunswick Agriculture Minister Mike Olscamp Aug. 21 in Tracadie-Sheila to discuss processing regulations.

Acadian Peninsula blueberry growers were supposed to meet with New Brunswick Agriculture Minister Mike Olscamp Aug. 21 in Tracadie-Sheila to discuss processing regulations.