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Research project to test viability of on-land salmon farming

July 26, 2011

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Salmon farming is moving on land. The Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Conservation Fund are joining forces in a research project that will try to rear salmon in a freshwater closed-containment system. “It’s huge, it’s groundbreaking,” Bill Taylor, the federation’s president, said. “Hopefully it will help us move towards much more environmentally friendly and wild-salmon […]

Heavy reliance on potatoes puts agriculture in peril: prof

July 26, 2011

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A researcher of rural economies warns that a lack of diversity in the industry is steering New Brunswick agriculture toward a crisis. Susan Machum, the Canada research chair in social justice and a professor at St. Thomas University, said the reliance on potatoes in New Brunswick’s agricultural sector is a disaster waiting to happen. Farmers […]

Organics: the natural way to keep ’em down on the farm

July 26, 2011

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The face of farming is getting younger. With the traditional, family-owned farm continuing on a steady decline as farmers age and find it increasingly difficult to convince younger generations to take over, observers have noticed a surprising trend: Twentysomethings are jumping eagerly into the field. As young people learn about the chemicals used to grow […]