Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(NB-Cannabis-Education)

Cannabis producers in New Brunswick are going to be contributing two per cent of their gross earnings to a fund aimed at reducing harm from the drug.

The province announced the Cannabis Education Fund yesterday.

The province says it will be some time before producers start to make sales, so government is injecting 250-thousand dollars now so education programs can begin.

An advisory committee will have seven members, including the chairman of the Cannabis Management Corporation and three senior civil servants, with the others coming from the public. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Budget)

Fuels used in agriculture will be among those exempted from Manitoba's carbon tax.

Manitoba residents will be paying just over five cents more for a litre of gas after the carbon tax kicks in September 1st, but marked fuel used in agriculture, mining and forestry will be exempt.

The carbon tax will also affect natural gas, diesel and propane.

The province has promised that all its revenues will eventually be returned to Manitobans through tax reductions. (The Canadian Press)

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(Beef-Check-Off)

Most Canadian beef producers will be paying a higher fee for each animal they sell this year.

The mandatory levy known as the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off is to increase from one dollar to two-fifty for every head of cattle sold.

The National Beef Strategy Working Group says the aim is to use the money to increase beef sales in Canada and abroad.

The goal is to double the amount of business over the next five years

The funding will go toward marketing and research to protect and grow the Canadian brand, especially in export markets such as Mexico, Japan, China, other Asian countries and the E-U. (The Canadian Press)

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(Gaspe-Conservation-Property)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) says it has acquired about 37 hectares of land and shoreline in the Malbaie salt marsh in Quebec.

It is located in the lagoon and on the sandbar that separates the marsh from the Gulf of St. Lawrence near the town of Barachois in the Gaspe peninsula.

The site is a feeding habitat for Atlantic salmon in the area that are considered of special concern according to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. …

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