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August, 2008

Province announces $850,000 in support of agriculture

  • August
  • 16

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In late July, the New Brunswick government announced a large funding initiative for the agricultural sector. Totalling up to $850,000 the funds will be divided between several different programs in the following manner: Livestock genetic enhancement initiative – $300,000 Honeybee expansion initiative – $150,000 Apple development initiative – $100,000 Organic development initiative – $90,000 Strategic […]

Using RFID to track produce from farm to plate

  • August
  • 7

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In April, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture started a three year pilot program which is attempting to trace and track produce (tomatoes in the pilot) using RFID tags. The tags are not attached directly to the tomatoes but to the boxes in which the tomatoes are shipped from the farm. The intent is to have […]

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