By Kaven Baker-Voakes | February 19, 2014
The future of Canada’s honey production is continuing to be examined by the Senate’s agricultural committee following massive bee deaths in Ontario and Quebec thought to be tied to the use of the pesticide neonicotinoid.
“The acute incidences of honeybee mortality in Quebec and Ontario continues to concern scientists, beekeepers, farmers, and regulatory bodies alike,” Mark Wales, a board member of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, told senators.
“But it is important to remember that the continued issue of honeybee health, and pollinator health in general, is an issue from coast to coast, since so much of agriculture is dependent on bees and pollinators.” Continue reading
By: Robert Alison Posted: 02/26/2014 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BARRIE, Ont.
The brutal and seemingly never-ending winter of 2014 has already taken a substantial avian toll in parts of central and eastern Canada. With yet another polar vortex poised to strike, the situation looks dire for many species of birds. Continue reading
February 12, 2014
By ROBIN FITZGERALD Sun_Herald
GULFPORT — A federal grand jury has indicted a Louisiana business and three associates on charges alleging they conspired to import white-tailed deer from other states into wildlife enclosures in Pearl River and Lamar counties for the breeding and killing of trophy bucks. Continue reading
By Paul A. Smith of the Journal Sentinel
Feb. 4, 2014
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the 2014 Farm Bill on a 68-32 vote, clearing the way for Pres. Barack Obama to sign the legislation.
Though conservation funding is dwarfed by the nutrition title (a.k.a. food stamps) in the Farm Bill, the legislation still plays a key role in many wildlife programs. Continue reading
By Zach Kayser
Forum New Service
BEMIDJI, Minn. — If you deer hunt, your bullets may be finding their way into more bodies than you realize.
The hot topic at a Minnesota Wildlife Society panel discussion held Wednesday at the South Shore Conference Center in Bemidji was finding a solution to the issue of bald eagles eating lead bullet and shotgun slug fragments while scavenging for food. Continue reading