Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Media Statement: Nova Scotia Farmers Relieved as CN Rail Strike Comes to an End

Truro, NS – Farmers across Nova Scotia can be pleased that a tentative agreement has been reached with between CN Rail and Teamsters Canada.

“We are happy to hear that a tentative agreement has been reached. With the strike leading into its second week, farmers across Nova Scotia were beginning to feel the impact. Propane shortage, transportation challenges and complications receiving livestock feed ingredients, were some of the major implications at play,” said Victor Oulton, President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture.

“This time of year, rail transportation is especially important to Nova Scotia’s Christmas tree farmers as they utilize the rail to ship their trees around the globe. We look forward to business resuming as usual at CN Rail tomorrow morning.”

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For more information contact:

Katherine Doyle
Communications Coordinator
Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
Email: kdoyle@nsfa-fane.ca
Phone: (902) 893-2293

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture represents the interests of over 2400 farm families in Nova Scotia. Founded in 1895 to provide Nova Scotia’s farm community with a single voice, the NSFA is the province’s only general farm organization.

 

events

  1. Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    January 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Scotia Horticultural Congress

    January 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association Annual Convention

    January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - January 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  4. 1st Annual Agriculture Minister’s Conference

    March 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Atlantic Dairy Focus

    March 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

contact

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063
E-mailinfo@nsfa-fane.ca