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AgriInsurance Premium Rates Drop In 2018

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced a number of changes to the AgriInsurance program. AgriInsurance coverage for 2018 is expected to be 2.7 billion dollars on 9.4 million acres in…

Keys To Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Herbicide resistance is becoming a big concern among Manitoba farmers. Dr. Rob Gulden, of the University of Manitoba, discussed the issue last week at St. Jean Farm Days. He says a recent survey has…

Canada's Largest Indoor Farm Show Underway In Brandon

The 41st edition of Manitoba Ag Days gets underway today at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. An estimated 50,000 visitors are expected to pass through the Keystone Centre over the course of the next…

Ag Days Educating About Farm Safety

Today marks day one of the 41st Annual Manitoba Ag Days, taking place at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. Farm safety will be featured again this year, with 10 companies and organizations showcasing…

Manitoba Signs Onto Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Manitoba government has officially signed onto the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). The new five-year agricultural policy is a multilateral agreement with the Government of Canada. A…

Market Outlook Warns Of Overproduction

The senior market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions says farmers have had to work harder over the past couple of marketing years. Neil Townsend notes in the past, high prices seemed to always…

Proper Nutrient Management Starts With Soil Test

The province's soil fertility specialist says big yields means big nutrient removal and that leads to big fertilizer decisions. John Heard notes a soil test is the best way to determine what rate of…

USDA Releases Multiple Reports Friday

The USDA released multiple reports Friday, including its January Crop Production, Quarterly Grain Stocks and Supply and Demand Reports. Market Analyst Brian Voth says there were no real big surprises…

Mentorship Opportunity for Young People in Canada's Beef Industry

Applications are now open for the Cattlemen's Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program for the 2018 to 2019 year. Youth Leadership Coordinator with the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, Emily Ritchie,…

Commodity Groups Present Amalgamation Report at St. Jean Farm Days

Farmers attending St. Jean Farm Days Wednesday had a chance to find out more about a proposal to amalgamate five of the province's commodity organizations. Those involved include the Manitoba Wheat…

Innovation To Take Centre Stage At Ag Days

The 41st Manitoba Ag Days is less than a week away. The show takes place January 16 - 18 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. Media Coordinator Andrea Guthrie says those who come to the show will…

Cattle Markets Begin 2018 On A Positive Note

Fed cattle prices have been quite strong through the holidays. That from Brian Perillat, manager and senior analyst with Canfax. "It was a fairly strong market the last couple of weeks. Western…

Eichler Attends 2018 Legislative Ag Chairs Summit In Kansas City

NAFTA was a key focus at the 2018 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit (LACS) hosted by the State Ag and Rural Leaders (SARL) over the weekend in Kansas City, Missouri. Manitoba Agriculture Minister…

St. Jean Preparing To Host 33rd Annual Farm Show

Another full slate of exhibitors are lined up for the 2017 St. Jean Farm Days that gets underway Wednesday. This year's event will mark the 33rd annual event. Gilbert Sabourin helps organize the two…

MacAulay Speaks At American Farm Bureau Federation Convention

Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay travelled this week to Nashville, Tennessee, where he delivered a keynote address to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 2018 annual convention.…

Flax Council of Canada Announces Closure

After 32 years of operation, the Flax Council of Canada has announced that it will be closing its doors. The organization's office located in Winnipeg will be closed effective January 31, 2018…

Dairy Industry Optimistic For Year Ahead

NAFTA will be front of mind for Canada's dairy industry in 2018. Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Chair David Wiens says they'll also be keeping an eye on the TPP-11 deal and how that might affect dairy in…

Key Trends To Watch For In Agriculture In 2018: FCC

Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) agriculture economists are outlining five trends they want to plant in the minds of Canadian producers, food processors and retailers for 2018. “Agriculture is a dynamic…

Cold Temps Put Strain On Livestock And Feed

The recent cold temps have been hard on livestock. The cold temperatures meant producers went through a lot of feed trying to keep the energy level and condition up in the animals. The animals feed…

Associate Ag Critic Looks Ahead To 2018

The Federal Conservative's Associate Ag Critic says a big issue for 2018 will be developing a new Canada Food Guide. John Barlow says Health Canada and the Liberal government are not including…

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