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Province Hands Out Sustainability Awards

The Association of Manitoba Community Pastures (AMCP) has been recognized by the Province of Manitoba. The group has picked up the 2017 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award for Sustainability…

Bill C-49 Receives Royal Assent, Welcomed By Farm Groups

Canada's farming community is breathing a sigh of relief after the Senate voted to pass Bill C-49 (Transportation Modernization Act) on Tuesday. Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron…

Pea Leaf Weevil Heading Our Way

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers is warning growers to be on the lookout for pea leaf weevil, which affects both peas and faba beans. Production Specialist Laryssa Stevenson says the pest has been…

Central North American Trade Corridor Association Marks One-Year Anniversary Of NAFTA Re-Opening

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump announcing that he was looking to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Dr. Paul Gunderson, based in…

Latest Crop Report Pegs Seeding Progress At 80 Per Cent

Manitoba Agriculture's weekly crop report is pegging seeding progress at about 80 per cent complete across the province. Winter injury resulted in some reseeding of winter wheat in the central,…

Bill C-49 Bounced Back To Senate

Bill C-49 will be heading back to the senate, yet again. On Tuesday, the House of Commons voted to reject the two Senate amendments made to the bill, with 163 in favour and 123 opposed. The senate…

Senate Passes Bill C-49 (UPDATED)

The Senate voted to pass Bill C-49 late Tuesday by a vote of 41 for, 31 against and 2 abstentions. ********************************************************** Bill C-49 will be heading back to the…

Provincial Spring Road Restrictions Lifted

Spring road restrictions for provincial roads in southern Manitoba have been lifted starting Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The restrictions had been in place since March 20th. The purpose of the…

Viterra Donates Land to Help End World Hunger

Viterra is donating the use of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The nearly 400 acres will be farmed by volunteers in the different…

It's Important To Keep Livestock Cool This Summer

While we're often being reminded about the dangers of heat stress during the summer months, it's also important to keep animals cool as the temperatures start to warm up. Dr. Glen Duizer is the…

Turning Your Farm Into A Dynasty

An American business advisor recently traveled through western Canada speaking about turning your farm into a dynasty. Carl Gould from New Jersey is with Seven Stage Advisors, and says diversifying…

Dry Conditions Expected To Return

While many parts of the Prairies received some much needed rain over the past few days, the warm, dry conditions are expected to return. Alberta and Saskatchewan saw some showers this past week, with…

MacAulay Concludes Successful Mission To China

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay has wrapped up a week-long mission to China, where he promoted Canadian agricultural products and discussed ways of strengthening agricultural…

Want To Sleep Better?...Buy Hail Insurance

Now's the time of year that farmers are starting to think about hail insurance. Bruce Lowe, CEO of AG Direct Hail Insurance explains why having adequate coverage is so important. Bruce Lowe pictured…

New Case Of PEDv Confirmed In Southeast Manitoba

Manitoba Pork says a new case of the PED virus was confirmed May 15th in a finisher barn in southeastern Manitoba. Biocontainment on the site is in place. Manitoba Pork and the Chief Veterinary…

Don't Seed Canola Too Deep

Canola seeding is progressing at a rapid pace across Manitoba. Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, had some advice regarding seeding depth. "Generally speaking we don't…

MP's Take Part In Agriculture Tour

Members of Parliament toured the country last week to see how the government can help grow Canada's agriculture industry. The House of Commons Agriculture Committee toured Quebec, Ontario,…

CN Rail Putting Grain Cars In Storage

CN Rail is removing hopper cars from its network to put into short-term storage. The rail company said there has been a decrease in demand for grains cars in western Canada, which is typical for this…

Western Livestock Price Insurance Program Deadline Approaching

Cattlemen have been seeing the benefits of reducing some of the price risk of raising cattle. Jodie Griffin is a coordinator with the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP). She says…

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Applications Flowing In

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler are reminding farmers that applications are now open through the Ag Action Manitoba program, which is…

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