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MacAulay Wraps Up U.S. Visit

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has wrapped up a successful visit to the United States, making stops in Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. MacAulay took part at the United State... read more..

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Considerations When Shopping For Your Next Bull

Beef producers are looking for their new herd sires this time of year. Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) Research and Innovation Coordinator, Stacey Domolewski, says there's no one type of bull per... read more..

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Snow Causes Shut Down At Simplot's Portage Potato Facility

The build-up of snow and ice on the roof at Simplot's potato processing facility just west of Portage la Prairie has led to a shutdown. Josh Jordan is a Senior Communications Manager for the J.R. Sim... read more..

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MPSG Looking For On-Farm Research Participants

Last year, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) conducted over 70 on-farm research trials across the province. On-Farm Specialist Greg Bartley talked about their focus this year. "We have a lar... read more..

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Tilray To Acquire Manitoba Harvest

Cannabis producer Tilray Inc., based in Nanaimo, B.C., has announced a deal to acquire Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million dollars in cash and stock. Manitoba Harvest was founded in 1998 and is t... read more..

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CFIA Publishes Amendments To Health Of Animals Regulations On Animal Transportation

On Wednesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations on animal transportation. The overall objective is that animals arrive at their dest... read more..

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MacAulay To Speak At USDA Ag Outlook Forum

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay will be in Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., this week. He will meet with United States Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Mexican Agricult... read more..

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Corteva Agriscience Acquires Clearfield Canola In Canada And U.S.

  Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced that it has acquired the Clearfield Canola Production System in Canada and the United States from BASF. Clearfield canola is read more..

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New Corn Growing Manual Available

  The Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has released an updated manual for growing corn entitled “Field Corn Production in Manitoba - A Guide for Crop Management and Agronomy” read more..

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Important To Monitor Sow Body Condition

It's important for hog producers to pay close attention to the body condition of their sows. Dr. Mark Knauer, swine extension specialist with North Carolina State University, spoke about the issue ea... read more..

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Government Invests In Animal Welfare

On Tuesday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced an investment of up to $4.56 million to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition. The investment was made on behalf of the Natio... read more..

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Manitoba Bison Association Joins MFGA Board

The Manitoba Bison Association (MBA) has joined the board of the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA). "We are excited to have the MBA join MFGA," said Darren Chapman, MFGA chair. "Not on... read more..

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Prairie Grain Monitor Provides Update

Canada's Prairie grain monitor says that as of the end of December, there was roughly 22 million metric tonnes of grain moved out of the country. Quorum Corporation President Mark Hemmes says that's ... read more..

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Manitoba Canola Growers Hosts AGM At CropConnect

About 80 people were in attendance at the Manitoba Canola Growers AGM held last week at CropConnect in Winnipeg. Executive Director Delaney Ross Burtnack says it was a good meeting. "No resolutions ... read more..

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Sunflower Grower Group Hoping For More Acres In 2019

The National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) held its Annual General Meeting last week at CropConnect in Winnipeg. The group notes sunflower planting in Manitoba fell short of expectations d read more..

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Improving Sprayer Efficiency

Farmers are spending 33% of their time in the sprayer idling, 22% in transport and only about 45% of their time actually spraying. That from Tom Wolf from Agrimetrix Research and Training, who was sh... read more..

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Soybean Growers 'Cautious' Heading Into 2019 Growing Season

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) held its Annual General Meeting this week in Winnipeg at the CropConnect Conference. Outgoing Chair John Preun talked about the mood heading into this growin... read more..

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Nutrien Ag Solutions Wins 4R Nutrient Stewardship Award

Nutrien Ag Solutions was recognized this week with the fifth annual 4-R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award, which is given out each year during the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Confere... read more..

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First 24 Hours Of Pig Care Are Very Important

It's important to pay extra close attention to pigs during the first 24 hours of care. Dennis Stevenson with Zoetis says this can pay dividends down the road. "A lot of the studies are starting to s... read more..

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U of M Researcher Studying Edible Bean Yields

A research agronomist with the University of Manitoba is studying whether a proceeding crop can affect edible bean yields. Kristen MacMillian explained her work. "Farmers have crop rotations and cro... read more..

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Reframing The Conversation Around Antibiotics

Farmers need to reframe the conversation on the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. That from Dr. Leah Dorman with Phibro Animal Health. "I think it's important because there is a lot of misin... read more..

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Weed Specialist Discusses Edible Beans

The province's weed specialist has some advice for edible bean growers. Tammy Jones was a guest speaker at the Edible Bean Meetings held last week in Altona and Portage la Prairie. "I think we need ... read more..

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MacAulay Announces Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program

The federal government has announced an investment of $50.3 million over five years for the new Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP). "Canada's agricultural sector is strong and... read more..

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University of Winnipeg Receives Weston Seeding Food Innovation Grant

  A University of Winnipeg research project has received a $250,000 Weston Seeding Food Innovation Grant. The project will examine ways to train a computer to recognize and tend for prairie cro read more..

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Survey Shows Farmers Cautious About Sharing Farm Data

A new survey shows farmers are embracing new technology, but are cautious about sharing data. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) surveyed over 2,000 Canadian producers and found 25 per cent have become less co... read more..

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Hodgins Farms Receives Environmental Stewardship Award

A pasture-based livestock farm west of Brandon received this year's Manitoba Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) presented by Manitoba Beef Producers and MNP. Lisa Hodgins and her husband Cameron ... read more..

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Celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day!

  Agriculture is taking centre stage across the country on Tuesday, February 12 in celebration of Canada's Agriculture Day. Agriculture More Than Ever Manager Debbie Bailey says the day is ab read more..

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Federal Government Invests In Bioeconomy

The federal government has announced an investment of up to $7 million to the Biomass Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The Cluster, led by the BioFuelNet Canada Network, will inclu... read more..

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CanFax Manager Optimistic About Calf Prices

The Manager of Canfax Research Services says they were surprised by last year's calf prices. Brenna Grant says they remained steady at $222 per hundred weight. "That was really encouraging to see bo... read more..

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Manitoban Receives 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award

A farm business coach from Boissevain has been honoured with the first ever 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award. Elaine Froese began her 4-H journey at the age of nine, when she was a member of the... read more..

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