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The Co-operators Supports MFGA's Aquanty Project

The Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA) has received financial support from The Co-operators towards its Aquanty project. The $10,000 donation is part of the insurer's ongoing efforts to…

FCC Supports Mental Health Awareness

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has entered into a partnership with the Do More Agriculture (DMA) Foundation to create a network of mental health first aiders. Under the one-year pilot project, FCC is…

Hail Claims Adding Up From Last Week's Storm

Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) says, as of the end of the day Friday, they had received about 190 hail claims resulting from last week's storm. About 90 of those are stage one,…

Manitoba Beef Producers Weighs In On Modernization Of ACL Program

The Manitoba government has released a new report based on public consultations for the modernization of the Agricultural Crown Lands (ACL) program. Earlier this year, the province launched a…

KAP Executive Meets With Ag Minister

Executive members with Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) recently met with Manitoba's agriculture minister and senior staff to discuss a variety of topics. One of those topics was the ongoing…

U.S. Ag Secretary Visits PEI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Prince Edward Island Friday for a meeting with Canada's Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. As expected, supply management was a hot topic during…

Farmers Assesing Hail Damage

Many fields were ravaged by hail, rain and strong winds during Thursday night's storm. Anne Kirk of Manitoba Agriculture says some of the areas affected include Darlingford, Ninette, Winkler, Manitou…

Cereals Canada Reassures Customers Following Discovery Of Unapproved GM Wheat

Cereals Canada is assuring customers of Canadian wheat that there is no commercial production of genetically modified wheat in Canada. On Thursday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) revealed…

Winnipeg Hosts National Ag In The Classroom AGM

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Canada hosted its national AGM and sharing session this week in Winnipeg. The event was held at the Radisson Hotel and at Richardson's Kelburn Farm south of…

GM Wheat Discovered In Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says it has discovered a few genetically modified (GM) and herbicide tolerant wheat plants in Alberta. The isolated discovery was made during the summer of…

Government Updates Food Safety Regulations

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor have announced that final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations were published in Canada Gazette, Part II…

CPTPP Bill Introduced Into House Of Commons

The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) is welcoming the introduction of Bill C-79, the bill to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The…

Red River Basin Commission Develops Tile Drainage By-Law Template

The Red River Basin Commission (RRBC), along with a number of partners, has developed a tile drainage by-law template to assist municipalities with the approval process. “It is to assist them in…

US/Canada Trade Dispute Highlights Importance Of Ratifying CPTPP

Federal Conservative Associate Agriculture and Agri-Food Critic John Barlow says we can't have a trade war with our number one partner. U.S. President Donald Trump recently threatened to match the…

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