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Ag Days Exhibitors Teach Students

About 450 grade 7 & 8 students from across the province are in Brandon this week taking part in the Manitoba Ag Days Adventure put on by Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba (AITC-MB). The theme…

Federal Government Invests Additional Funding In Crop Research

The federal government has announced an additional investment of $4.1 million over five years to the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA), funded under the AgriScience Program (Projects).…

Province Announces Consultations For Sustainable Protein Strategy

The Manitoba government announced Tuesday that it will be developing a first-of-its-kind sustainable protein strategy. Speaking at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler said…

Canadians Eating Moderate Amounts Of Beef

Health Canada released the new Canadian Food Guide this week. It has a new look and moves away from recommended serving portions to eating a variety of healthy foods each day. The new food guide…

Premier Visits Ag Days

Premier Brian Pallister made a stop at Manitoba Ag Days on Tuesday, taking some time to visit with exhibitors and attendees before he addressed the crowd at 2pm. Other dignitaries to speak during the…

2019 Record Year For AgriInsurance In Manitoba

Manitoba farmers will see enhancements to coverage through AgriInsurance in the upcoming year. “Our government understands the importance of stability and proactively managing risks that threaten the…

New Canada Food Guide Includes Emphasis On Plant Proteins

Health Canada released their revised Canada Food Guide on Tuesday, January 22. The new guide includes three groups; fruits and vegetables, whole grain foods and protein foods. The new federal…

42nd Manitoba Ag Days Underway

Brandon's Keystone Centre opened its doors this morning at 9am for the 42nd annual Manitoba Ag Days. Before the doors officially opened, many people showed up to the Canad Inns Roadhouse early for…

What Does The Future Hold For Beef Genetics?

There have been a lot changes in beef genetics over the years. Linda Fox with Manitoba Agriculture, spoke about the topic last week at Beef and Forage Day in Vita. "I think the biggest change are the…

Manitoba Government Streamlining Grain Dryer Installations

The Manitoba government is streamlining the process for the inspection and approval of grain dryers. “We recognize the importance of responding in a timely fashion, and the OFC has taken strides to…

New Canada Food Guide To Be Released Tuesday

Canada's new Food Guide, which has sparked debate among stakeholders, will be released on Tuesday, January 22. Former Ag Critic, John Barlow, says there wasn't a proper consultation held on the guide…

Inventors Take Centre Stage At Ag Days

The Inventor's Showcase is back again this year at Manitoba Ag Days. General Manager Kristen Phillips says they'll have 14 products on display this week. "I think the judges are going to have the…

Canadian Cattle Numbers Remain Flat

The cattle herd has been expanding in the U.S. for several years. However, that hasn't been the case here in Canada. Sandy Russell is with Spring Creek Consulting spoke about the issue during Beef…

Enlist E3 Soybeans Coming To Canada

Corteva Agriscience, a division of DowDuPont, has announced plans for the commercial launch of Enlist E3 soybeans in Canada, Brazil and the United States beginning in 2019. Enlist E3 soybeans…

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