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Sask Wheat Joins Cereals Canada

It was announced Friday that the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is the newest member of Cereals Canada. "Canadian agriculture is facing a rise in protectionism around the…

Risk May Be Greater Than Reward For Soybean Growers Looking To Take Advantage Of U.S./China Trade Dispute

There's a perception out there that Canada's soybean industry can only benefit from the trade war brewing between China and the United States. China has threatened to impose a 25 per cent duty on…

CAFTA Highlights Summer Priorities

The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) is calling all Parliamentarians to support better access to world markets as continued trade uncertainty threatens Canadian jobs and long-term…

GM Wheat Discovery Prompts Japanese Officials To Visit Canada

Officials with Japan's Ministry of Agriculture were in Canada this week to assess the situation concerning the genetically modified (GM) wheat found in Alberta. Japan has temporarily suspended…

Insect Concerns Coming To An End

Manitoba Agriculture has released its weekly insect and disease update. Early season insect concerns, such as flea beetles on canola and cutworms are coming to an end. Most of the mid-season insects…

Manitobans In The Running For CYL Mentorships

Four Manitobans are among the 25 semi-finalists vying for 16 mentorships with the Cattlemen's Young Leaders (CYL) Program. The semi-finalists from Manitoba include Erin Jackson, Tyler Fewings, Raina…

Cattle Markets Remain Seasonal

There's lots of noise in the markets right now. Canfax analyst Brian Perillat says recent factors include the trade dispute between China and the U.S. and current talks surrounding NAFTA. He notes…

MPSG Says Crops Are Looking Good

Crops have really taken off over the past few days thanks to some recent heat and moisture. Laryssa Stevenson is a production specialist with Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG). "Soybeans are…

Soybean Markets Continue To Face Pressure

The soybean markets have been taking a big hit as a result of war of words taking place between China and the United States. In response to trade threats being made by U.S President Donald Trump,…

Manitoba Beef Producers Welcomes Lake Manitoba Flood Protection Measures

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is welcoming the Government of Canada's and the Province of Manitoba's announcement of a combined $540 million in funding for needed flood protection measures for Lake…

Weekly Crop Report - June 18

Manitoba Agriculture released its weekly crop report on Monday. Parts of the southwest and central regions saw storms over the past week with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and hail. Assessments of…

Red River Ex Hosts Celebration Of Agriculture

A Celebration of Agriculture was held Monday night in Winnipeg as part of the Red River Exhibition. During the event, Brian Greaves and Karen Hill of Miniota, MB received the 2018 Farm Family of the…

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