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FCC Report Shows Farmland Values Continue To Rise

Manitoba’s average farmland values continued to climb at roughly the same rate as the Canadian average in 2017. This according to Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) 2017 Farmland Values Report. FCC's Chief…

Ag Women Manitoba Looking For New Members

Ag Women Manitoba is a brand new organization looking for members. The group, which has about 30 members, was started up late last year and held its first AGM earlier this month. Vice-Chair Tiffany…

Handling Stress This Spring

An Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist says, just like farmers maintain their equipment, they also need to prep themselves for the the busy season ahead. Glen Blahey with the Canadian…

CP Rail Strike Averted, Deal Reached

Canadian Pacific Railway has reached an agreement with both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), to avoid a…

Canadian Grain Commission To Reassign Five More Wheat Varieties In 2021

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced that 5 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring wheat will be reassigned to the Canada Northern Hard Red wheat class. Scientific trials showed that…

Province Invests In Online Climate Change Research Tool

The Manitoba government has provided $200,000 to the Prairie Climate Centre to support the continued development of the Climate Atlas of Canada, A new section devoted to agriculture was unveiled to…

Seeding Still A Ways Off For Some Producers

While it may be hard to believe, as of Thursday farmers in some parts of the province were still looking at snow covered fields. Keystone Agricultural Producers President Dan Mazier, who farms near…

Arnaud Employee Named 2017 Agronomist Of The Year

An agronomist based in Arnaud, Manitoba was named the 2017 Agronomist of the Year by the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR). Barry Mankewich, who's worked at GJ Chemical Company Ltd. since…

Wheat Growers Wants Government Intervention If CP Rail Employees Strike

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) is calling on the federal government to prepare for a strike by CP Rail. Over three thousand CP Rail employees are set to strike this coming…

AAFC Researching Benefits Of Mechanical Weed Control

Mechanical weed control is gaining in popularity amongst Prairie farmers. The idea is to use a physical implement rather than herbicide to control weeds. Breanne Tidemann is a research scientist with…

Report Being Developed On Lessons Learned From 2017 PED Outbreak

Manitoba Pork, in collaboration with the Canadian Animal Health Coalition and the Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba, has developed a report looking at lessons learned from the 2017 PED virus…

Denver-Based Inocucor Acquires ATP Nutrition

ATP Nutrition, based in Oak Bluff, Manitoba, has been acquired by Denver-based Inocucor Corporation. Inocucor is a developer and producer of biological crop inputs, while ATP is a producer of…

Abundance In Red Meat Supplies Putting Pressure On Cattle Markets

The cattle markets have been under pressure recently. That according to Brian Perillat, manager and senior analyst with CanFax. He notes the struggles in the hog markets, are also impacting the beef…

It's National Soil Conservation Week

National Soil Conservation Week happens during the third week of April each year. This year the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) is highlighting the importance of soil health and soil…

Pitura Seeds Breaks Ground On New Processing Plant Near Domain

Pitura Seeds, located near Domain, MB, recently broke ground on the largest family-owned pedigreed seed processing operation in western Canada. The company's new state-of-the-art cleaning facility…

Farmers Celebrate National Grain Week In Ottawa

Grain farmers from across Canada are in Ottawa this week for the inaugural National Grain Week, hosted by Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). Farmers will be advocating for policies that increase their…

Possible Strike at CP Rail

The possibility of a strike at CP Rail could be bad news for farmers who have already dealt with rail delays this year. Train conductors, engineers, and signal maintainers have been operating without…

CFA President Weighs In On Trade Issues

There's been a number of recent developments on the agricultural trade front, with talk lately that U.S. President Trump is exploring the notion of rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership, with hopes…

Winter Hay Supplies Running Low In Some Areas

Hay supplies are becoming low in some areas of Manitoba, especially in the southwest. That according to Darren Chapman, chair of the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association. He explained what led…

Elmer's Manufacturing Acquires Dynamic Ditchers

Elmer’s Manufacturing of Altona has announced it has come to an agreement to acquire 100% stake of Dynamic Ditchers Inc, the manufacturer of the Wolverine Extreme Rotary Ditcher. Dynamic Ditchers,…

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