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Government of Canada Extends Food Policy Consultations

The Government of Canada has extended its consultation period for its upcoming National Food Policy. The comment period has now been extended to August 31, 2017. Over 22,000 Canadians have already…

Manitoba Crop Report - July 24

In its Weekly Crop Report, Manitoba Agriculture says crops are advancing quickly thanks to hot and humid weather conditions across much of the province. Winter cereals and some early seeded spring…

Italy To Implement Country Of Origin Labelling On Pasta

Italy has announced that country of origin labelling will soon be required on pasta packages sold in that country. That's bad news for Canadian wheat farmers. Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl says…

KAP President Pleased To See Canadian Ag Partnership Come To Fruition

Ag leaders across Canada are looking forward to the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which was announced on Friday. The five-year, $3 billion investment will come into effect April 1, 2018,…

Flax Coucil President Announces Retirement

The president of the Flax Council of Canada has decided to retire. Donald Kerr will be retiring from day to day activities at the Flax Council, however he will do some contract work for the Council…

NAFTA Discussed At CFA Roundtable Last Week

The re-negotiation of NAFTA was a topic of discussion last week during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture's Annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable in St. John's, Newfoundland. CFA President…

Flax Starting To Flower

A number of blue fields are starting to show up in Manitoba. Flax Council of Canada Extension Agronomist Rachel Evans says the crop is quite variable, with some fields just starting to flower, while…

Ag Ministers Reach Agreement On Next Ag Policy Framework

Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial ag ministers have reached an agreement on the key elements of a new agricultural policy framework. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3…

Aphids Showing Up In Cereals and Peas

Manitoba Agriculture says aphids have been a concern in some cereal and pea fields. The latest Insect and Disease Update notes aphids have also been reported in corn, and an isolated incidence of…

Manitoba Canola Growers Awards Scholarships

Five high school students from across Manitoba will be receiving $1,000 scholarships courtesy of the Manitoba Canola Growers. The winners include Naomi Best of Harding, Kate Letexier of Fisher…

Iron Deficiency Chlorosis Clearing Up In Soybeans

A condition in soybeans known as Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) appeared to be a lot worse this year compared to previous years. The province's pulse specialist Dennis Lange says due to last year's…

Rise In Canadian Dollar Having Adverse Affect On Cattle Markets

The manager and senior analyst with Canfax says cattle producers are seeing seasonal softer fed cattle markets along with a rapid drop in prices. Brian Perillat notes the middle of summer is always a…

Dairy Farmers of Canada Elects New President

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has elected a new president. Pierre Lampron of Quebec was elected at the group's AGM this week in Edmonton. Lampron will replace outgoing president Wally Smith, who had…

MPSG Showcases Soybean Research At Portage Event

About 100 farmers and agronomists turned out in Portage la Prairie Wednesday for the third annual SMART (Soybean Management and Research Transfer) Day hosted by Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers…

Farm Products Marketing Council Rules In Favour Of Manitoba Chicken Producers

The Manitoba Farm Products Marketing Council has decided to uphold the introduction of the annual speciality quota program introduced by Manitoba Chicken Producers earlier this year. An appeal had…

First Case of PED Confirmed West of Red River

The first case of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been discovered west of the Red River. A case of the disease has been confirmed at a finisher operation in the Altona area. Manitoba…

Third Annual Ag In Motion Underway

Ag In Motion, Western Canada’s Outdoor Farm Expo opened Tuesday to the public at their site near Langham, Saskatchewan. Show Manager Rob O’Conner says the show continues to grow and expand, adding…

Weekly Crop Report - July 17

In its weekly crop report, Manitoba Agriculture says above normal temperatures over the past seven days have helped crops advance. Much of the province received rainfall over the past week, however…

Dairy Farmers of Canada Not Concerned With U.S. Starting Position For NAFTA Talks

In a statement released Monday, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) says it is currently reviewing the U.S. starting positions for the re-negotiation of NAFTA. The U.S. is seeking to eliminate non-tariff…

Sunflowers Starting To Flower

Manitoba's sunflower crop has been soaking up the recent heat and moisture. Daryl Rex, agronomist with the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), explains where the crop is at. "There…

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