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Grain Transportation Key Issue In 2018

Grain transportation was a key issue over the past year. The Transportation Modernization Act received Royal Assent back in May. "I think C-49 was a big deal, although it wasn't my bill," said ... read more..

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Government Of Canada Launches Funding Competition For Ag Technology

The Government of Canada has launched a new funding competition, through the Strategic Innovation Fund, for national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology applications in the agricult... read more..

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Tight Supply Of Milling Oats Creating Market Upswing

There could be a lot more oats grown in western Canada next year. That according to John Duvenaud, publisher of the Wild Oats Grain Market Advisory. "The bulk of the oats are grown in Saskatchewan, ... read more..

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Five Commodity Groups Release Updated Amalgamation Proposal

Farmer directors from five Manitoba grower organizations have updated a proposal to amalgamate into a new not-for-profit organization focused on research, communication and market development. The fiv... read more..

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McDonald's To Reduce Antibiotic Use

McDonald’s has announced a policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics important to human health, which applies across 85% of the company's global beef supply chain. According to the World ... read more..

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Conservation Awards Handed Out

The Manitoba Conservation Districts Association (MCDA) handed out its annual awards at a banquet held earlier this week in Brandon. Kathi Furniss of the Pembina Valley Conservation District picked up... read more..

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Manitoba Beef Producers Working With Vets To Help Producers Export To EU

  Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) and the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) are working to ensure that local producers who wish to see their beef potentially enter the European Union read more..

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Producers Flock To Winnipeg For Prairie Livestock Expo

It was a full house Wednesday at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Winnipeg for the Prairie Livestock Expo, formerly known as Hog and Poultry Days. The multi-species event is a chance... read more..

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Canadian Meat Council Disputes Food Price Report Findings

  The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) says the 2019 Canada Food Price Report, released last week, makes assumptions that the cost of meat is set to fall because Canadians are adopting plant-based di read more..

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Government Invests In Swine Health Surveillance

  The Government of Canada has announced it will invest up to $1.5 million in the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) to adopt a virus detection system to support animal health. Funded under the Canadi read more..

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CFA Welcomes Senate Committee's Report On Climate Change

In a report released Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry says the federal government must protect Canada’s agriculture and forestry sectors from rising costs associated wit... read more..

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USDA Releases 'Vanilla' Dec WASDE Report

'Vanilla' is the term being used to describe the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. That from Dan Basse, presiden read more..

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Province's Conservation Trust Now Accepting Proposals

The Manitoba government is looking for projects that conserve and enhance natural infrastructure and support the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. “When we launched the Conservation Trus... read more..

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Fall Cattle Run Winding Down

  The fall cattle run is slowly coming to a close. Brian Perillat is a senior analyst with Canfax. "Certainly volumes have eased up quite a bit, maybe half of where they were in the peak run. read more..

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Autonomous Power Platform DOT Hits The Market Next Year

Farmers will be able to buy a driverless machine next year to use in their fields. The autonomous u-shaped power platform, dot, carries sprayer, grain cart, and seeder implements, and has been desi read more..

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FCC Continues Support Of 4-H Canada

  Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is continuing its support of 4-H Canada, by providing $114,250 to 233 clubs across the country as part of the FCC 4-H Club Fund. The fund is part of FCC’s $250, read more..

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Manitoba Ag Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations

  Nominations are now open for the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame's Class of 2019. The deadline to submit an entry is January 15th. “We are proud to continue to uphold the tradition read more..

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Autonomous Technology Coming To Fields In The Next Five Years

The rapid change in crop protection technology was one the topics presented at the Farm Forum Event in Calgary. On Wednesday, December 5, Warren Bills with xarvio Digital Farming Solutions shared his... read more..

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Queen's University Doctor Questions Motives Behind New Canada Food Guide

There's a lot of attention being paid to the new, revised Canada Food Guide, which has yet to be released. Dr. Andrew Samis is a general surgeon and ICU doctor at Queen's University in Ontario. He read more..

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CP Rail Unveils New High-Efficiency Trains

Earlier this week, CP Rail unveiled its next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, Sask. The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and hi... read more..

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Province To Hold Consultations On Mandatory Entry-Level Training For Truck Drivers

The Manitoba government says it will move forward with a broad consultation with industry and other affected stakeholders on mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for truck drivers in the province. &... read more..

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Dairy Industry Celebrated In Winnipeg

Dairy farmers gathered in Winnipeg this week for the Manitoba Dairy Conference. The three-day event, which features meetings, speakers, and a trade show, wraps up on Friday. David Wiens is chair of ... read more..

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Government Announces Second Phase Of Dairy Farm Investment Program

  The Government of Canada is helping dairy farmers to find new ways to improve productivity and efficiency in their operations. On Thursday, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence M read more..

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Statistics Canada Releases Production Report

  Canadian farmers reported increased production of wheat and barley in 2018, while canola, corn for grain, soybeans and oat production was down from the previous year. Despite dry conditions read more..

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U.S. Wheat Farmer Shares His Struggles With Selling Grain To Canada

A wheat grower from Montana shared his struggles with the invisible 49th parallel at Agri-Trade in Red Deer, Alberta last month. Previously, American farmers growing registered Canadian wheat varieti... read more..

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Maritimer Serving As New Canadian Angus Association President

In 112 years of Canadian Angus Association history, only four presidents have hailed from the Maritimes. President Trevor Welch is from Western New Brunswick, and was at the Farm Fair International i... read more..

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Canola Council of Canada Outlines New Direction

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has outlined new directions the organization will take in 2019 and beyond to respond to the changing priorities and needs of the Canadian canola value chain. The rev... read more..

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AGT Announces Details On Privatization

Details have been released regarding the agreement to privatize Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. The buyer group will offer $18 per common share, which is a premium of 36.7 per cent t... read more..

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Manitoba Beef Producers Pass 16 Resolutions At Fall District Meetings

Sixteen resolutions were passed at Manitoba Beef Producers fall district meetings and will now be debated at the group's AGM to be held February 7th in Brandon. The 14 district meetings were held in O... read more..

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Farmland Taxes Discussed At KAP's Fall District Meetings

Farmland property taxes and the upcoming education review were hot topics of discussion as Keystone Agricultural Producers wrapped up its fall district meetings Monday night in Deloraine. "We have se... read more..

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