The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) has four positions up for election this year.

President Chuck Fossay is up for re-election, as is Director Curtis McRae. Ed Rempel and Brian Chorney will be retiring as they've reached their three-term limits.

Executive Director Delaney Ross Burtnack says joining the board has many benefits.

"It's a tremendous opportunity to really get some insight into the canola industry and have some influence as well," she explained. "The board is deeply involved in decisions that are ongoing to the sector, so its an opportunity for anyone who's interested in being involved in policy and some of the changes that are going on in the industry to have that first hand influence."

Nominations will be accepted starting October 13, 2017 and will close on October 31. Each position is for a four-year term.

For more details visit the MCGA website.

More Ag News

Barlow Says Urban-Rural Split Growing Over Carbon Tax

It's fair to say federal Agriculture Critic John Barlow and the rest of the Conservative Party are not big fans of any form of Federal carbon tax. Barlow says if the Feds implement their tax, it's…

Discovering New Opportunities For Conventional Soybeans In Manitoba

Sevita International hopes to increase production of non-GMO, or conventional, soybeans in Manitoba. John Van Herk said the company, in conjunction with Delmar Commodities, is in the early stages of…

Creating Consumer Confidence in Beef

This Spring marked the official creation and funding of an issues management program under the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. In April 2018, the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off was increased from…

Not Happy With Your Dockage? The Canadian Grain Commission Can Help

Farmers are being reminded that there is a challenge process available when it comes to reviewing grading and dockage during grain delivery. Doug Chorney is the Assistant Chief Commissioner with the…

Twitter Diplomacy Not Good For Farmers

Federal Conservative Ag Critic John Barlow says it's farmers and ranchers that are paying the price for the Trudeau Liberals Twitter diplomacy with Saudi Arabia. Last week government officials took…

Seven Resolutions Passed At KAP Summer Meeting

Keystone Agricultural ProducersAugust 2018 Advisory Council Meeting Resolutions - Thursday, August 9 (Brandon, MB) TrespassingWhereas, trespassers can create new risks to landowners and livestock…

USDA Releases Aug WASDE Report

The USDA released its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday. The report forecast record corn (178.4 bushels per acre) and soybean (51.6) yields for the U.S.…

Saskatchewan Ag Minister Lyle Stewart Stepping Down

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has announced plans to step away from the agriculture portfolio as he battles colorectal cancer. This is the second time in four years that he has been…

Nutrien Ag Solutions Hosts Soybean Plot Tour

Nutrien Ag Solutions (formerly Crop Production Services) hosted its second annual soybean plot tour this week along Highway 23 near the community of Kane, MB. Crop Production Advisor Curtis Martens…

Hay Shortage Means Producers Need To Plan Ahead

The Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA) is reminding all producers to plan ahead for the fall and winter feeding periods. Many hay producers are reporting decreased yields and slow…

Manitoba Clubroot Cases Continue To Increase

Below is a summary from the Manitoba Insect & Disease Update dated August 8, 2018 Disease: Symptoms of clubroot in canola have been confirmed in a number of additional fields, bringing the total…

Soybean Market Starting To Claw Its Way Back

After a rough few months, there finally seems to be some optimism when looking at the soybean markets. Jon Driedger is a market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions. "I think in many ways you…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login