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Killarney Farmer Wins Leadership Award

Killarney-area farmer Dave Koslowsky is the winner of this year's Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) Leadership Award. Koslowsky and his wife Rhonda operate a 1,700 acre mixed farm that…

Potato Growers Dealing With Freeze Damage, Unharvested Acres

It was a challenging year for Manitoba potato growers. Vikram Bisht with Manitoba Agriculture says there were over 5,000 acres unharvested (about 8% of total crop), with another 2,000 acres or more…

CFA President To Step Down Next Year

After holding the position for nearly nine years, Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett has decided not to run again when his term expires next February. He says he's pleased…

Government Of Canada Investing In Research To Develop Sustainable Ag Practices

The federal government has announced that it will make a $3.4 million investment through the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), to conduct research into greenhouse gas mitigation practices…

Governments Support Manitoba Diversification Centres

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will be providing $3 million in funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) over five years to support four diversification centres. The…

MacAulay Wraps Up Visit To China

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has wrapped up his 10-day visit to China, which saw the two countries sign 18 agriculture and agri-food agreements worth over $353 million. MacAulay led…

Seven Resolutions Passed At KAP's Fall Advisory Council Meeting

Below is a list of resolutions passed at Keystone Agricultural Producers' fall advisory council meeting held November 12 in Portage la Prairie. Plant Breeders’ Rights KAP will lobby AAFC that if any…

New PigCare, PigSafe Programs To Be Implemented In 2019

The pork industry will be ushering in the new PigCare and PigSafe programs in the new year. Mark Fynn with Manitoba Pork spoke about the issue last week at the group's fall meetings. "With the launch…

Railway Association of Canada Performs Trade Flow Study

Canada-U.S. trade flows was the focus of a recent study performed by the Railway Association of Canada. Director of Policy, Economic and Environmental Affairs Michael Gullo presented the findings at…

CFA Receives Funding To Create Public Trust Strategy

On Wednesday, the federal government announced an investment of $251,250 to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), to support the creation of a Public Trust Strategy. The project is intended…

Driver Shortage, Poor Roads Creates Headaches For Manitoba Trucking Industry

There are many challenges facing Manitoba's cross-border trucking industry. Evan Erlandson, owner of E2 Trucking near Altona, spoke about the topic earlier this month at the Fields on Wheels…

Manitoba Beef Producers Fall District Meetings Coming To A Close

Manitoba Beef Producers is wrapping up its fall district meetings this week. General Manager Brian Lemon commented on some of the key topics that were discussed. "We're having a real wholesome…

KAP Hosts Fall Advisory Council Meeting

Keystone Agricultural Producers hosted its fall advisory council meeting earlier this week in Portage. It was noted that about 5,200 acres of potatoes are still in the ground, along with some…

Protein Industries Canada Moving Forward With Supercluster

On Tuesday, the Government of Canada announced the signing of an agreement to invest up to nearly $153 million, matched dollar for dollar by the private sector, in the Prairie-based Protein…

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