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PEDv Outbreak Continues In Southeast Manitoba, Fifth Case Confirmed This Month

On May 18, Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed yet another case of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in southeast Manitoba. The latest case, which is the fifth this month, was at a…

Canola Growers Feels New Transportation Bill Addresses Many Outstanding Issues

It appears the the Transportation Modernization Act (Bill C-49), which was tabled in the House of Commons this week, addresses many of the ag industry's concerns when it comes to rail transportation.…

Corn, Wheat Planting Coming To An End In Most Areas

The percentage of corn planting completed across the province ranges variably, depending on where you farm. That from Pam de Rocquigny, general manager for the Manitoba Corn Growers Association and…

MPSG Recommends Building Up Soil Phosphorus Levels

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) is reminding producers that soybeans are heavy phosphorus users. Production Specialist Cassandra Tkachuk says large percentages of soil tests from Manitoba…

Federal Government Gives Provinces Carbon Pricing Ultimatum

The federal government has released a carbon pricing backstop, which will be forced upon provinces that don't come up with their own carbon pricing plan by 2018. The backstop would also be used to…

Farmers Wrapping Up Seeding in Central Manitoba

Seeding is progressing rapidly in central Manitoba. Manitoba Agriculture is pegging seeding progress anywhere between 40 and 95 per cent complete in the region, with the most progress being made in…

Wheat Growers Welcomes New Transportation Legislation

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, (WCWGA) is welcoming new transportation legislation introduced by the federal government earlier this week. Executive Director Robin Speer says western…

Canola Seeding Tips

The Canola Council of Canada says canola seeding has progressed really well across the province, although there are still lots of acres that need to be planted. Agronomist Angela Brackenreed has a…

*UPDATED* Province Confirms 14th On-Farm PEDv Case

On May 16, Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed positive test results for PEDv from another finisher operation in southeast Manitoba. This farm is within 5 kilometres of the three infected…

Federal Government Introduces Transportation Modernization Act

On Tuesday, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau introduced the long-awaited Transportation Modernization Act. The bill includes measures to advance a long-term agenda for a more transparent, fair…

CropLife Canada Names New President and CEO

CropLife Canada has named a new president and CEO. Pierre Petelle will take over the role, replacing Ted Menzies, who stepped down earlier this year. “The board of directors is unanimous in its…

Soybean Seeding Fully Underway, Nearing Completion In Some Areas

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) is expecting to see about two million acres of soybeans go into the ground this year. That would be another record for Manitoba. Production Specialist…

Warm Weather Key Following Herbicide Application

With spring seeding well underway, many farmers are turning their attention to spraying for weeds. Provincial Weed Specialist Jeanette Gaultier has a few tips for producers before they head out onto…

KAP Welcomes Premier's Comments Surrounding Carbon Tax

Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is welcoming comments made by the premier last week on how the Manitoba government feels about applying a carbon tax to farmers. In speaking with Golden West…

Sunflower Planting Underway

You can now add sunflowers to list of crops being seeded in southern Manitoba. Daryl Rex, agronomist with the National Sunflower Association of Canada, says planting is just getting underway. Rex…

India and Canada Getting Closer To Long-Term Pulse Agreement

There has been a positive step forward when it comes to shipping Canadian pulses into India. Canada is trying to work out a long term solution with India for shipping pulses into that country. Up…

AgGrowth Coalition Wants Business Risk Management Review In Next Policy Framework

Canada's AgGrowth Coalition is disappointed that federal and provincial governments have not yet made a clear commitment to undertake a comprehensive review of Business Risk Management (BRM) for…

CFA Says Census Shows That Ag Is Poised For Success

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture says the recent results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture show that "agriculture is a dynamic, innovate sector that is growing steadily". The CFA is pleased…

Manitoba Against Direct Carbon Tax For Farmers: Pallister

The federal government is preparing to release a template of what a Trudeau carbon tax plan would look like, if the provinces don't come up with their own strategy. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister…

Canadian Durum Growers Concerned Over Italian Country Of Origin Labeling Proposal

Canada could soon find itself engaged in another battle over Country of Origin Labeling. The Italian government has submitted a proposal to the EU Commission that would require labeling on all pasta…

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