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Harvest all your grain

Our History: August 1978

One of the earliest combine monitors in Western Canada was advertised by Smith-Roles in our August 17, 1978 issue. Above the ad was a story about the second year of tests of zero tillage at seven farms in northwestern Manitoba. A Manitoba Agriculture representative said it seemed to be working well. “Neighbours were skeptical at […] Read more


Gently used laptops find a new home

Former Richardson employee works with the company to donate surplus machines to high school graduates

Thirty high school students from Shoal Lake and Strathclair each recently received a refurbished laptop thanks to a joint initiative by Shoal Lake School alumna Jennifer Stefansson and Richardson International Limited. The new program is for high school graduates who have contributed to their community but do not have a laptop and intend to pursue […] Read more



U.S. livestock gorge on bakery rolls and pet food

Reuters – U.S. farmers are feeding their livestock everything from outdated pet food and leftover bakery rolls to crops imported from South America after unprecedented spring planting delays boosted prices for locally grown corn. Agricultural co-operatives, equipment dealers and plants that process corn into ethanol have already been strained because farmers were unable to plant […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: One-Pan Chicken Dijon

Plus, BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites

One Pan Chicken Dijon Ingredients 2 tbsp. canola or olive oil 8 medium chicken drumsticks (about 2 lbs.) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 small finely chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth 1 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. dried basil 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard (or grainy Dijon […] Read more



“Non-poisonous” sheep dip and cattle wash

Our History: August 1890

Little’s Sheep Dip And Cattle Wash advertised in the August 1890 issue of the Nor’-West Farmer and Manitoba Miller was simultaneously “non-poisonous” as well as “certain death to lice, mange and all insects,”plus acting as a “chemical food” for the wool. On the same page were several “Pointers about pigs.” Among them were: “The most […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: Perogy zucchini boats

Plus, Grilled zucchini with Italian seasoning

Grilled Zucchini with Italian Seasoning Ingredients 1-2 medium zucchini 1-2 tbsp. canola oil 1-2 tsp. Italian Seasoning (basil, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder) Instructions 1. Preheat grill to medium high. 2. Wash and slice zucchini in 1.5-cm (1/2-inch) slices. Do not peel. 3. Brush oil on both sides of each zucchini slice. 4. Sprinkle seasoning […] Read more



PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: July 2019

The Manitoba Historical Society wants to gather information about all the grain elevators in Manitoba

In the 1950s, there were over 700 grain elevators in Manitoba. Today, there are fewer than 200. You can help to preserve the legacy of these disappearing “Prairie sentinels.” The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) is gathering information about all elevators that ever stood in Manitoba, regardless of their present status. Collaborating with the Manitoba Co-operator it is supplying these […] Read more


World Clydesdale Show a first for Manitoba

Draft horse show families involved with fundraising, promotion of 2021 event

A Hamiota couple is putting heart and soul into the upcoming World Clydesdale Show, slated to touch down in Manitoba in 2021. Reg and Carol Madsen come by their interest honestly, having showed at the event in Madison, Wisconsin, and they and other show families are excited to showcase their home province with the event. […] Read more



Manitoba Flavours: Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs

Plus, Texas caviar with potatoes

Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs Ingredients 4 racks pork back ribs Rub: 2 tbsp. (30 ml) paprika 1 tbsp. (15 ml) packed brown sugar 2 tsp. (10 ml) EACH salt, chili powder, and coarse ground black pepper 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground cumin 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) cayenne pepper Kahlua Barbecue Sauce: 1-1/2 c. (375 ml) […] Read more


Ranchers inundated by floodwaters

Our History: June 2013

In a series of years starting in 1999, Manitoba’s southwest corner was again hit by excess moisture in 2013. The front page of our July 11 issue featured a photo of cattle along the swollen Maple Creek near Reston. The area had received as much as 15 inches of rain in the previous two weeks, […] Read more




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