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Squash are nutrition all-stars

Prairie Fare: They’re decorative, but they’re also delicious and healthy

We live an exciting life,” my husband commented as he flipped a butternut squash on its side. We were at a grocery store on a Saturday evening. An attractive display of colourful squash and pumpkins caught my eye, and I pulled my phone out of my purse to take a photo. I stepped back to […] Read more

Saving cowboy heritage

Teams compete for champion status

A traditional grassroots version of rodeo developed over the years from competitions held between ranch hands during large working ranch gatherings kicked up a lot of dust in Hamiota last month. The Manitoba Ranch Rodeo Association (MRRA) and its members from across Manitoba and Saskatchewan uplifted the spirits of the history of the sport. Although […] Read more

New online bird atlas posts first results

Eighty species accounts now published on the website of the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Manitoba and more to come. Creating the atlas was one of the largest citizen science initiatives ever undertaken in the province

Manitoba birders have a new online tool that just may best their binoculars when it comes to spotting their elusive objectives. The online Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Manitoba has just got a new and highly anticipated data release that includes the first 80 species accounts, plus new content maps showing where these birds […] Read more

“Terminator” technology terminated

Our History: October 7, 1999

In the 1990s, Delta and Pine Land, a company working with and later acquired by Monsanto, devised the ultimate protection for preventing farmers from replanting seed from protected varieties. It developed what became known as “Terminator” technology which would render the seed sterile after its first year. The technology was highly controversial, and we reported […] Read more

‘Farm fresh’ is Oakburn couple’s slogan

Steve’s Farm Fresh Pork offers a variety of products to area consumers

Encouraging strong roots for a better food and agriculture system for all, a young Oakburn couple operating a third-generation family farm, has diversified their operation by offering 100 per cent fresh pork from the farm gate. Steve’s Farm Fresh Pork, owned and operated by Stephen and Vicki Yanyk, offers a variety of products to Oakburn-area […] Read more

Cutting the cost of ethanol

Researchers devise a way to reduce the amount of enzymes needed to convert biomass into biofuels

Biofuels like ethanol could get cheaper if new research from Rutgers and Michigan State universities holds up. Scientists there have demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to cornstalks and other cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in biofuels production, according to a study published in the journal ACS Sustainable […] Read more

Does your stomach ever interrupt your work?

Prairie Fare: Eating breakfast has many benefits for people of all ages

Oh, no, I thought to myself. My stomach was going to growl loudly enough to interrupt a meeting. This is more than a little embarrassing, especially among casual acquaintances. I usually grab a small snack before I go to a 10 a.m. meeting, but I answered a phone call. I grabbed a water bottle and […] Read more

Trudeau asks, “Why should I sell your wheat?”

Our History: October 2000

The editorial in our October 5, 2000 issue noted the passing of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who had often been criticized for his quote from a 1968 meeting in Winnipeg when he said, “Why should I sell your wheat?” We carried the full text which followed that statement just after he was elected, which […] Read more

The Manitoba and North Western Railway

The now-forgotten railway was one of the region’s ‘colonization railways’

In the photo collection of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, there is photo of several railway flatcars marked Manitoba and North Western. These cars belonged to a railway operating in Manitoba between 1881 and 1900. The Government of Canada in the early 1880s embarked upon a policy of granting land subsidies to small railway companies in […] Read more

Keeping kochia in check

New research indicates the importance of early-season control of herbicide-resistant kochia

Herbicide-resistant kochia is a big problem in the U.S. Great Plains states, and has appeared in limited numbers in Manitoba over the past few years. Now researchers, writing in the latest edition of the journal Weed Science, are beginning to reveal more about how the weed works. Kochia typically begins to emerge in the U.S. […] Read more

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