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Consultations begin online for replacing Alberta’s Bill 6

A new online survey and direct consultations this summer are expected to inform the new Alberta government’s plans to swap out its predecessor’s legislation on farm and ranch worker protection. Alberta’s governing United Conservatives — who made repeal and replacement of Bill 6 a core plank of their platform before unseating the NDP government back […] Read more

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Pulse weekly outlook: Weather threatens India’s crops

MarketsFarm — India is experiencing abnormal rain and weather patterns that have resulted in almost half of the country receiving drastically less rain than usual. In total, the entire country is experiencing about 12 per cent less precipitation than is normally expected. Particularly, provinces in India’s key pulse-growing region are experiencing significant droughts during a […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Corn tops three-week high on heat wave

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures exceeded a three-week high on Friday and soybeans advanced as forecasts for a heat wave fuelled concerns about potential damage to crops growing in farmers’ fields. Traders focused on worries about hot, dry conditions after heavy rains and flooding caused unprecedented delays in corn planting this spring. The […] Read more

Manitoba Beef Producers names new general manager

Carson Callum hails from the Miami area

The Manitoba Beef Producers has a new general manager. Carson Callum was recently appointed by the MBP board of directors. Callum grew up on a mixed grain and beef operation south of the community of Miami and he holds an agriculture degree and a master’s degree from the University of Manitoba, where he majored in […] Read more

KAP wants education taxes to be an election issue

Data shows the education tax burden is shifting to farmers as land values rise and the province’s contribution as a percentage declines

Manitoba’s education tax burden is quickly shifting to farmers. To blame is the declining portion of education paid directly by the province and the rising value of farmland. It’s causing the Keystone Agricultural Producers’ (KAP) to push the issue to the front of the debate during the provincial election campaign. With a vote slated for […] Read more

Expectations were that PC government would fix education taxation

The current government has many rural MLAs and cabinet ministers

There was an expectation when the current Progressive Conservative (PC) government was elected three years ago changes in how education funds are raised would follow. The PCs took most of the rural seats and rural MLA’s made up two-thirds of cabinet. The government lived up to its promise to review Manitoba’s education system, which is […] Read more

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Agriculture foreign workers get new path to residency

Updated, July 15 — The federal government has announced a pilot program that will make it easier for farms and food companies to maintain workers they recruit from around the world. Ahmed Hussen, minister for immigration, refugees and citizenship, announced the program Friday at Maple Leaf Foods in Mississauga. Why it matters: There’s a labour […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: Lean hogs end lower

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures fell about three per cent on Thursday on sluggish cash markets, traders said, retreating after a two-session surge that lifted the August contract to a near-three-week high a day earlier. CME August lean hogs settled down 2.55 cents at 79.175 cents/lb., one day after […] Read more

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