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Manitoba crops seeing weather stress, alfalfa weevils causing forage yield losses

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 22

Southwest Region Temperatures became more seasonal last week, ranging from 20 to 30 C during the day, with overnight temperatures in most areas of 6 to 11 C. Crop growth has improved with previous weeks’ moisture, but the heat wave in past week stressed many crops. Neepawa area received 6 to 8 mm rain; all

“Supply management is a uniquely Canadian system that allows Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers to produce what the Canadian market demands.”

Commodity groups split on predictable lines over supply management law

Private member’s bill would exclude supply-managed commodities from trade negotiations

Commodity groups are split on predictable lines over a proposed law that would exclude supply-managed commodities from future trade negotiations. Bill C-216, was introduced as a private member’s bill by Bloc Quebecois MP Louis Plamondon as a means of protecting supply management. If passed, federal negotiators would not be able to involve tariffs or import


Rainfall offers reprieve for crops, severe flea beetle pressure continues

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 15

Southwest Region A much-needed rain fell across the Southwest this past week. Rainfall accumulation in the region was between 45 mm to 115 mm. Rain fell over several hours, allowing opportunity to soak in. Some runoff was available to replenish dugouts and sloughs. There are some reports of standing waters in low- lying areas and

Crop recovery good after late-May frost, flea beetle pressure on canola sees reseeding

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 8

Southwest Region Daytime temperatures across the Southwest region reached the mid- 30 C mark; average temperatures ranged from 18 to 21 C. The 37 C high over the weekend came with damaging winds. In general, most of the southern parts of the Southwest region received 2 to 10 mm. The majority of the northern districts

Frost falls on agro-Manitoba, reseeding efforts take shape

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for June 1

Southwest Region Cooler than normal temperatures continued from the previous week. All parts of the region had temperatures drop below freezing last week, down to -5 C for several hours in some areas. There are some reports of reseeding canola, but damage is not widespread. Increasing temperatures this week will spur new growth. Daytime temperatures


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Prairie cash wheat: Bids correct higher

U.S. wheat futures up on week

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids across Western Canada moved higher during the week ended Thursday, as U.S. futures saw a corrective bounce after falling to their softest levels in over a month. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up by $8.50-$9 per tonne, according to price quotes from a

Area rainfall provides critical moisture, potential frost conditions ahead

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 25

Southwest Region Most of the Southwest region received rainfall over the past week. Recorded amounts ranged between 25 to 35 mm for the most part, though showers were extremely spotty, with some areas winning the thunderstorm lottery, while weather stations a few miles away recorded only a few millimeters rain. Glenboro and Ninette received the

Seedbed conditions drying rapidly, hay, pasture growth delayed

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for May 18

Southwest Region A few scattered showers in Southwest region amounted to 5 to 7 mm around Waskada and south of Riding Mountain National Park. Overall, it has been another dry and windy week. Most districts in the region did not get any appreciable rain. Seedbed conditions are rapidly drying due to strong winds. Producers are



Cereals Canada, Grain Growers of Canada favour private grain inspectors over CGC

Cereals Canada, Grain Growers of Canada favour private grain inspectors over CGC

AAFC is compiling the feedback and will publish a summary on its website

Cereals Canada and the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) want inspectors from private companies to replace the mandatory inspection currently done by Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) staff on Canadian grain exported by ship. Their positions are in submissions to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada AAFC, which is reviewing the Canada Grain Act and the CGC’s role