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File photo of a pea crop south of Ethelton, Sask. on Aug. 1, 2019. (Dave Bedard photo)

Pulse weekly outlook: Peas, beans hold up in dry Manitoba

MarketsFarm — Of the pulses being planted in Manitoba this spring, field peas and dry beans appear the best able to handle the difficult drought conditions the province continues to experience throughout its growing areas. Field peas “have a relatively low water requirement, similar to dry beans,” Cassandra Tkachuk, production specialist with Manitoba Pulse and

Hailey and Cale Jeffries at the Prairie Fava facility near Glenboro.

Fava innovation a labour of love

Faces of Ag: The Glenboro startup has since partnered with Arlene Dickinson and Roquette

It started with a desire to feed her sick mom. Around 2015, as Hailey Jeffries settled into farm life with husband Cale, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. As she suffered through rounds of chemotherapy, Hailey’s mom didn’t have much of an appetite. She asked for bagels, muffins and other baked goods. While Hailey wanted

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Four-way Seeds Canada merger approved

Four organizations to amalgamate in February without CSGA on board

A merger of four Canadian seed industry organizations has been cleared to proceed without its fifth partner. Members of the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA), Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC), Canadian Seed Institute (CSI) and Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) have voted in favour of amalgamation, the groups announced Wednesday. An inaugural board