Baker Colony near MacGregor, Man., won the Manitoba Corn Growers Association’s 2017 corn yield contest for the third year in a row breaking the record the colony set in 2016 with a yield of 306.4 bushels an acre. Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson spoke with Mack Walder of Baker Colony on Feb. 14 at CropConnect.
It’s official. Many Manitoba yield records were broken in 2017, despite a drier-than-normal growing season. That’s what crop insurance data collected by the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) show. The information is in Yield Manitoba 2018, a supplement to this week’s Manitoba Co-operator. Of the 13 insured crops Yield Manitoba tracks for annual comparisons, eight […] Read more
Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson and Doug Wilcox of the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation take a look at what’s in this year’s Yield Manitoba, an insert in the Feb. 15, 2018 issue of the Manitoba Co-operator.
Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson talks to Doug Wilcox of the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation about new record crop yields as reported in Yield Manitoba 2018, an insert in the Feb. 15, 2018 issue of the Manitoba Co-operator.
Disappearing shelterbelts and blackened fields have some wondering if the soil conservation lessons learned during the ‘Dirty ’30s’ dust bowl are being forgotten. “From the edge of Fargo to the edge of Winnipeg I did not see one flake of white snow on my way up yesterday (Jan. 31),” Daryl Ritchison, interim director of the […] Read more
Are the soil conservation lessons learned from the Dirty Thirties being forgotten? Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson spoke with Jim Tokarchuk of the Soil Conservation Council of Canada and University of Manitoba soil science professor David Lobb about this very issue at the Manitoba Soil Science Society’s meeting on Feb. 1, 2018. Watch for more […] Read more
Canola is a Canadian success story and there’s no disputing the Canola Council of Canada’s role in making it so. That’s why when Richardson International, Canada’s largest grain company, didn’t renew its council membership in 2018, there was shock, disappointment, concern and even anger. Why would Richardson suddenly pull out of an organization with a […] Read more
When growing a 70-bushel-an-acre canola crop it’s the “little things that matter.” That’s advice Florian Hagmann, who farms at Birch Hills, in north-central Saskatchewan, offered farmers attending Ag Days here Jan. 16. Hagmann, whose 2017 canola averaged 70 bushels on 5,000 acres, emphasized good agronomy is more important than new equipment. So is hard work […] Read more
Manitoba needs 40 new hog barns over the next five years to meet nearby processor demand, but the province’s agriculture minister says NAFTA uncertainty is hindering that development. “I would say that is part of the problem, to be honest,” Ralph Eichler told reporters at Ag Days here Jan. 16. “There’s that uncertainly. But let’s […] Read more
Increased checkoff withdrawals and reduced farmer control were top concerns during a discussion at Ag Days Jan. 16 on merging five Manitoba crop commodity groups. “I worry that it will be extremely easy (if there’s one group instead of five) for a farmer to pick up the phone and get all of his checkoffs back […] Read more