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2014 spring seeding off to a slow start

The first above normal temperature day this season sees farmers take to the fields

Miami farmer Wes Hill was seeding spring wheat May 10 trying to get as much done ahead of the rain and cool weather that arrived May 11. Hill has been planting for a week, but lots of other Manitoba farmers haven’t been as lucky. Some south-central Manitoba farmers were taking the fields for the first

Has spring sprung in Manitoba?

Spring is in the air. Environment Canada’s Deerwood weather station near my Miami hit 17 C Wednesday. Morden, a few 30 km to the south hit 19 C, making it Canada’s hotspot. Although there’s still lots of snow in the bush and along shelterbelts, fields in the area are mostly bare. Unfortunately for farmers anxious