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Which chicken, in what pot?

Supply management doesn’t fit well with speciality production and a proposed new quota program is a misstep

Over 50 farmers gathered at the St. Norbert Community Centre on November 1 to hear Wayne Hiltz, executive director of the Manitoba Chicken Producers, present the new Annual Specialty Quota Program announced in September. The new program is designed to serve niche markets in the province with fresh Manitoba-raised chicken year round. This is done

Local food systems in Manitoba on the minds of young, small farmers

Agri-food policy must focus on more than economic development and food safety

It’s an icy winter evening and I’m visiting at the kitchen table with Lydia, a fellow young farmer living near Dunrea, Man. Every so often we are distracted by the clickity-clack of hooves. There is a baby goat in a box by the coat rack. Its mother kicked it out, Lydia explains, and in this