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Province increases subsidy for controlling problem beavers

The province is increasing the subsidy paid to rural municipalities and registered trappers dealing with problem beavers in all areas of the province, Manitoba Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced Nov. 24. The increase to $20 from $15 per animal is to assist rural municipalities in dealing with an abundance of beavers that are causing substantial

Province Launches “Buy Manitoba” Program

The Manitoba government is providing $742,100 for a two-year campaign to raise the profile of Manitoba products for consumers, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Stan Struthers announced Oct. 18. “Locally produced foods are a fresh choice for our consumers and buying locally supports Manitoba producers and processors,” said Struthers. “Manitoba shoppers surveyed have told


Measures Announced For Retiring Old Vehicles

Manitoba is acting on the advice of independent environmental and industry experts and taking new steps to ensure vehicles on the province’s roads and highways create less greenhouse gas, Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie has announced. “We are acting on the advice of the Manitoba Vehicle Standards Advisory Board and adopting new measures that will get

Budget Input Sought

Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk is seeking Manitobans’ input into the 2011 provincial budget beginning with consultations on Oct. 14 in Brandon. “The global economic downturn has affected us all. I want to hear what Manitobans have to say and what their needs are. These pre-budget consultations are an excellent opportunity for the people of Manitoba

Monitor Herds For Anthrax – for Aug. 12, 2010

The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer is alerting livestock owners that anthrax can be responsible for sudden death on summer pastures. Anthrax is a preventable disease when appropriate vaccination programs are used. Producers who will graze their livestock in areas of the province that have had previous anthrax cases, or in areas with alkaline


Moisture Money Flows – for Aug. 12, 2010

Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) has paid more than $27.5 million in excess moisture insurance claims under the Agri Insurance program as a result of the extreme wet weather this spring, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Stan Struthers said Aug. 9. “This payment is the second highest in the history of the Excess Moisture

Monitor Herds For Anthrax – for Aug. 12, 2010

The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer is alerting livestock owners that anthrax can be responsible for sudden death on summer pastures. Anthrax is a preventable disease when appropriate vaccination programs are used. Producers who will graze their livestock in areas of the province that have had previous anthrax cases, or in areas with alkaline

Moisture Money Flows – for Aug. 12, 2010

Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) has paid more than $27.5 million in excess moisture insurance claims under the Agri Insurance program as a result of the extreme wet weather this spring, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Stan Struthers said Aug. 9. “This payment is the second highest in the history of the Excess Moisture


Province’s First-Ever Open Farm Day To Take Place Sept. 19

Manitobans will have the opportunity to visit one of many Manitoba farms taking part in the province’s first Open Farm Day on Sept. 19, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) Minister Stan Struthers announced June 17. “Open Farm Day will be a great opportunity for farmers and visitors to connect with each other,” said Struthers.