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Manitoba farm organizations urge farmers to list available feed

A serious shortfall has livestock producers scrambling for feed and alternatives

Manitoba’s two largest farm organizations are urging farmers to list any hay, straw or other alternative feeds they may have available. The Manitoba Beef Producers and Keystone Agricultural Producers say the province is facing a shortfall this season, amid widespread reports of below-expected hay and forage yields for the season. “Many beef producers have been […] Read more


Tougher truck licensing rules rooted in bus tragedy

The impetus for new, tougher, Class 1 licensing requirements began April 6, 2018, near Armley, Saskatchewan. That’s when a westbound tractor trailer, loaded with bags of peat moss, failed to stop at a flashing stop sign at the intersections of Saskatchewan Highways 35 and 335. Crossing the north-south highway at approximately 100 km/h, the truck […] Read more



Harvest all your grain

Our History: August 1978

One of the earliest combine monitors in Western Canada was advertised by Smith-Roles in our August 17, 1978 issue. Above the ad was a story about the second year of tests of zero tillage at seven farms in northwestern Manitoba. A Manitoba Agriculture representative said it seemed to be working well. “Neighbours were skeptical at […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: One-Pan Chicken Dijon

Plus, BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites

One Pan Chicken Dijon Ingredients 2 tbsp. canola or olive oil 8 medium chicken drumsticks (about 2 lbs.) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 small finely chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth 1 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. dried basil 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard (or grainy Dijon […] Read more



“Non-poisonous” sheep dip and cattle wash

Our History: August 1890

Little’s Sheep Dip And Cattle Wash advertised in the August 1890 issue of the Nor’-West Farmer and Manitoba Miller was simultaneously “non-poisonous” as well as “certain death to lice, mange and all insects,”plus acting as a “chemical food” for the wool. On the same page were several “Pointers about pigs.” Among them were: “The most […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: Perogy zucchini boats

Plus, Grilled zucchini with Italian seasoning

Grilled Zucchini with Italian Seasoning Ingredients 1-2 medium zucchini 1-2 tbsp. canola oil 1-2 tsp. Italian Seasoning (basil, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder) Instructions 1. Preheat grill to medium high. 2. Wash and slice zucchini in 1.5-cm (1/2-inch) slices. Do not peel. 3. Brush oil on both sides of each zucchini slice. 4. Sprinkle seasoning […] Read more



PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: July 2019

The Manitoba Historical Society wants to gather information about all the grain elevators in Manitoba

In the 1950s, there were over 700 grain elevators in Manitoba. Today, there are fewer than 200. You can help to preserve the legacy of these disappearing “Prairie sentinels.” The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) is gathering information about all elevators that ever stood in Manitoba, regardless of their present status. Collaborating with the Manitoba Co-operator it is supplying these […] Read more


Galbraith leaving, Lepp joining, Manitoba Canola Growers Association

The long-time MCGA employee says more time on the farm is in her future

A key member of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association is ‘retiring’ to pay more attention to the family farm. Roberta Galbraith has been the organization’s grower engagement and extension manager for the past eight years. “In that time she has been a leader in developing and creating learning opportunities and actives for Canola farmers in […] Read more



Manitoba Flavours: Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs

Plus, Texas caviar with potatoes

Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs Ingredients 4 racks pork back ribs Rub: 2 tbsp. (30 ml) paprika 1 tbsp. (15 ml) packed brown sugar 2 tsp. (10 ml) EACH salt, chili powder, and coarse ground black pepper 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground cumin 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) cayenne pepper Kahlua Barbecue Sauce: 1-1/2 c. (375 ml) […] Read more


Ranchers inundated by floodwaters

Our History: June 2013

In a series of years starting in 1999, Manitoba’s southwest corner was again hit by excess moisture in 2013. The front page of our July 11 issue featured a photo of cattle along the swollen Maple Creek near Reston. The area had received as much as 15 inches of rain in the previous two weeks, […] Read more