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Federated Co-op eggs to bear EQA symbol

Federated Co-op is the latest organization to pick up Egg Farmers of Canada’s Egg Quality Assurance branding on some of its packaging. “We know Co-op customers care where their food comes from and how it’s produced,” said Ron Healey, vice-president of ag and consumer business at Federated Co-operatives Limited in an Oct. 29 news release. […] Read more


Thea Green appointed to CASA board

Manitoban Thea Green has joined the board of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association for 2019-20, the organization announced Oct. 29. Green is program manager for Key­stone Agricultural Producers and oversees KAP’s Farm Safety Program, Manitoba’s Young Farmer program, the Environmental Farm Plan and human resources programming. Carolyn Van Den Heuvel (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture) […] Read more



TD Bank Group signs on as ALUS sponsor

New Acre Project aims to boost acres under the pay-for-benefits plan

TD Bank Group has signed on as a major sponsor for ALUS Canada’s “New Acre Project,” to spur investments in ‘naturalization’ projects across the country. “Nature is one of the most powerful tools we have to help communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change,” Nicole Vadori, TD’s head of environment, said. “By […] Read more


Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers seeks director nominees

The Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) is seeking farmers for its board. There are four seats to be filled on the board of directors, for four-year terms. Nominations open Nov. 1, and close Nov. 30. All nominees must be members in good standing of the organization, and have the support of five members […] Read more



PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: October 2019

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


First Crown land auction dates announced

Auctions will be conducted in late November and early December

The Manitoba government has announced the first dates for upcoming agricultural Crown land lease auctions, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced Oct. 25. The auctions represent the first time leases have been awarded outside the points system that prevailed for decades. The changes have been very unpopular with many leaseholders, who say the […] Read more



Keep it Clean! touts safe grain storage for cereals

High-moisture conditions, like those present on the Prairies, have high potential for formation of potent mycotoxin Ochratoxin A

Keep it Clean! is warning farmers that recent wet weather has increased potential for the formation of Ochratoxin A (OTA), a potent mycotoxin that forms in high-moisture conditions. “With the current conditions in Western Canada, it is important that growers are aware of OTA and the conditions under which it can form,” said Brenna Mahoney, […] Read more


Southern Manitoba snowstorm packed a mighty punch

There wasn't much shelter to be found outdoors during yesterday's storm

The snowstorm that blasted through southern Manitoba delivered significant amounts of snowfall and winds that gusted as high as 70 km/h, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. These photos below submitted by Manitoba Co-operator reporter Alexis Stockford and photo contributor Jeannette Greaves offer a chilly glimpse of how the storm looked as it ripped […] Read more



VIDEO: Dashing through the snow, harvesting corn as we go

Earlier today, Gilbraith Farm Services of St. Claude was cutting corn silage for Dale Steppler near Deerwood, Man., in heavy snowfall. Much of southern Manitoba is in the cold grip of a winter storm warning due to an approaching Colorado low, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. The weather system is expected to blast […] Read more


Winter snowstorm lands its first blows on rural Manitoba

This week’s forecasted storm is already moving into the northwest, although meteorologists say southern Manitoba and the Red River Valley should be braced for the brunt of the snowfall in the next few days

Farmers are scrambling to harvest few last acres as a forecasted blast of winter moves into the northwest. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has upgraded areas around Dauphin and south to Minnedosa from a special weather statement to a snowfall warning as a Colorado Low looms over the province. The Roblin, Riding Mountain and […] Read more