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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


The Belarus advantage

Our History: October 1985

A range of 16 Soviet-built Belarus tractors ranging from 25 to 260 hp was on offer in this ad in our Oct. 3, 1985 issue. Prices ranged from $7,581 to $70,326 ($16,834 to $151,984 in 2019 dollars) with discounts offered for cash. Stories from that issue tell of tough times for farmers that year. A […] Read more



Ag-chemical cleanup dates, locations set

Drop off outdated or unwanted products for free

CleanFarms Manitoba is giving farmers a chance to safely dispose of unwanted or obsolete crop protection products and livestock medications at upcoming events around the province. There is no charge for participating in the program, which runs from Oct. 21 to 25, with single day clinics in each participating community, between 9 a.m. and 4 […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

Plus, Mushroom-Crusted Tenderloin with Mighty Mushroom Sauce

Pulled Turkey Sandwiches Ingredients 1 turkey breast (weighing around 1 pound) 2-1/2 c. vegetable stock 1 c. barbecue sauce, divided 1 bay leaf 2 garlic cloves 1 c. purple cabbage, shaved 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro (can substitute parsley) 1 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tbsp. 2 per cent Greek yogurt 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 avocado […] Read more



Light at the end of the tunnel on Crown lands leases?

Livestock producers have been stuck in limbo, but the province has released some of the details that farmers have been waiting for

Farmers awaiting new agricultural Crown lands regulations after months of suspended unit transfers and an uncertain regulatory future finally have some clarity. In 2018 the province froze new lease applications and unit transfers during their rework of the Crown lands system and shifted grazing and forage leases to an open auction system rather than the […] Read more


U.S. declares wheat war

Our History: September 1992

Our main front-page story in the Sept. 10, 1992 issue announced a “wheat war” with the U.S. Speaking while on campaign in South Dakota, President George Bush had announced another $1 billion would be authorized to subsidize 30 million tonnes under the Export Enhancement Program. Canadian Agriculture Minister Charlie Mayer called the move “stupid” and […] Read more



PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: September 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


Manitoba Flavours: Pomegranate Feta Turkey Burger

Plus, Carrot and Turnip Casserole

Pomegranate Feta Turkey Burger Patties 6 oz. block feta cheese 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb ground turkey 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 tsp dried thyme Sauce 1/2 cup pomegranate juice 2 tsp cornstarch 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced 4 cardamom pods (optional) 2 tsp sugar 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds […] Read more