Videos

Making cover crops work in Manitoba

Are cover crops something you’re interested in but aren’t quite sure where to begin? Earlier this year, Yvonne Lawley with the University of Manitoba aimed to answer that question for producers in a presentation that looked at the types of cover crops that grow well in Manitoba, how setting a goal can improve the success

Is your winter wheat off to a good start?

Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour speaks with agronomist Ken Gross of Ducks Unlimited Canada about winter wheat crops in Manitoba and what he looks for when assessing plants to determine if they’re off to a healthy start.

Managing high-moisture canola

It is an understatement to say there were harvest challenges for some Prairie farmers in 2019. For more than a few producers, harvest had to be suspended until this spring due to excessive moisture in fields. But not only did poorly timed precipitation create immediate harvest issues, it also became a grain storage issue as

Faces of Ag

Each riding student has a support team of three volunteers.

Keeping in the saddle

Graham Curnew didn’t intend to spend his life teaching kids with disabilities how to ride horses. He didn’t want to volunteer when his dad dragged him to an evening class with Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association. He didn’t even ride horses. The most exposure he’d had to riding was as a kid on a arrow

Tim and Sue Anderson.

New Zealand family farm

Tim Anderson’s description of his farm as a “hill-country farm with a wee bit of flat,” doesn’t do justice to the breathtaking views and roller-coaster thrills of driving through his paddocks. Anderson and his wife Sue raise sheep, cattle, honey and trees on their 922-ha spread located about two hours north of Christchurch on New arrow

Ann Patman with “Woodward.”

It’s an alpacademic!

A little brown alpaca named Benny caused quite the stir when he and owner Ann Patman took a stroll in Winnipeg’s Osborne Village earlier in April. People waved, and cars stopped to stare. “They couldn’t believe what they were looking at,” said Patman. Folks kept their distance, though. A select few donned rubber gloves to arrow

Deep Dive

VIDEO: Bibeau announces grain code of practices

The grain industry is thus far applauding the move to document production practices

Canadian grain farmers will soon have a “first-ever” grain production code of practices, following an announcement by the federal agriculture minister at Crop Connect 2020 in Winnipeg. Marie-Claude Bibeau said the federal government will be providing $800,000 in funding for the program, intended to document the practices for trading partners and consumers. It will demonstrate Watch the video arrow

PHOTOS: Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day with farm photos

A way to share the joys and challenges of farm life with other Canadians

February 11 is Canada’s Agriculture Day, intended to showcase all the amazing things happening in our industry. It’s a time to create a closer connection between consumers, our food and the people who produce it. Sharing what you love about Canadian agriculture can be as simple as posting a photo. For me, a social media View the photo gallery arrow

Recent Articles

Are farmers ready to seize the day when it comes to smart ag?

The pandemic has revealed critical weaknesses in the country’s agriculture and food systems — and the need to invest in their future, say experts. “It’s continuing to show the importance of technology, and adopting technology, on the farm,” said Remi Schmaltz, CEO and co-founder of Decisive Farming, a digital ag and farm management company. “We

METOS launches eLearning portal

As new tools and technology rapidly enter the agriculture sector, the challenge will be training farmers and farm workers to make the most of them. METOS, a division of Pessl Instruments, is launching a new online training portal to tackle this challenge, that will train and certify operators of the company’s technology. Guy Ash, global

Keeping in the saddle

Graham Curnew didn’t intend to spend his life teaching kids with disabilities how to ride horses. He didn’t want to volunteer when his dad dragged him to an evening class with Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association. He didn’t even ride horses. The most exposure he’d had to riding was as a kid on a

When a ‘status quo’ food system won’t cut it

Most Canadians probably never dreamed they’d spend so much time this year in line to get into Costco. As COVID-19 shut down society mid-March, grocery stores became different places. Signage told customers to buy only one pack of toilet paper, bag of rice or jug of milk — if they were even on shelves. Headlines

A rhubarb Q&A with Getty Stewart

Rhubarb is a staple of the Manitoba garden and beloved in pies, cobblers and muffins throughout the year. Though it thrives in our cool climate, it’s not native to our soil. Rhubarb is native to central Asia, according to an article from the University of Minnesota, where it was valued for its medicinal qualities. Marco

Foodgrains Bank bringing food aid to locked-down families

Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing projects in Manitoba are preparing to plant as usual despite the complications of COVID-19. These fundraisers will be more crucial than ever, as a worldwide health crisis quickly is becoming a food crisis, the organization says. “The situation is very dire. Families can’t last more than a few more weeks like

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