Allan Dawson drills down into the numbers on falling farm income and deciphers what it actually means for Manitoba farmers. Among other things he found some cause for hope, including the fact farmers are entering this downturn from a strong position and that some commodities still saw rising cash receipts.
Alexis Stockford looks at what’s happening with flea beetles. She spoke to farmers and provincial government agronomists who said there’s little question the pests are benefitting from a tough spring for canola seedlings, but that so far there has been little reseeding.
Geralyn Wichers visited with a farm couple that has a historic barn they’d love to keep on their farm, but they’re finding making a business case for that is a very difficult challenge.