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Amanda Flintoft (left), and daughter April Webber, are welcoming all ages to summer horseback riding adventures.

Mother-daughter duo hit the trail at Gypsy Ridge

Birtle-area women offer breathtaking views of Asessippi Valley from a saddle

At Gypsy Ridge Horseback Adventures, the trails are all maintained and the sights breathtaking. As the sun gleams on the rippling water flowing within the Asessippi River, trees sway from a warm summer breeze, riding high or valley low, a great western retreat awaits all thanks to the mother-daughter team of Amanda Flintoft and April

Is there really any need to brand cattle anymore?

Beef 911: The reasons for branding have largely disappeared and when necessary, pain treatment should be used

I hope everyone will seriously question if we need to brand — and if we do, how best to do it. I have heard several veterinarians and animal welfare scientists discuss if branding in its original form is even needed today. Lots has changed from the days of the wide-open range where cattle were mixed

Don Cruikshank demonstrates how field runoff water samples are collected.

VIDEO: Touring the ebbs and flows on the Manitoba Escarpment, Part Two

Monitoring stations and water filtration systems further research in south Tobacco Creek watershed

Years of research by the Deerwood Soil and Water Management Association have given it a broad understanding of what’s been happening in the south Tobacco Creek watershed. Under its guidance, the project has been adjusted for a variety of conventional and modern agricultural practices in order to measure how each differently impacts water quality throughout the cycle. The

VIDEO: Touring the ebbs and flows on the Manitoba Escarpment, Part One

VIDEO: Touring the ebbs and flows on the Manitoba Escarpment, Part One

Deerwood Soil and Water Management Association studying effects of soil erosion, flooding

The Deerwood Soil and Water Management Association is known for its innovative conservation work on the Manitoba Escarpment’s south Tobacco Creek watershed, a little over 110 km southwest of Winnipeg. Provided with funding from all levels of government and farmer-land owners, the association has built small dams to slow runoff and reduce soil erosion and

Manitoba’s military heritage on display

60th annual Threshermen's Reunion and Stampede runs July 24 to 27

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum. If you have not been to the museum for a number of years maybe 2014 is the year to drop by and help the museum celebrate its 60th. Manitoba’s military heritage is the feature attraction of the 60th Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede, July 24

Warm and cool air battle it out

Weekly weather forecast for Oct. 3

Last week’s forecast started off right on the mark as the area of low pressure forecast to track northeastward through Saskatchewan did exactly as expected. After that low, the weather took a turn the models didn’t anticipate, when a second area of low pressure developed over the central U.S. and tracked into northwestern Ontario over

USDA will not take action on GMO alfalfa contamination

A farmer's export shipment was denied because it contained GM alfalfa

The detection of a small amount of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer’s non-GMO alfalfa crop constitutes a “commercial issue” only and does not warrant any government action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The Washington state farmer had complained in late August to state agricultural officials that his alfalfa hay

Symphony of the Soil to air in Manitoba

Symphony of the Soil to air in Manitoba

The film will air in Brandon, Winnipeg and Steinbach during National Organic Week

If you find soil interesting — and even if you don’t —  this film is worth a look. “Symphony of the Soil,” director Deborah Koons-Garcia’s latest effort following her 2004 film “The Future of Food,” is a 104-minute documentary that explores the evolution and importance of soil in today’s world. Filmed on four continents and sharing

GRAINS-Wheat jumps on short-covering; corn, soy also climb

* Wheat becoming more competitive with corn in feed rations * Corn and soybeans firm, led by new-crop contracts * Trade eyes forecasts for hot, drier weather in US Midwest * Little reaction in grains to Fed policy statement (Updates with closing prices) By Julie Ingwersen CHICAGO, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. wheat futures climbed

GRAINS-Corn ends higher, led by new-crop contracts on US weather

* Forecast for hot weather lifts new-crop corn * Gains in nearby corn capped by farmer selling * Soybeans mixed as long July/short November spread unwinds * Wheat firm on rain delays but world supplies cap gains (Recasts, adds closing prices, analyst comments) By Julie Ingwersen CHICAGO, June 18 (Reuters) - U.S. corn futures rose