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Reporter’s Take: Farmer-owned AAFC?

In 2019 Canadian farmers grossed almost $37 billion from crop sales. Each started with a seed. That’s why getting farmers to pay more for plant breeding — often referred to as “value creation” — is important. It’s also contentious. Nobody wants to pay more and a lot of farmers worry royalties will enrich seed companies

Co-operator reporter Dawson honoured by NAAJ

His work covering the trade landscape garnered recognition

Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson has been recognized for his work by the U.S. National Association of Agriculture Journalists (NAAJ). The group is in the midst of its 2020 writing competition and is releasing results from individual categories. He was awarded third place in the “Series” category for his work on the changing international trade landscape.



Door opens to hog expansion

Door opens to hog expansion

Anaerobic digesters out, new barns in

New hog barns will be built Manitoba. After an all-night session at the Manitoba Legislature, Bill 24 has passed its final reading and received royal assent. Better known as the Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, Bill 24 covers legislation ranging from consumer protection and labour relations, to residential tenancies and transportation of dangerous

Shannon VanRaes (l) and Allan Dawson.

Reporters claim national awards

The annual awards ceremony was held this year in Quebec City

Manitoba Co-operator reporters Shannon VanRaes and Allan Dawson were among several Glacier FarmMedia staff who received national awards at the annual Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual meeting in Quebec City Sept. 28 to 30. VanRaes won the silver award in the press feature category for an article that appeared in Country Guide on halal meat. She


Manitoba Co-operator staff recognized with awards

Manitoba Co-operator staff were recognized with writing awards at the recent North American Agricultural Journalists annual competition in Washington, D.C. Reporters Allan Dawson and Commodity News Service reporter Terryn Shiels received third place in the Spot News category for their article “Canola crop succumbs to final blow with May 30 frost,” which published last spring.

John Morriss

John Morriss receives lifetime achievement award

FBC writers score big in annual awards competition

John Morriss, associate publisher of Farm Business Communications, was hon­oured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Farm Writers Fed­eration meeting here Sept. 27. Morriss was recognized for his commitment to agricultural journalism over the past four decades, as publisher and editor of the Manitoba Co-operator, and Farmers’ Independent Weekly, and as editorial director

One of many crops near Roseisle, Man. hit by severe hail June 27.

MASC explains why sometimes it defers hail claims

Assessing loss is easier when the crop is still young or has set seed and harder in between those two stages

As this summer’s hail claims roll in, the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation’s assessment practices are being questioned by farmers who say the agency is too slow to cut a cheque. (MASC) says its spot loss hail insurance program is similar to what private hail insurance companies offer. But at least one Manitoba farmer disputes that