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VIDEO: Pulses offer recipe for excitement at Special Crops Convention

Convention took place in Toronto on July 6

There was record attendance at this year’s Pulse and Special Crops Convention in Toronto July 6-8 with more than 500 attendees from more than 24 countries. Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson was there and interviewed Gordon Bacon, President of Pulse Canada and CEO the Canadian Special Crops Association, about the event and the excitement around



Special Crops Get Marketing Boost

The Canadian Special Crops Association has received $196,000 from the federal government to help promote Canadian pulses and special crops on trade missions and at international trade shows. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made the announcement while attending the CSCA’s annual meeting in Vancouver July 13. “The funding is instrumental in our efforts to expand and

What’s Up – for Jul. 7, 2011

——— Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call 613- 236-0497. July 10-13:Canadian Special Crops Association silver jubilee convention, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. For more info call 204-925-3780 or visit www.specialcrops.mb.ca.

What’s Up – for Jun. 30, 2011

——— Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. June 28-29:Compost Matters in Manitoba, AAFC Brandon Research Station. Two-day workshop for “organics recycling and compost advocates.” For more info call 1-877-571-4769 or email [email protected] July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info


Mexico Closes Border To Canadian Seed

Canada’s canary seed growers are asking Ottawa to intervene in a trade dispute which has shut them out of their largest export market. Mexico has resumed an import ban on canary seed from Canada one year after first imposing it, despite an interim agreement between the two countries to restore normal trade. The Canadian Special

What’s Up – for Jun. 23, 2011

——— Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. June 28-29:Compost Matters in Manitoba, AAFC Brandon Research Station. Two-day workshop for “organics recycling and compost advocates.” For more info call 1-877-571-4769 or email [email protected] July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info

What’s Up – for Jun. 16, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call 613- 236-0497. July 10-13:Canadian Special Crops Association silver jubilee convention, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. For more info call 204-925-3780 or visit www.specialcrops.mb.ca. July


What’s Up – for Jun. 9, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. June 9-11:Canadian Angus Association annual meetings, Elkhorn Ranch, Clear Lake. Registration deadline May 30. For more info visit mbangus.ca or call 1-888-622-6487. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call

What’s Up – for May. 26, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. May 29:Day of The Honey Bee, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Forks Market, Winnipeg. For more information call Jim Campbell at 204-4675246, e-mail [email protected] net or visit www.manitobabee.org (click on “Activities and Events”). June 4:Workshop: Making boreal forest herbal teas and medicinal salves, Pine Falls.