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A severe thunderstorm the afternoon of Saturday June 27 hit near the Roseisle area west of Carman. Many fields in the area were destroyed or damaged by hail including this soybean field at the Junction of  PR 240 and 245.

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report: Issue 9

Conditions as of June 29

Weekly Provincial Summary Severe weather systems containing strong winds, heavy rains and hail passed through isolated areas in several Regions of Manitoba. Damage to crops from hail and strong winds range from light to severe with assessments continuing over the next several days. However, overall good growing conditions continue to advance crops, as well as allowing

CN says ‘thanks’, and Carman rallies in the face of low grain prices

Our History: April 1986

This CN ad from our April 24, 1986 issue thanked producers for attending its meetings across the Prairies that winter. Stories about low grain prices were prominent in the issue. The U.S. had launched the Bonus Incentive Commodity Export Program (BICEP), later renamed the Export Enhancement Program (EEP). There was speculation that the grain export


Calvin Vaags, owner and operator of True North Foods, stands outside the soon-to-be only federally certified beef-processing plant in Manitoba.

True North on the verge of official federal certification

At full capacity the plant will be able to kill 1,000 cattle per week

Manitoba is within weeks of having a modern federally certified livestock slaughter plant, says Calvin Vaags, owner and operator of True North Foods near Carman. “We are currently operating right now as a provincial plant but we are actively working towards our federal certification and it shouldn’t be that far away. I am estimating a

Myron and Jill Krahn, along with daughters Cadence and Keira.

OYF 2014 national recognition goes to Manitoba farm couple

The Krahns of Carman are one of two farm couples to earn Outstanding Young Farmer recognition in 2014

A Manitoba farm couple that built a seed-retailing business on their Carman-area farm have been named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2014. Myron and Jill Krahn, who grow 3,000 acres of grains, oilseeds and special crops and started a seed dealership five years ago, were presented with the national award along with potato producers Andrew

VIDEO: Watch soybean varieties closely as frost looms

Keep varieties' progress in mind when choosing for next year

Manitoba soybean growers are hoping for at least another frost-free week. Dennis Lange of Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development discussed soybean maturity on Sept. 7 with Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson at a test plot near Carman. The plot of yellow-leaved soybeans seen in the video are in the R-7 stage. According to Lange, this


VIDEO: 2014 Crop Diagnostic School

Technology playing a key role in crop scouting, providing value and efficiency in field management

Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson interviews John Heard of Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development about the 2014 Crop Diagnostic School organized by Manitoba Agriculture and the University of Manitoba at the university’s Carman facility. Video by Allan Dawson

First annual 4-H Manitoba Fun Fest proves successful

The first annual Fun Fest, held in Carman July 11-13, proved to be a success despite sweltering heat. With temperatures reaching about 33 C each day, both the livestock and human participants had their share of challenges. “Thankfully the Dufferin Ag Society has a great facility,” said Fun Fest chair Diane Kovar. “We had shade,



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

Tory Resolve Stiffens To Cancel Bipole Route

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives say they are determined to prevent the proposed western route for the Bipole III transmission line, following a recent protest meeting by local residents. The Oct. 1 rally in St. Claude drew over 160 people worried about what the line will mean for them, said local MLA Blaine Pedersen, who hosted the