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Canada Beef’s First President Focusing On Strengths

While the term “mega-agency” has been used to describe Canada Beef Inc. (CBI), its very first president prefers to think in smaller, more specialized terms. “It’s funny, you know, I’ve heard that ‘mega-agency’ term and frankly, I see it a little bit differently. I see it more from a boutique point of view. We’re going

This One’s For You Dad

All spring, even before the last of the snowbanks finally disappeared, a meadowlark has frequently been on a fence post close to my back door. Not too significant, perhaps, but meadowlarks have always reminded me of my dad. He loved to hear them in the springtime and would stop when we were out walking in


What’s Up With May’s Weather?

After a week of really nice weather across much of agricultural Manitoba, we saw the weather turn back to cool, wet conditions. Some of the comments I’ve been hearing about the weather are that our seasons are off by a month, or simply that Mays appear to be getting wetter and colder. At first I

Editor’s Note – for Mar. 17, 2011

If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it to Country Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1, phone1-800-782-0794,fax204-944-5562, email [email protected] I’d love to hear from you. Please remember we cannot return submitted material – Sue

Editor’s Note – for Mar. 10, 2011

If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it to Country Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1, phone1-800-782-0794,fax204-944-5562, email [email protected] I’d love to hear from you. Please remember we cannot return submitted material – Sue


Editor’s Note – for Feb. 24, 2011

If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it toCountry Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1, phone1-800-782-0794,fax204-944-5562, email [email protected] I’d love to hear from you. Please remember we cannot return submitted material – Sue

Editor’s Note – for Jan. 13, 2011

If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it toCountry Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1, phone1-800-782-0794,fax204-944-5562,email [email protected] I’d love to hear from you.Please remember we cannot return submitted material – Sue

Editor’s Note – for Jan. 6, 2011

May 2011 be a good year! If you have any stories, ideas, photos or a comment on what you’d like to see on these pages, send it toCountry Crossroads, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1,phone1-800-782-0794,fax204-944-5562,email [email protected] I’d love to hear from you.Please remember we cannot return submitted material – Sue


Future Of Women’s Conference Contemplated

The Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference marked its 24th year this fall and remains a much welcomed post-harvest event for farm women, says its 2010 chair Beth Connery, a Portage la Prairie-area farmer. But next year’s convention, scheduled for Brandon, might be its finale. No decision has been made yet and discussions continue on the event’s

Why Don’t The Chinese Eat Canadian Food?

A big question in the news these days has been whether the Chinese will buy part or all of Saskatchewan’s PotashCorp. Underlying this is the recognition that China has a huge problem coming at it: how to feed itself. With little arable land and a growing middle class – estimated by some to be 700