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The floodgates appear set to open on new hog barn construction in Manitoba.

Pork industry expects hog barn surge

The end of a lengthy moratorium and new lending guidelines are driving a spike in inquiries about building new barns

A rash of hog barn construction is about to break out in Manitoba. Two formal applications for new hog barns have gone through in the last two weeks and the Manitoba Pork Council is getting a growing number of phone inquiries from producers. Mike Teillet, MPC’s sustainable development manager, said some inquiries are just tire kicking. But genuine interest

ripening soybeans

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report: Issue 19

Conditions as of September 8, 2015

Harvest 2015 continued across Manitoba over the past week, but wet weather over the weekend temporarily halted harvest progress. Harvest operations have since resumed in areas that received lower rainfall amounts and where field conditions allowed. Winter wheat seeding is underway in the Central and Eastern Regions of Manitoba. Fall field work, including tillage, baling


In 2014, nearly one million Manitoba acres were too wet to seed and thousands of acres of crop were damaged by too much moisture.

Risk management review task force seeks farmer input

It’s looking for ideas to mitigate the impact of increasing severe weather on producers

Everybody complains about the weather, the old saying goes, but nobody does anything about it. Well, Manitoba’s Agriculture Risk Management Review Task Force can’t fix the weather, but it wants to hear Manitoba farmers’ ideas for mitigating its impact. “We’re hoping there will be some real thinking out of the box by people on the

alfalfa growing

Alfalfa in the late bud to early flowering stage

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern, Central Manitoba and Western/Interlake as of June 11

This is the latest release for the Green Gold program assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks and months ahead. Haying is in full swing in both the Eastern and Central areas. For the Interlake they are very close to starting

alfalfa weevil on an alfalfa leaf

Green Gold forage report sees alfalfa weevils in Eastern Manitoba

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern, Central Manitoba and Western/Interlake as of June 8

This is the tenth release for the Green Gold program assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks and months ahead. Hay Day for the Western/Interlake looks to be June 12th. The north portion of the Interlake has seen a rapid drop


alfalfa in early bud stage

Central Manitoba alfalfa in early bud stages, some Eastern producers already cutting

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern, Central Manitoba and Western/Interlake as of June 3 and 4

This is the ninth release for the Green Gold program assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks and months ahead. Hay Day for both the Central and Eastern area is June 7 but haying has started, approximately June 10 for

budding alfalfa plant

Green Gold forage report sees early bud stage in alfalfa shorter than expected

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern, Central Manitoba and Western/Interlake as of May 27

This is the seventh release for the Green Gold program assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks and months ahead. The reports below highlight the most recent forage conditions for Eastern, Central Manitoba and Western/Interlake: Green Gold report for Eastern Manitoba,

snow in a ditch in West Interlake, Manitoba

Green Gold forage report: ‘Cold snap’ temperatures tolerable to 1st crop alfalfa

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern Manitoba, Central Manitoba and the West Interlake regions

This is the fifth release for the Green Gold program assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks and months ahead. The reports below are for the most recent forage conditions in Eastern, Central Manitoba and the Interlake. Click on the applicable link for your


map of Manitoba's Interlake region

Plan aims to address economic problems of Manitoba’s Interlake

Our History: May 1966

Our May 19, 1966 issue led with coverage of the release of a 78-page master plan to address the chronic economic problems of the Interlake. This graphic contained the recommendations for land use in the different areas of the region. Improved education was recommended as the “paramount undertaking,” followed by resource development. Agriculture Minister George