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Better yields with Manor Buckwheat

Better yields with Manor Buckwheat

Our History: March 1984

Buckwheat was still a significant crop in Manitoba in the 1970s and 1980s, exceeding 100,000 acres some years, and SeCan was promoting the Manor variety in our Mar. 1, 1984 issue. However, acreage has declined to the point where it is no longer reported by Statistics Canada. In that issue, we reported that the U.S.

Capture more profit by feeding cattle to finish

Capture more profit by feeding cattle to finish

Our History: August 1983

The Manitoba Beef Commission, a marketing agency established by the NDP government in the late 1970s, ran this ad in our August 18, 1983 issue. It encouraged cattle producers to capture more profit by feeding their animals to finish, and offered marketing assistance plus financing assistance through MACC. The Manitoba Cattle Producers Association and the


Vitavax and the head lice connection

Vitavax and the head lice connection

Our History: February 1987

Our February 1987 issues had several ads for Vitavax, but it and its manufacturer Uniroyal are now part of history. Vitavax was based on lindane, of which use was discontinued in Canada in 2004 except for the treatment of head lice. Our Feb. 5 issue reported that as a result of the continuing world grain

vintage newspaper advertisement

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

vintage newspaper advertisement for farm equipment

White Farm Equipment was “here to stay”

Our History: March 1984

This advertisement from White Farm Equipment in our March 1, 1984 issue assured customers that despite three tough years of poor market conditions, the company was in it for the long term. White was originally formed from Oliver, Cockshutt and Minneapolis-Moline. Today White is an AGCO brand. Our front page that week had a photo