Manitoba Canola Growers Association has filled a vacant board seat by appointment. The vacancy was left following a fall election, and is the result of an open application process to fill the seat, which attracted a field of nine interested farmers from across the province. From this field Nicolea Dow was chosen to join the
The five Manitoba commodity groups proposing to merge have more information for members to consider before they vote on it in person February 12 and 13 during the Crop Connect conference in Winnipeg. A draft amalgamation agreement and draft bylaws for the new organization are available online (see at bottom), Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers
A Manitoba-based company will soon join the plant-based protein craze with canola protein products. Beausejour area crushing facility M&C Commodities has licensed a canola protein extraction technology developed in part with the Manitoba Canola Growers Association, MCGA announced Sept. 5. “We’re proud to offer farmers another stream for canola in the marketplace,” said Carlos Melo,
Soil testing fields for clubroot spores, even if canola crops are not showing symptoms, is a good way to keep ahead of the disease, says Manitoba Agriculture’s oilseed specialist Dane Froese. “It’s a great way to get tested ahead of time and know if you are near high risk,” he said. If spores are detected,
A new processing facility may signal the kick-start of canola as the plant protein of the future. In May, Burcon NutraScience Corporation announced it would build a $65 million pea and canola protein processing plant in Manitoba. This is the first commercial-scale canola protein facility in the world, the company said in a news release.
A key member of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association is ‘retiring’ to pay more attention to the family farm. Roberta Galbraith has been the organization’s grower engagement and extension manager for the past eight years. “In that time she has been a leader in developing and creating learning opportunities and actives for Canola farmers in
Canola research pioneer Vivian Bruce will receive the province’s highest honour for her work establishing the health benefits of the oilseed. Bruce, a retired nutrition and food science professor, and 11 others will receive the Order of Manitoba, Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon announced on May 12. “I was pretty honoured about it, but I’m not
Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is frustrated the federal government hasn’t done more to restore Canadian canola exports to China a month after the current trade dispute began. At press time Monday the Chinese had not replied to Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s request to send a Canadian delegation to China led by the Canadian Food Inspection
What, if any, support the federal government should provide canola farmers following the loss of their biggest canola customer China, was discussed at the Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) advisory council meeting here April 2. Members also talked about how to get the Chinese government to engage with Canada to try and fix the impasse. China
So far it looks like western farmers are sticking to their rotations and not jumping out of canola this spring, despite losing their top market, China. “Farmers are locked and loaded and sticking to it,” Canadian Canola Growers Association CEO Rick White said in an interview April 4. “Yes, some have been pushing their rotations.