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Editorial: Farmer support complex issue

A recent call from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture for more support for farmers affected by trade issues raises some interesting questions. The CFA was responding to the announcement of $1.7 billion in direct payments to dairy producers over eight years, compensation for opening a portion of the dairy market to international competition under a

Beginning in our July 11 issue we’re launching our exciting new ‘FarmIt’ section. It aims to reflect the unique culture of farms and tell the stories important to the sector in an engaging and fresh way.

Adapting to changing times

As the Manitoba Co-operator moves into the future we plan to reflect the changing faces of Manitoba farms

The Manitoba Co-operator has seen a lot of change since its inception in 1925. Through the Great Depression, Second World War, the postwar boom, the farm boom of the 1970s and the bust of the 1980s and 1990s, it has evolved right alongside its readership. It chronicled the end of summerfallow, the evolution of zero


In Your Co-operator this week: June 20

In Your Co-operator this week: June 20

Geralyn Wichers explores what happens when ideologies collide following a flock infection at an animal sanctuary. The owners say they’ve followed the letter of the law when addressing an ILT outbreak. Commercial operators counter they’re putting the whole commercial sector at risk by refusing to euthanize the animals. Allan Dawson reports on what Manitoba corn

John Morriss. (File photo by Dave Bedard)

Morriss, Pakosh, Streichs named to ag hall of fame

The Manitoba farmers who developed the rotary separator for combines, the co-founder of Versatile and the long-time editorial director for the website you’re reading are bound for Manitoba’s Agricultural Hall of Fame. The hall of fame on Monday unofficially announced its 2018 group of inductees, ahead of its annual meeting Wednesday in Portage la Prairie

Alexis Stockford

Stockford joins Co-operator

The award-winning journalist brings her farm background to the job

Alexis Stockford has joined the staff of the Manitoba Co-operator, effective in our March 2, 2017 issue. Stockford hails from the Altamont area, where she grew up on a mixed farm, and will be based in Brandon. “The Manitoba Co-operator has an excellent team that I’m very excited to now count myself a part of,”


The 40th edition of Ag Days kicked off this morning in Brandon.

WRAP UP: The Co-operator at Manitoba Ag Days

40th anniversary event ‘where the ag year begins’ for Manitobans

This year’s Manitoba Ag Days takes place from Jan. 17-19 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. Reporters from the Manitoba Co-operator will be at Ag Days taking in and talking to many speakers and exhibitors in order to report back to you, our readers. Below, we offer a wrap-up of what we covered, and upcoming


Co-operator website earns national silvers

Co-operator website earns national silvers

The website for Manitoba’s farm newspaper of record has earned two silver medals from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs). The Manitoba Co-operator’s website, ManitobaCooperator.ca, part of Glacier Media’s Farm Business Communications division in Winnipeg, won silver for Best Media Website, coming in second behind SalonMagazine.ca in the Blue division (scholarly, farm and B2B publishing).



John Morriss

John Morriss receives lifetime achievement award

FBC writers score big in annual awards competition

John Morriss, associate publisher of Farm Business Communications, was hon­oured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Farm Writers Fed­eration meeting here Sept. 27. Morriss was recognized for his commitment to agricultural journalism over the past four decades, as publisher and editor of the Manitoba Co-operator, and Farmers’ Independent Weekly, and as editorial director