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McCain’s Portage Names Top Growers

AYR Farms Ltd. was named the 2009 McCain Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Portage la Prairie plant during the annual Growers’ Banquet held Oct. 21, 2009. Ron Tidsbury, along with sons Keith and Grant, accepted the Champion Grower award on behalf of the Tidsbury family and AYR Farms. AYR Farms has been in the



Letters – for Jun. 25, 2009

Proof is in the canola meal The proof is in the pudding. So goes an old expression and sometimes old expressions prove to be so true. Earlier this spring, there was an interesting discussion on the Comment page wherein a learned professor intimated that the problem of salmonella in the Canadian food chain had its

Nexera Growing At Bunge Altona

The owners have changed a few times and so have the oilseeds it crushes, but the processing plant farmers built here in 1946 still epitomizes the concept of “value added.” In fact, this plant has been “value adding” since long before the words became part of the Prairie lexicon. Canola, the oilseed it processes almost

Project To Bind Prairie First Nations’ Farmland

AToronto investment firm plans to put up millions to consolidate farmland belonging to First Nations in Saskatchewan and Alberta as a “large-scale, fully integrated corporate farming entity.” The farming company, to be named One Earth Farms, would use this $27.5 million investment from Sprott Resource Corp. to “establish operations, fund working capital and support its


MCGA contemplates some big changes to organization

“I’d like to rebuild a better relationship with the MCGA corporation and the members – the farmers.” –Rob Pettinger The Manitoba Canola Growers Association’s (MCGA) is on the cusp of several major changes. MCGA members passed five resolutions at their annual meeting here Feb. 3, including one to limit the number of terms a director

Wheat board bans freelancer

Freelance reporter and commentator Harry Siemens was excluded from two Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) news conferences because of his rude behaviour, not because he’s a wheat board critic, says Louise Waldman, the CWB’s manager of media relations and advertising. “He has used news conferences in the past to air his own personal opinion as opposed

LETTERS – for Nov. 6, 2008

Drainage maintenance still allowed In response to the article “Licence exemption for minor drainage works removed,” which appeared in the Oct. 30 edition of the Manitoba Co-operator, Keystone Agricultural Producers would like to assure its members that we are working in co-operation with officials from Manitoba Water Stewardship to bring forward the concerns of producers.