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Iron Deficiency Chlorosis Clearing Up In Soybeans

A condition in soybeans known as Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) appeared to be a lot worse this year compared to previous years. The province's pulse specialist Dennis Lange says due to last year's…

Rise in Canadian Dollar Having Adverse Effect on Cattle Markets

The manager and senior analyst with Canfax says cattle producers are seeing seasonal softer fed cattle markets along with a rapid drop in prices. Brian Perillat notes the middle of summer is always a…

Manitoba Canola Growers Awards Scholarships

Five high school students from across Manitoba will be receiving $1,000 scholarships courtesy of the Manitoba Canola Growers. The winners include Naomi Best of Harding, Kate Letexier of Fisher…

Dairy Farmers of Canada Elects New President

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has elected a new president. Pierre Lampron of Quebec was elected at the group's AGM this week in Edmonton. Lampron will replace outgoing president Wally Smith, who had…

Farm Products Marketing Council Rules In Favour Of Manitoba Chicken Producers

The Manitoba Farm Products Marketing Council has decided to uphold the introduction of the annual speciality quota program introduced by Manitoba Chicken Producers earlier this year. An appeal had…

PED Virus Confirmed In Altona Area

The first case of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been discovered west of the Red River. A case of the disease has been confirmed at a finisher operation in the Altona area. Manitoba…

Third Annual Ag In Motion Underway

Ag In Motion, Western Canada’s Outdoor Farm Expo opened Tuesday to the public at their site near Langham, Saskatchewan. Show Manager Rob O’Conner says the show continues to grow and expand, adding…

Weekly Crop Report - July 17

In its weekly crop report, Manitoba Agriculture says above normal temperatures over the past seven days have helped crops advance. Much of the province received rainfall over the past week, however…

Dairy Farmers of Canada Not Concerned With U.S. Starting Position For NAFTA Talks

In a statement released Monday, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) says it is currently reviewing the U.S. starting positions for the re-negotiation of NAFTA. The U.S. is seeking to eliminate non-tariff…

Sunflowers Starting To Flower

Manitoba's sunflower crop has been soaking up the recent heat and moisture. Daryl Rex, agronomist with the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), explains where the crop is at. "There…

Resolutions - July KAP Advisory Council Meeting

Resolutions – KAP Advisory Council Meeting – July 13, 2017 (Brandon, MB) 1) Natural gas expansionBecause of limited access to natural gas in rural Manitoba, in part due to barriers set by the Public…

What Causes Purple Corn?

Purple corn has been showing up in many Manitoba fields this year. Manitoba Agriculture's Soil Fertility Specialist John Heard talked about some of the causes last week at the Crop Diagnostic School…

KAP President Says Province's Delay In Releasing Carbon Tax Plan Is Frustrating

A number of organizations, including the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, have banded together to form the Manitobans Against Carbon Taxes Coalition. The group is asking the province to…

FCC Says Now Is A Good Time To Review Financing Strategy

Farm Credit Canada's chief agricultural economist says now is a good time for farmers to review their financial strategy. J.P. Gervais made the comments in response to the Bank of Canada increasing…

Groups Join Forces To Fight Carbon Tax In Manitoba

Organizations representing thousands of concerned Manitoba businesses and residents, have joined together to publicly oppose the carbon tax. The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, the…
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Severe Stripe Rust Showing Up In Manitoba Fields

There are reports of stripe rust across Manitoba, with high severity showing up in fields that did not receive a fungicide application. That according to the latest Insect and Disease Update released…

Aphids Reported In Soybeans and Field Peas

Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) says plant development stages are moving fast. Production Specialist Cassandra Tkachuk notes most soybeans are starting to flower, as are field peas. There…

Canadian Grain Commission to Reduce User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission says it will reduce user fees for official grain inspection and weighing services as of August 1, 2017. Additional fees for overtime related to official grain inspection…

Carman Research Looking At Updating Nitrogen Recommendations For Spring Wheat

Research on nitrogen levels is currently being done at the University of Manitoba's Ian N. Morrison site in Carman. Amy Mangin discussed her work at an event held last month. "We're looking at…

Weekly Crop Report - July 10

In its weekly crop report, Manitoba Agriculture says that warm temperatures over the past seven days led to rapid growth in many crops across the province. However conditions were dry in much of the…

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