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As Africa trip nears end, Trudeau visits farm in Senegal helped by Canadian aid

KERI, Senegal – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting a farm in Senegal’s “California” today, seeing first-hand the benefits of some Canadian aid funding.   The Niayes region is feeling the effects of climate change and coastal erosion.   Trudeau is on a farm in Keri, about 50 kilometres outside the capital of Dakar, to […]

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Manitoba Pork Receives Funding To Develop Risk Management Strategy

On Thursday, the federal government announced the development of a risk management strategy being undertaken by the Manitoba Pork Council for pork producers to recover from the devastation caused by potential outbreaks of diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED).   “Producers need to know that they have the tools and supports available to them […]

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Ag Critic Wants Action On Illegal Blockades

Illegal blockades of rail lines in Canada are costing Canadian farmers money and damaging the economy.   That according to Federal Conservative Agriculture Critic John Barlow.   He says local producers are feeling the pinch already.   “You know I had a producer in my office in High River (AB) this week, almost in tears […]

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Commodity Groups Welcome Amalgamation

Five of the province’s commodity groups voted to amalgamate last week at CropConnect.   The organizations involved are the National Sunflower Association of Canada, Manitoba Flax Growers, Manitoba Corn Growers, Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers, and Winter Cereals Manitoba.   Winter Cereals Chair Doug Martin was pleased with the result.   “It’s great news for […]

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New Regulations, Heightened Disease Threats Change Role of Swine Veterinarians

A Steinbach based swine veterinarian says new antimicrobial use and animal welfare regulations and heightened risks of the spread of disease have changed the role of the swine veterinarian. Last month Swine Health Professionals officially opened its new Sheridan Room Education and Training Facility, a biosecure space in which the practice can provide swine barn […]

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Understanding Behavioral Motivation Enhances Success in Group Sow Housing Systems

A research Scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says understanding the behavioral motivations of the sow will enhance success in group housing systems. Canada’s latest Code of Practice for the care and handling of pigs, released in 2014, encourages pork producers to shift from housing gestating sows in stalls to group housing by 2024. “Loose […]

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Crops

Canada's Agriculture Day Observance Brings Together Farmers and Consumers

Early indications are that Canada’s Agriculture Day observance was once again a great success. Canada’s Agriculture Day observance, which occurred yesterday, featured agricultural activities in communities across Canada and discussions on social media intended to connect those who produce food with those who consume it.   Clinton Monchuk, the Executive Director of Farm and Food […]

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Swine Health Information Center Joins Canadian African Swine Fever Initiative

The Swine Health Information Center has become of a member of Canada’s Coordinated African Swine Fever Research Working Group. The Swine Health Information Center has joined forces with Swine Innovation Porc, the Canadian organization that facilitates cost shared federal, provincial and industry funded research, as a member of its Coordinated African Swine Fever Research Working […]

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Crops

Crop Watch: Backward crops more prone to herbicide damage

It’s nearly three months since the last Crop Watch and growers are still grappling with the winter monsoon, which has resulted in many soggy fields still undrilled. Farmers lucky enough to have got some winter cereals drilled are being warned that their crops are more susceptible to damage from gramincides, having been sat in waterlogged […]

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Is it time for options?

February traditionally can be slow time for farmers hoping to price crops they’ll plant in the spring. That certainty seems to be the case this year as well. Nonetheless, for growers planning to make call options a part of their marketing efforts in 2020 it’s time to get started. Weak February futures prices stuck in […]