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Cory Knutt

Thailand Company To Purchase HyLife

Thailand's biggest agriculture conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) has stated that it will acquire Manitoba-based pork producer HyLife for $498 million dollars. The deal would give CPF... read more..

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Cory Knutt

National Soil Conservation Week Stresses Importance Of Soil Health

With this being the third full week in April, it's once again time to celebrate National Soil Conservation Week. Jim Tokarchuk is the executive director of the Soil Conservation Council of Canada. "... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Chinese Pork Production Down Significantly

Chinese pork production has dropped significantly due to the spread of African swine fever. Tyler Fulton is the director of risk management with Hams Marketing Services. "Chinese sources [have been]... read more..

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Cory Knutt

MFGA's Green Gold Program Launches 24th Year

The Manitoba Forage and Grasslands Association (MFGA) is launching Year 24 of its Green Gold alfalfa-monitoring program. 'Hay Day' is the best cut date when harvested pure alfalfa stands are at optim... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Barley Farmers Sitting Good Despite Saudi Arabia's Closed Border

Alberta Barley Chair Dave Bishop says it's cause for concern whenever you loose an export market. Saudi Arabia is still not taking shipments of Canadian wheat and barley following a diplomatic disput... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Destructive Beetle Intercepted At U.S. Port Of Entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials say they intercepted harmful pests at the Pembina port of entry on April 4th. Agriculture Specialists discovered Khapra beetles in a person-to-perso... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Canola Council Wants Further Action Taken To Resolve China Dispute

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is calling on the Government of Canada to consider all available options to resume seed trade with China. The organization says while technical discussions are still... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Manitoba Pork 2019 AGM Highlights

Elections The Manitoba Pork Board of Directors elected its 2019 executive for a one-year term: George Matheson, from the Stonewall area, was re-elected Chairman; Rick Bergmann of Mitchell was re-elec... read more..

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Cory Knutt

New Dairy Partnership Formed

A new partnership in the dairy industry is set to come into effect on June 3, 2019. CanWest DHI, Valacta and Canadian Dairy Network have come together to form a new organization known as Lactanet Can... read more..

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Cory Knutt

2019-20 Crop Acres Still A Mystery

  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) says for 2019-20, the area seeded by province by crop in Canada is a major uncertainty. Across Eastern and Western Canada, moisture conditions remain b read more..

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Cory Knutt

Many Farmers Considering Spring Fertilizer After Difficult Fall

With fields starting to dry up, many farmers in the province are turning their attention to spring fertilizer. John Heard is the Soil Fertility Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture. "Farmers are gen... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Educating About African Swine Fever

The arrival of African swine fever (ASF) into Canada would be devastating to the pork industry. That from Dr. Egan Brockhoff with Prairie Swine Health Services, who gave a presentation last week at M... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Dairy Farmers of Canada Donating Computers To Those In Need

  Dairy Farmers of Canada is partnering with Computers for Success Canada (CFSC) to provide technology donations to the Government of Canada’s Computers for Schools (CFS) program. Since its cre read more..

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Cory Knutt

Fed Cattle Prices Remain Steady

  Fed cattle prices have remained fairly steady over the past few weeks. Brian Perillat is a senior market analyst with Canfax. "Kind of in that transition between the yearlings getting cleane read more..

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Cory Knutt

Province Selects First Round Of Conservation Trust Projects

  Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has selected the first round of projects approved under the Manitoba government’s $102-million Conservation Trust. “The Conservation Trust is an innovati read more..

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Cory Knutt

Canola Working Group Planning To Meet In Winnipeg

  The canola working group is planning to get together next week in Winnipeg. The group was setup to resolve the market access issue affecting Canada’s canola seed exports to China. This read more..

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Cory Knutt

African Swine Fever Dominates Discussion At Manitoba Pork AGM

African swine fever (ASF) was the major focus at Manitoba Pork's AGM held last week in Winnipeg. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler spoke to producers at the meeting. "We're ramping up our ... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Keeping Mental Health A Priority In The Field This Spring

Planting this year's crop can be an exciting time of year, but it doesn't come without its challenges. Farmers are subject to lots of uncertainty, whether it's watching the markets and trade tensions... read more..

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Cory Knutt

South Africa Detects ASF Outbreak

According to a media report, South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The outbreak is said to have killed 32 pigs on a farm in North West province, outside of the control z... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Health Canada Deems Seed Treatment Safe For Bees

Health Canada has announced its decision on three neonicotinoid pesticides saying yes to some uses and no to others.  The Department says seed treatment is not expected to pose unacceptable risk... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Durum Genome Sequenced

An international consortium, including researchers from the University of Saskatchewan, has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat. The announcement was made this week after an article was publish... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Manitoba Seed Retailer Says Farmers Sticking With Canola, For Now

With seeding still a few weeks away, farmers are busy making final plans for their 2019 rotation. Simon Ellis is the owner of Ellis Seeds at Wawanesa, MB. He was asked if farmers were considering dr... read more..

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Cory Knutt

2019 World Pork Expo Cancelled Over African Swine Fever Concerns

The threat of African swine fever (ASF) has resulted in the cancellation of the 2019 edition of the World Pork Expo. The event is held each June in Des Moines, Iowa and attracts approximately 20,000 ... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Canola Council President Doesn't Expect Huge Drop In Acres

Canola Council of Canada President Jim Everson is not expecting canola acreage to be terribly affected in 2019, despite the trade situation with China. "I've heard different things from the different... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Federal Government Invests In Pork Sector

On Tuesday, the federal government announced an investment of over $6 million to help the Canadian pork industry harness innovation to boost production, strengthen public trust, and expand markets for... read more..

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Cory Knutt

USDA Releases April WASDE Report

  The USDA released its April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Tuesday. U.S. wheat 2018/19 ending stocks were raised to 1.087 billion bushels from 1.055. Soybea read more..

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Cory Knutt

MCGA Offering High School Scholarships

  The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) is offering five $1,000 scholarships to high school students who are graduating this year. The scholarships are available to students who are fr read more..

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Cory Knutt

CCA Defines "Beef" At AGM

With lab grown products becoming a trending topic, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has created a definition of beef and meat. Last month at the group's Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, th... read more..

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Cory Knutt

Manitoba Pulse Specialist Expects Increase In Pea Acres

The province's pulse specialist Dennis Lange would like to see more pea acres grown in Manitoba. "Last year we actually saw a bit of an increase over the 2017 growing season and I found that quite in... read more..

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Cory Knutt

CFA Launches Election Campaign

  The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) launched the Producing Prosperity in Canada campaign Tuesday morning on Parliament Hill. The campaign is a non-partisan initiative leading up to t read more..

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