The 12th annual Agriculture Awareness Day is taking place Tuesday, March 21 at the Manitoba Legislative Building.

The event, which is formalized in the Farm and Food Awareness Act, sets aside the third Tuesday of March each year to highlight and celebrate the significant role that agriculture plays in the Manitoba economy.

This year's theme is "Farmers - The Most Trusted Source on Food."

The focus will be on the importance of trust between consumers and our food system and will celebrate successful public trust building in Manitoba.

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Government of Canada Extends Food Policy Consultations

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KAP President Pleased To See Canadian Ag Partnership Come To Fruition

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Flax Coucil President Announces Retirement

The president of the Flax Council of Canada has decided to retire. Donald Kerr will be retiring from day to day activities at the Flax Council, however he will do some contract work for the Council…

NAFTA Discussed At CFA Roundtable Last Week

The re-negotiation of NAFTA was a topic of discussion last week during the Canadian Federation of Agriculture's Annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable in St. John's, Newfoundland. CFA President…

Flax Starting To Flower

A number of blue fields are starting to show up in Manitoba. Flax Council of Canada Extension Agronomist Rachel Evans says the crop is quite variable, with some fields just starting to flower, while…

Strong Attendance For Ag in Motion

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Ag Ministers Reach Agreement On Next Ag Policy Framework

Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial ag ministers have reached an agreement on the key elements of a new agricultural policy framework. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3…

Aphids Showing Up In Cereals and Peas

Manitoba Agriculture says aphids have been a concern in some cereal and pea fields. The latest Insect and Disease Update notes aphids have also been reported in corn, and an isolated incidence of…

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 Affect 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…

MPSG Showcases Soybean Research At Portage Event

About 100 farmers and agronomists turned out in Portage la Prairie Wednesday for the third annual SMART (Soybean Management and Research Transfer) Day hosted by Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers…

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… is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

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