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Roquette powers up $600 million pea protein plant

RealAgriculture
January 18, 2021
Roquette’s new 200,000 square foot pea processing plant has started accepting deliveries from farmers.

People, relationships the highlight of a long career

Manitoba Co-operator
January 13, 2021
Since the 90s a lot of new knowledge and agricultural solutions have come out of the Ian N. Morrison Research Farm at Carman. But looking back at his career there, that’s not what Alvin Iverson thinks of.

Province announces online approach to agricultural Crown land lease auctions

Pembina Valley Online
January 12, 2021
The Manitoba government has announced a new, modern online approach to agricultural Crown land lease auctions beginning in February.

Greig to chair wheat research council

Manitoba Co-operator
November 20, 2020
The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition — a collaboration between the Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, and Alberta Wheat Commission, has announced its newly appointed executive and president.

Manitoba farm leaders watching U.S. closely

Manitoba Co-operator
November 20, 2020
Manitoba’s agriculture sector is taking a wait-and-see approach to the prospect of a Biden presidency in the U.S.

Government of Canada invests $1.9 million to further protect Manitoba farm workers during COVID-19

Cision
November 10, 2020
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that applications are now being accepted for Manitoba farmers under the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund.

Governments of Canada and Manitoba invest in project to address the need for skilled workers in Manitoba’s agriculture sector

Government of Canada
November 4, 2020
Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced the governments of Canada and Manitoba are collaborating with the Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative to address the availability of skilled workers in Manitoba’s agriculture sector.

Ag in the Classroom pivots under COVID-19

Manitoba Co-operator
October 30, 2020
Sue Clayton, executive director for Manitoba’s Agriculture in the Classroom, says new government funding will help the organization bolster online resources in the age of COVID-19.

New agricultural Crown land credit supports beef producers affected by dry conditions

Government of Manitoba
October 16, 2020
The province is helping position the Manitoba beef industry for success through a number of new and ongoing measures, including a one-time rent credit for agricultural Crown land leaseholders and enhanced risk management tools, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced.

New site promotes Manitoba agriculture and food research

UM Today News
October 7, 2020

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences today launched the Manitoba Agriculture and Food Knowledge Exchange website, a resource which shares current research by Faculty scientists and their collaborators.

‘The thing you do around here:’ Prairie fall suppers adjust to COVID-19 reality

CBC News
October 4, 2020
Fall suppers, an annual tradition hosted at community halls and churches, have now pivoted to serving food drive-thru style.