Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon, Man. is launching a tuition-free program for off-reserve Indigenous students interested in becoming agriculture equipment operators. ACC has partnered with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) to deliver the 13-week program, which is open to 15 students and will start in February at the college’s North Hill Campus in… Read More

The federal and provincial governments have launched an AgriRecovery herd rebuilding program for Manitoba livestock producers who were forced to sell breeding stock due to the feed shortage caused by this year’s drought. The breeding herd buy-back program was promised back in August when the federal and Manitoba governments rolled out AgriRecovery disaster relief funding… Read More

Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Josh Linville of StoneX joins us for a global fertilizer market update; Bill Campbell, president of Keystone Agriculture Producers, on Manitoba’s contribution to the AgriRecovery framework; Douglas Hedley, on a CAPI report he wrote on the past, present, and future of how… Read More

The Manitoba government says it will commit $62 million in provincial funding to AgriRecovery programs to help livestock producers affected by this year’s drought. While details were not included in the August 10 announcement, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler says the programs will be designed to “ensure producers have options to retain and care for their… Read More

The Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) board of directors has announced a new general manager. Brenna Mahoney will join Manitoba’s main general farm organization effective June 14, 2021. In a news release issued May 6, KAP notes Mahoney has experience with national coalitions and partnerships focused on advancing grain nutrition, healthy farm practices, market access, public… Read More

The Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is calling on both the federal and Manitoba governments to adopt a “whole-of-government” approach to food security, which includes immediately adopting a strategic approach to emergency preparedness for the Canadian food supply chain. This request is in response to supply-chain disruptions due to COVID-19. It is crucial that Canadians can… Read More

Farm groups across the country have ramped up pressure on the federal government to address the impact of the federal carbon tax and to recognize agriculture’s positive contributions in capturing greenhouse gases. Both Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) in Manitoba and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) have released studies quantifying the cost of the… Read More

Both the Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) and Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) are urging producers in Manitoba to list available hay, straw, and alternative feeds in the wake of dry conditions, and lower-than-expected forage and hay yield reports. “Given dry conditions reported across much of the province, we feel that it is important to ensure producers… Read More

With two potential new models for collecting seed royalties on the horizon, farm groups across the Prairies are wanting to hear from producers as to what their preference would be. Currently, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have put their consultation process on hold with farmers. This comes after… Read More

Manitoba’s farm policy organization Keystone Agricultural producers (KAP) has brought on a new general manager. Patty Rosher will take on the role and president Bill Campell says he’s “thrilled” she’ll be a part of the organization. “I am very pleased to welcome Patty to KAP. She brings with her a wealth of experience in our industry and… Read More

Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) passed a series of resolutions at its 35th annual general meeting held last month at Winnipeg, Man. Approximately 200 KAP members were on hand to see Bill Campbell acclaimed as president of the organization, while Jill Verway and Mitch Janssens will remain as vice-presidents. During the meeting, 17 resolutions were… Read More

 

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