Federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Lawrence MacAulay, was at the Bruce Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre at Glenlea, Man. today to announce up to $9 million for the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) to administer the canola research cluster under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership — the five-year ag policy framework… Read More

Four Saskatchewan farm groups are urging the Saskatchewan government to conduct a thorough risk assessment of Bunge’s proposed $8.1 billion acquisition of Viterra. The leaders of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, and SaskBarley have written a letter to Agriculture Minister David Marit calling for a review of the multinational grain handler… Read More

A program designed to provide Prairie canola growers with third-party data comparing different canola varieties will be terminated following the 2022 harvest, according to a notice issued to industry partners. The Canola Performance Trials (CPT) program, which dates back to 2011, was funded by the Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba canola grower associations and commissions. “After… Read More

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) has committed $500,000 to support the construction of the Prairie Crops & Soils Research Facility (PCSRF) at the University of Manitoba (UM). The new 20,000 square foot facility will extend the capacity for crop research, strengthen the development of tomorrow’s agricultural specialists and farmers, and will accelerate research to benefit western… Read More

Although there are still talks happening behind closed doors, progress of the business risk management program (BRM) review feels as though it’s slow-moving. At this year’s CropConnect conference held at Winnipeg, Man., the topic was acknowledged by federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, but there was no mention of action — which is what most are… Read More

If you’re in Western Canada, you are most likely looking forward to one of the crop tour highlights of the summer: canolaPALOOZA. Hosted and organized by the three canola organizations across the prairies — Alberta Canola, SaskCanola, and Manitoba Canola Growers — canolaPALOOZA brings three days of education, and fun across the prairies on three… Read More

Just like that, the sixth annual CropConnect conference has come and gone. Held at Winnipeg, Man., a total of nine producer groups help put on the big show, including: the Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Manitoba Oat Growers Association, Manitoba Seed Growers Association,… Read More

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association has announced Delaney Ross Burtnack will be joining the organization as executive director this summer. Ross Burtnack, who has served as the president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers for the last six years, will take over for Bill Ross at the end of July. “Delaney is an… Read More

When five provincial crop associations in Manitoba announced they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to merge earlier this week, there was one commodity group notably absent. The Manitoba Canola Growers Association has issued a statement, explaining why its board has decided to monitor the merger discussions, but not participate in the MOU. “Canola… Read More

(Picture Butte, AB) August 24, 2016 – RealAgriculture is excited to announce a three year renewal of the Canola School partnership with Alberta Canola, Sask Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers. This builds on the previous three-year agreement between the four partners. Canola School is an online agronomic educational series that assists growers in achieving higher… Read More

Canola grower groups from the three prairie provinces are partnering with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association to raise awareness about the risks of grain entrapment. SaskCanola, the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and the Alberta Canola Producers Commission have agreed to each contribute $30,000 over three years to build mobile grain entrapment demonstration units for each… Read More

I had the great pleasure of joining the Manitoba Canola Growers Association for its second Canola Leaders event held November 29 and 30, 2013, at Brandon, Manitoba. About 20 young farmers participated in two days of fun, networking and learning, with a heavy emphasis on the importance of food, understanding consumers, learning leadership skills and… Read More

 

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