The newly-formed Manitoba Crop Alliance has received its formal designation from the Manitoba government and announced its management team, clearing the path for the multi-commodity organization to begin operating and collecting levies beginning on August 1, 2020. The group, formed through the amalgamation of five provincial commodity associations, has received approval under The Agricultural Producers’… Read More

Amalgamation talks have continued over the past few months for the potential merger of five Manitoba farm groups and come next February, the vote will take place. At the CropConnect conference, held in Winnipeg, Man., members of the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Winter… Read More

Joining four other like-minded grower organizations, Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc (WCMI) is exploring potential amalgamation. WCMI directors Doug Martin and Allan Olinyk have jumped on and joined the farmer-led steering committee consisting of other directors from the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), and the Manitoba… Read More

The Manitoba Corn Growers Association and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association have announced they’re hiring a shared general manager. After 16 years with Manitoba Agriculture, cereal crop specialist Pam de Rocquigny is moving on from her government extension role. She will replace Theresa Bergsma in the MCGA office, and take over the MWBGA responsibilities from… Read More