Tag: Ron Kostyshyn

We’re Not Actually Talking About Bringing Back the CWB Single Desk, Are We?

A remnant of the pro-Canadian Wheat Board movement is still alive, and still punching above its weight, even though it’s been three-and-a-half years since the federal government buried the CWB’s single desk monopoly. The latest example of the vocal minority receiving mainstream attention: “Prairie Farmers Calling for the Return of the Canadian Wheat Board” read the… Read more »

MB Crop Insurance Changes Announced at Ag Days

Manitoba farmers will see their crop insurance coverage increase by an average of seven percent while average premiums per acre will decrease by four percent in 2016. Manitoba Ag Minister Ron Kostyshyn made his annual crop insurance program announcements at Manitoba Ag Days on Tuesday, the last day before the pre-election blackout on Manitoba government… Read more »

Manitoba’s Noxious Weed Legislation to be Revised

Editor’s note: This article was updated on June 5th with additional information regarding milkweed’s status under the Noxious Weeds Act and proposed biosecurity measures. The Manitoba government has proposed changes to its Noxious Weeds Act intended to make the legislation more flexible and responsive. First proclaimed in 1871, the act requires landowners and occupants prevent the growth,… Read more »

COOL, PED Virus & Grain Logistics Top Priorities for North American Ag Legislators

Agricultural legislators from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico met in Chicago last week for the Tri-National Accord — an annual meeting of provincial, state and national delegates to discuss agricultural trade issues. U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL), the impact of PED virus on North American hog production and challenges with grain logistics were three… Read more »