Up-to-date MFGA & industry news
Province unveils first projects under conservation trust
More Than 40 Projects Approved, Over $2.2 Million Committed: Premier Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has selected the first round of projects approved under the Manitoba government’s $102-million Conservation Trust, Premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. Read more…
Favourable weather slightly reduces flood threat for Red River Valley
April 9, 2019 - Temperatures are again dropping below zero from Wednesday until Saturday, slowing the melting process. Because of these lower temperatures, levels along the Red River are expected to be equal or slightly lower than 2011 flood level. Read more…
Portage diversion will operate to prevent ice jamming on Assiniboine River from Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg
April 5, 2019 - The Hydrologic Forecast Centre (HFC) of Manitoba Infrastructure reports the Portage Diversion is expected to be operated within the next several days to maintain flows below 5,000 cubic feet per second on the Lower Assiniboine River.
This is in accordance with the Portage Diversion operating guidelines for ice management during the spring break-up. An Amphibex icebreaking machine has operated in select areas of the diversion channel and at the outlet of the diversion channel. Read more.
Young Farmer Rebate Increases on MASC Direct Loans
The Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation is increasing the maximum amount to those participating in the Young Farmer Rebate program to $200,000 from $150,000 in order to help reduce the cost of borrowing while these young farmers grow their operations. The program provides an annual rebate of up to two per cent on the principal of a loan from MASC for up to five years. As a result of the increase, the lifetime maximum rebate will also increase to $20,000 from $15,000.. Get full details here or stop by one of MASC’s local offices.
Manitoba releases March flood outlook
March 29, 2019 - The province’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre (HFC) forecasts a flood in the Red River Valley at or marginally above 2009 levels with normal to unfavorable weather, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said today. There also remains a moderate risk of flooding along the Assiniboine River. Read more…
MFGA at the Leg!
MFGA enjoyed productive and awesome meetings on Monday with @Min_Squires @RalphEichlerMLA around #grasslands, MFGA Aquanty and producers. Thank you to both ministers and department leaders for great discussions!
MFGA Green Gold seeking fields for testing
The MFGA Green Gold Program is seeking producers with hay fields that are mostly alfalfa, fairly new, and in good condition for testing through the May/June growing season. Read about the benefits and how you can help!
Follow regenerative agriculture dynamo Ryan Boyd on social media as he pursues his goal of becoming a Nuffield Scholar. Ryan has been logging his pursuits on social media. Follow along at: Twitter: @glantonboyd, @mbforages; Facebook: ManitobaForage
MFGA MEDIA RELEASES
April 16, 2019 - Kirkella Community Pasture Receives Conservation Trust Funding
April 9, 2019 – MFGA Green Gold Launches 2019 Program
Jan 29, 2019 – HAY! HAY!… Listen Up, Students! Local producer groups take reins of guest instructor opportunity at ACC
Jan 22, 2019 – MFGA Well-Positioned in Province’s Protein Plan
Nov 22, 2018 – Regenerative Ag Week Set For Southwest Manitoba
August 8, 2018 – Province’s Hay Situation Calls for Wise planning
August 3, 2018 – MFGA Regenerative Agriculture Conference Pulls In Top-notch Support
June 18, 2018 – Assiniboine River Basin model’s risk mitigation potential draws support from Canadian insurer
June 14, 2018 – Manitoba’s First Range and Pasture Health Assessment Workbook and Plant Community Guides
May 9, 2018 – MFGA has grass roots appeal for Manitoba credit unions
April 16, 2018 – Adapting to Today’s Food &Farm World: MFGA’s First-ever Regenerative Ag Conference to be held in Brandon Nov 2018
March 12, 2018 – MFGA Announces New Chairperson at 2018 AGM
July 25, 2017 – Hay and Oats: Rock stars of Manitoba’s Pollinator Conservation
June 20, 2017 - MFGA Aquanty Tour Showcases Land Use Solutions
April 24, 2017 – MFGA’s Green Gold seeks fields for best alfalfa cut date
March 7, 2017 – MFGA Releases Carbon Position
February 7, 2017 – MFGA Announces 2017 Board