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INDUSTRY NEWS

Funding available for Manitoba producers at Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

Funding available for Manitoba producers to attend the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, Oct 27-29, 2019, Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Join more than 500 women from across Canada who are passionate about ag and the food industry at this premier leadership conference. Connect with like-minded women; Grow from informative, inspiring and motivating discussions with influential leaders; Learn the tools and techniques that will empower you to live to your full potential. More here.

Species at Risk Conservation Program Producer Survey

June 5, 2019 - MFGA is collaborating with Dr. Jeremy Pittman from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning (Canada) on a research project about ranchers’ and farmers’ preferences for species-at-risk and endangered species conservation programs in Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). We seek your insights into what conservation programs are desirable and best suited for your operations. Participation in this study involves completing a 15-minute online survey. In appreciation for your time, you will be given the opportunity to enter into a draw to win one of forty $100 CAD gift cards! Questions: Jeremy, 519-888-4567 ext 31544.
For details and to participate, go here.

Governments invest in food processing centre at Assiniboine Community College

April 26, 2019 - As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $300,000 in Assiniboine Community College to support a new Food Processing Centre for Animal Proteins (FPC), Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced here today. Read more…

Province unveils first projects under conservation trust

April 15, 2019 - 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.

MFGA NEWS

MFGA has declared June 8 as HAY DAY in the Eastern Region of Manitoba - Time to cut!

June 8, 2019 - Hay Day is the estimated day that alfalfa will reach a RFV of 170. MFGA's Green Gold Program is in full swing. The program is being delivered with the help of producers, Manitoba Ag and MBFI staff and all our MFGA Supporters via the collection of alfalfa samples from 18 Manitoba fields that are sent on to Central Testing Laboratory Inc. for testing. https://conta.cc/2QWzac8

Range and Pasture Health Assessment Workbook Ready for Action

June 4, 2019 - Healthy rangeland and pastures!
The Range & Pasture Health Workbook provides information including 5 basic health score indicators: https://www.mfga.net/range-pasture-workbook

Regenerative Ag Days & MFGA AGM set for Nov 19/20!

May 22, 2019 - MFGA’s Annual Fall Celebration is on the books and Regenerative Agriculture is front and centre! JOIN US in Brandon, MB for this 1.5 day event. Details here.

Spring 2019 CFGA Newsletter released

May 20, 2019 - Read the latest news on a national level for forages and grasses including AGGP updates, CFGA conference details, and other industry articles, announcements and events. Read on.

MFGA Green Gold begins testing this week!

May 21, 2019 - The MFGA Green Gold Program is in full swing with the first report due out this week. To learn more about this free service or to sign up, go here.

Where's Boyd-O?

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

2019

June 4, 2019 - Range and Pasture Health Assessment Workbook Ready for Action
May 15, 2019 - Long-Range Grass Planning is Mandatory for A Producer’s Peace of Mind
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

2018

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

2017

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

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