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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 NEWS

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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!

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

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