Up-to-date MFGA & Industry News



Provincial hay registry

August 6, 2019 - Farmers and producers with any extra available feed or straw to utilize the provincial hay and straw listing service. For more information on the service, or to list feed or straw, click here.

Livestock Producers Temporarily Allowed to Cut Hay and Graze Animals on Crown Land

July 5, 2019 - Manitoba Agriculture advises that, due to dry conditions in parts of the province, livestock producers will temporarily be allowed to cut hay and allow animals to graze on Crown land not normally designated for agricultural use. Read the full Government of Manitoba News Release.

Manitoba Beef Producers Announces New General Manager

July 3, 2019 - The Board of Directors of Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Carson Callum to the position of general manager. Callum comes to MBP with extensive education and experience in agriculture. He grew up on a mixed grain and beef cattle farm south of Miami, Manitoba. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Agriculture and a Master’s of Science from the University of Manitoba where he majored in Animal Science. Most recently he was the Market Manager, Grains & Oils with Corteva Agriscience (formerly Dow Agrosciences). Read the full MBP media release here.

DUC Hay Tenders

July 3, 2019 - DUC’s second round of hay tenders are coming up. Tenders close at noon on July 25, 2019. Bid forms and maps can be found next week at www.ducks.ca/resources/landowners.

MBFI 2019-20 Board Roster Announced

June 25, 2019 (Brookdale, MB) --The Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiatives Inc (MBFI) has announced the 2019-20 MBFI Board of Directors. University of Manitoba’s Tracy Gilson was elected to the MBFI chair position. Larry Wegner of Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) was elected as the MBFI vice-chair. MBP’s Tyler Fulton will serve as MBFI Treasurer, and MBFI general manager Mary-Jane Orr will serve as secretary on the board executive. Read the MBFI Media Release for the full roster.

Funding available for Manitoba producers at Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference

June 15, 2019 - 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…


MFGA AGM & Regenerative Ag Days this fall held on Nov 19, 20 in Brandon

July 2, 2019 - MFGA’s Annual Fall Celebration is on the books and Regenerative Agriculture is front and centre! JOIN US for this 1.5 day event. For further details such as the agenda, tradeshow & sponsorship opportunities and to register, go here.

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



August 12, 2019 - MFGA launches Hay Relief Page on MFGA.net
July 16, 2019 - Busy Summer Ahead for Grassland Carbon Research in Manitoba
July 10, 2019 - MFGA Positions for Regenerative Agriculture
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


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


August 16, 2017 - CAP looks good for Canada's forages and grasslands
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