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Manitoba pledges $62 million for AgriRecovery

Drought situation has been ‘extremely stressful and challenging’ for cattle producers, says MBP president

The Manitoba government will invest $62 million in programs for drought-stricken farmers under the AgriRecovery framework ag minister Ralph Eichler announced Aug. 10. “Without additional investment, producers are in the very difficult position of having to consider reducing their herds or leaving the industry altogether,” said Eichler in a news release. “Our government is making […] Read more

File photo of cattle on pasture. Several drought-stricken rural municipalities in Manitoba have declared an agriculture disaster, in an effort to kickstart action by senior levels of government. (MikeEntertainment/iStock.Getty Images)

RMs declare ag disaster in Manitoba’s Interlake

Twelve rural municipalities in Manitoba’s Interlake and WestLake regions have declared a state of agricultural disaster due to severe dry conditions. The RMs of Alonsa, Armstrong, Bifrost-Riverton, Coldwell, Ethelbert, Fisher, Grahamdale, Lakeshore, McCreary, Ste. Rose, West Interlake and Woodlands announced the motion in a news release Thursday. The municipalities are calling on the province to […] Read more


Ron Pidskalny, executive director of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association, has resigned after one year in the position, recognizing the association is short of funds. Photo: Allan Dawson

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association short of funds, and a manager

The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association (CFGA) set up five years ago to help Canada’s struggling forage and grassland industry is struggling itself, but vows to carry on despite a shortage of funds and the resignation of its executive director, Ron Pidskalny. “Nobody is saying we’re going to have to shut it down,” CFGA chair […] Read more

PEDv in Manitoba not seen linked to feed

The southeastern Manitoba hog farm confirmed Feb. 14 with porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) remains the province’s only case, as none of 45 other farms known to have had contact with the infected property have turned up any signs of the virus. But with no new Manitoba cases yet in sight, provincial officials now ask: How […] Read more