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Testing soil health with cotton underwear

Soil specialist Marla Riekman and farmer Doug Wilton – whose patch of land has been zero-till for more than 30 years – talk about their ‘Soil Your Undies’ project with Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson on April 18, 2017.



Near miss as tow hook snaps, smashes into tractor

Wawanesa farmer Simon Ellis could have been killed when a tow hook broke and narrowly missed smashing through the glass of his tractor cab. “When trying to extract the grain truck from the mud we broke the tow hook off the truck. It was a near miss that could have cost me my life.” says Ellis, in his […] Read more





Baby goats and yoga poses come to Anola

Want to stretch and get fit amongst some furry and feathered friends? Reporter Shannon VanRaes of the Manitoba Co-operator visits 10 Acre Woods in Anola, Man., where yoga and four-legged farm animals combine in a curious and unique approach to exercise.


Seeding in southern Manitoba gets rolling

Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson visits a field near Miami, Man., to find seeding well underway. Manitoba farmers will spend approximately $2.6 billion in seed, fertilizer and fuel during the 2017 crop season.


Spring wheat seeding off to a good start

On May 2, Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson spoke with Brian Derksen near Miami, Man., about how conditions were for seeding his spring wheat crop and what he plans to put in the ground next.


2016 Farmland Values: Looking at the numbers

Farmland values continue to rise in 2016, but that’s not the whole story. J.P. Gervais compares the national and provincial averages and the factors that influenced them. •The 2016 national average in farmland values increased by 7.9% •Multiple signs show farmland values increases slowing down •Most significant increases occurred in P.E.I, Alberta and Nova Scotia […] Read more