Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(Sask-Agricultural-Drainage) (Manitoba note)

Saskatchewan's agriculture minister says a new drainage project involving 73 landowners in the province's southeast will be good for the environment, other producers and waterways.

Lyle Stewart says the project means extreme weather or heavy runoff events will bring much less flooding and downstream damage.

The plan -- which involves gates operated by landowners -- will allow control over when and how much water flows into Moose Mountain Creek and eventually the Souris River.

Manitoba farmers have long accused Saskatchewan of not following proper land-drainage rules, causing spring meltwater to rush downstream along the Assiniboine River and smaller rivers into Manitoba. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Flooding)

Manitoba farmers are bracing for the possibility of flooding this spring.

Dan Mazier is president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, and he says the ground can't absorb much more moisture.

There is some good news right now for farmers, thanks to the forecast of above-zero temperatures for the next few days.

But Mazier says they need the spring weather to be cooperative as well. (CJOB)

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(Grain-Growers-Logo)

Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of Canada's grain farmers, has launched a new logo and website.

President Jeff Nielsen, who farms grains in Olds, Alberta, says it's the ideal time to reach policy makers and consumers with the voices of grain farmers from across the country.

He says the new logo reflects the range and dynamic nature of grain farming.

The agriculture and agri-food sector's exceptional economic potential was recently recognized by the federal government's Advisory Council on Economic Growth which singled out agfood as a key growth sector, ready for investment. (CKRM)

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(Canola-Pest)

Saskatchewan canola producers might be dealing with a new problem insect to their crops this year. …

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