Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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Some farmers in southwestern Manitoba say people are hunting on their fields without permission and are damaging their crops.

Todd Sobry, who farms near Reston, says hunters recently killed three moose and dragged their carcasses through a field of his unharvested soybeans, noting that trucks and all-terrain vehicles had been driven through the crop.

Archie McPherson, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, says such cases are quickly becoming more of a concern than people hunting at night.

He says farmers have given hunters permission to hunt on their land in the past, but some are now wary because of trouble over the years. (CBC)



Albertans sampled savoury and sweet flavours during the first-ever farmers' market on the legislature grounds, firing up conversations about local food.

The provincial Agriculture Department teamed up with the Beverly Towne Farmers' Market yesterday to celebrate local foods and bring some Alberta-made, baked and grown products downtown.

Cornel Rusnak, manager of the Beverly market, says farmers' markets are important business incubators that help small producers, processors and artisans nurture their business ideas.

The event also helped to kick off Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's United Way campaign and collected food and donations for the Edmonton Food Bank. (The Canadian Press)



With many crops already off of the fields, it looks like 2017 will be a season to remember for Manitoba farmers.

Wheat and mostly all of the canola has been harvested and Dan Mazier, president of the Keystone Agricultural Producers, says many producers have seen an above average crop this season.

He says it was a combination of timely rains, a good moisture buildup from last fall in reserve and cool evenings during the summer that contributed to the good season.

Mazier says there's some canola left in the fields around Minnedosa and Swan River, and soybeans, corn, and sunflowers are still waiting for the harvest as well. …

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