Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(Beef-Water)

A new study says Canada's beef industry has been using less water.

Researchers at the University of Manitoba and Agri-Food Canada say the amount of water required to produce one kilogram of beef has decreased by 17 per cent from 1981 to 2011.

The change is mainly due to feed and cattle being raised more efficiently.

The study also suggests that the industry is poised to further reduce the amount of water it uses in the future. (CHSM)

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(Manitoba-Water)

Keystone Agricultural Producers will be sitting down with Manitoba lawmakers to discuss the proposed Sustainable Watersheds Act.

The bill calls for changing four existing acts, including the process for minor drainage projects.

The plan is to allow farmers to register instead of getting a license for such projects.

KAP says it wants input on how the government will define minor projects. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Crops)

University of Saskatchewan researchers have received 20,000 dollars to study how to expand crop growth in the province. …

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