Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(Mountains-Water-Study) (Sask, Alta note)

The University of Saskatchewan is involved in a multimillion-dollar study with the goal of developing models that will predict floods and droughts across Canada.

The U of S is working with the universities of Waterloo, McMaster and Wilfred Laurier to examine the watershed in the Rocky Mountains.

Professor John Pomeroy says climate change has sparked a number of years of higher-than-normal rain and snowfall in the mountains, and that's led to costly floods.

A lab has been set up in Canmore, Alberta, while a national water forecasting and prediction centre will be established in Saskatoon. (CJWW)

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(Canola-Stocks)

An oilseed market analyst is skeptical about Statistics Canada canola stock estimates released last week.

The federal agency, based on information gathered in surveys from farmers and the grain trade, pegged canola stocks at 6.6 million tonnes.

It was down 23 per cent from the same time one year ago and the lowest spring time mark since 2013.

Cliff Jamieson of D-T-N The Progressive Farmer says nobody knows the real numbers, but the market is saying that it is not as bullish as the numbers would indicate. (CJWW)

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(Ag-Graduates)

Seventy-five students received their Diplomas in Agriculture at the 2017 Convocation of the School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba.

This is the largest graduating class since 1986.

Brian Archibald of Killarney received the Governor General's Bronze Medal, an award given to the graduate with the highest academic standing in the two-year Diploma Program in Agriculture.

He was also the recipient of the President's Medal, given annually to a student who combines scholarship with outstanding qualities of leadership. (CHSM)

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(Porcine-Epidemic-Diarrhea)

After going months without a new case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, Manitoba Pork says there have now been two cases found in the province in less than a week. …

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