Stories from our other publications


Warmer weather hangs on for weekend

A warmer temperature range stuck around on much of the Prairies for the Grey Cup weekend, with highs Sunday as warm as +6 C around Moose Jaw and Swift Current, Sask. and Fort St. John, B.C. and +4 C around Winkler, Man. and Calgary, The Praires saw a patchwork at the low end of the […] Read More

(Dave Bedard photo)

Manitoba pledges more law on nutrient loading

More legislation to cut nutrient loading into Lake Winnipeg and other water bodies is among the shorter-term commitments in the Manitoba government’s latest throne speech. In the speech, which Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon delivered Monday, Premier Greg Selinger pledges to “work with all partners to reduce nutrient loading” in Lake Winnipeg and work to prevent further spread of […] Read More

(Manitoba Co-operator file photo by Laura Rance)

Manitoba winter fertilizing ban back on

Snow’s arrival throughout Manitoba means no more extensions for the province’s farmers to apply winter fertilizer or manure. The province said Thursday its second extension, which was to run until the end of the day, has been rescinded, and the winter nutrient application ban is in place effective immediately, given “recent snowfall accumulations.” The winter […] Read More

(Manitoba Co-operator file photo by Laura Rance)

Warm Prairie soils delay fertilizing ban, winter weights

Manitoba’s winter ban on nutrient application has been postponed, again, while Saskatchewan has postponed its move to winter weights on its highways, due to warmer-than-average soil temperatures. Manitoba’s water stewardship department announced Friday it will further extend its nutrient application window until midnight, Nov. 19. Variances to Manitoba’s winter fertilizing ban — which typically runs […] Read More

Agri-Trend CEO Rob Saik. (Jennifer Paige photo)

Trimble to buy consulting firm Agri-Trend

GPS and precision farming firm Trimble is set to buy the Canadian operator of North America’s largest network of independent agricultural consultants. Publicly traded, U.S.-based Trimble, which specializes in GPS and other location services, including the collection and management of on-farm data and services for precision farming, announced Tuesday it will buy Red Deer-based, privately-held […] Read More

(Manitoba Co-operator file photo by Laura Rance)

Manitoba extends fertilizing deadline to Saturday

A warmer-than-usual November has allowed Manitoba’s conservation and water stewardship department to delay its winter fertilizing ban until Saturday (Nov. 14). With soil temperatures not yet at the freezing point, the province announced Monday it would extend its deadline for spreading of phosphorus and/or nitrogen, including synthetic fertilizers and/or manure, to Nov. 14 from Nov. […] Read More

(Manitoba Co-operator file photo by Laura Rance)

Crunch time for Manitoba producers to fertilize

CNS Canada — The clock is ticking for Manitoba producers who wish to lay down nitrogen or phosphorous on their fields. Wet conditions in many parts of the province are making it tough for farmers to get their machines onto fields, according to Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers. “We just drove from Winnipeg […] Read More


Cereals North America: Shift to La Nina may hurt yields

Winnipeg | CNS Canada –– El Nino weather patterns are typically beneficial to North American grain yields, but cut into the production prospects of key Eastern Hemisphere demand markets, according to presenters at this week’s Cereals North America conference. However, an expected shift toward La Nina conditions by late 2016 could see North American grain yields […] Read More

Upcoming events