Manitoba farmers are finally able to start getting seed in the ground following a string of spring storms that had some areas of the province receiving over 260 per cent of normal annual rainfall. The excess moisture has been the topic of conversation for numerous weeks now with June fast approaching, along with the threat… Read More

It’s a wonderful Wednesday! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Pam de Rocquigny, executive director of the Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA), on the new group and what their plans are heading forward; Jenneth Johanson, president of Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA),… Read More

The newly-formed Manitoba Crop Alliance has received its formal designation from the Manitoba government and announced its management team, clearing the path for the multi-commodity organization to begin operating and collecting levies beginning on August 1, 2020. The group, formed through the amalgamation of five provincial commodity associations, has received approval under The Agricultural Producers’… Read More

It’s the beginning of the week which means it’s time for agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio! Host Shaun Haney has the following guests on the show: Pam de Rocquigny, general manager of the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association discusses seed treatments; Horst Bohner from OMAFRA explains why a producer should consider seeding soybeans first;… Read More

Five Manitoba farm groups that published a proposal to amalgamate late last year have signed a second memorandum of understanding to continue exploring how they can work together. Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers Association (MPSG), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) and the Manitoba Wheat… Read More

Five Manitoba crop associations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work towards merging into one organization. The agreement includes the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers Association (MPSG), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Association (MWBGA). The groups that… Read More

Pam de Rocquigny, is the newly minted general manager of both the Manitoba Corn Growers Association and the Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers Association, the first time the groups have hired joint management for the groups. The former provincial cereal specialist spoke with Kelvin Heppner at the recent CropConnect conference to discuss the transition from… Read More

The Manitoba Corn Growers Association and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association have announced they’re hiring a shared general manager. After 16 years with Manitoba Agriculture, cereal crop specialist Pam de Rocquigny is moving on from her government extension role. She will replace Theresa Bergsma in the MCGA office, and take over the MWBGA responsibilities from… Read More

While winter wheat is a darn hardy crop — just 15 plants per sq. foot growing in the spring can reach a very respectable yield potential — there are times when crops just don’t make it through. The southwest corner of Manitoba is reporting some winter wheat issues, and crop insurance adjusters are out evaluating… Read More

 

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