Working the harvest fields


Photo by Micah Waddell
Brandt grain cart taking a load of grain off of a John Deere combine on the go.

While harvest is far from over, early indications suggest that 2017 will be a good year for farmers in the Neepawa area, and although there were some showers on the weekend in Brandon and surrounding areas, most of the south west got little to no rain during the past week. The dry weather and above average temperature conditions gave producers a chance to continue harvest without major interruption. 

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Crop report - May 30, 2017


Manitoba Agriculture

The majority of the province dealt with moderate to cooler than normal temperatures last week. Strong southerly winds on Wednesday, May 23 caused soil blowing and drifting on soils with dry topsoil and poor crop residue.

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Provincial crop report - May 23, 2017


Manitoba Agriculture 

Dry and moderate weather conditions at the start of the week were reported with cooler and rainier conditions for the latter part. About 10 to 30 mm of rain came on the weekend for most of the eastern half of the province.

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Beef bits - Mar. 30, 2017

By Sierra Inglis

Club Reporter

Rapid City 4-H Beef Club held its March meeting at co-leader Lesley Hedley’s on March 18, our second weigh day. Weigh day was held earlier in the morning. There were some absent members as the original weigh day had been cancelled due to the weather and they had other committments this past weekend. 

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Chutes 'n' Boots roundup

By Amy McAuley and Madi Robins

Club reporters

Rapid City 4-H Rodeo Club, commonly called Chutes ’n’ Boots, has enjoyed its regular meetings, plus several events and activities, since reorganizing in the fall. Our executive for this year is as follows: president Leeza Miller, vice-president Katie Wright, secretary Haillee Addison, treasurer Lauren McKee, historian Kirsty Miller, reporters Madi Robbins and Amy McAuley.

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