Weed Notes - Ragweed ramblings

By Sid Lewis

Submitted article

It should be no secret to anyone that for some 35-plus years Weed Notes was a column I wrote when I was supervisor for Midwest Weed District. When I retired I thought my days in this career were over, as was the column. Then in December, after a discussion with the Wallace/Woodworth Weed Control supervisor Jim Slimmon while grocery shopping, and a few meetings with Jim and the chief administrative officer for the municipality later, an agreement was signed for me to be the assistant roadside operator for 2016! Basically I will, with instructions from Jim, cover the former Woodworth municipality, so I will still be able to greet old friends I have made over the years. I want to emphasize in all certainty, anything I say in Ragweed Ramblings will be my opinion only and not that of the Wallace/ Woodworth Municipality.

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Corn for profit in western Manitoba

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Photo by John Dietz. Roland Unger’s corn fields in Arden, last June.

Submitted by John Dietz

The Neepawa Banner

MacGregor, Arden, Cypress River, Boissevain, small towns in western Manitoba, have something else in common. This year, a local farmer at each location was one of the top 10 in the 45th annual Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA) yield competition. 

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Beef Bits - Apr. 14

By Anja Van de Langemheen

Club Reporter

Speech night was held at Rapid City Library on Feb. 9. It’s not the most favourite part of 4-H, but everyone really had a great speech prepared with a wide variety of topics. Speeches were followed by the monthly meeting where a few achievement day items were discussed, as well as our second weigh day.

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International attention on pulses helps local farmers

Article submitted by Glen Kirby

The Neepawa Banner 

A six foot tall kidney bean and the United Nations are working to increase demand for beans, peas and lentils in Manitoba;  a win-win for provincial pulse farmers and a start-up company in the Neepawa area.

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Celebrating the green

By Patricia Hanbidge

Saskatoon School of Horticulture Principal

Another year, and yes, another St. Paddy’s and all that goes along with that! March 17 marks a special day for those of us who are Irish — and those that would like to be! This day is celebrated by people from all backgrounds in many parts of the world. St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of all that is green and people help to make the day special by wearing something green.

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