Province backs Westman bid for soybean facility

By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press 

A local group’s effort to attract a world-class soybean facility to the region has received a financial boost. The Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) recently secured a $75,000 grant from the province, through the Partner 4 Growth program. The funding is expected to help advance the WOLG’s attempts in attracting a multi-million dollar soybean processing facility to Manitoba.

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Beef Bits - Jan. 11, 2018

By Anja Van de Langemheen

Rapid City 4-H Beef Club reporter

Rapid City 4-H Beef Club had a re-organization meeting on Nov. 26. Executive this year are president Thijs Van de Langemheen, vice-president Wyatt Inglis, treasurer Justin McKee, secretary Brooklyn Hedley, club reporter Anja Van de Langemheen, Banner scanner Sierra Inglis and member Zane Finlay. Leaders are Deb Inglis, Diana Van de Langemheen and Doug Finlay; Christa McKee is our area representative. 

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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.

Read more: Provincial crop report - May 23, 2017