Farm building code requirements changing

Province of Manitoba

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The Manitoba government is supporting the long-term, sustainable growth of the agricultural sector by removing unnecessary regulatory requirements on the construction of farm buildings, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced Jan. 25, as part of the province’s commitment to Red Tape Awareness Week.

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Busy year for Silver Spurs

By Makenna Sumner

Neepawa Silver Spurs 4-H Club

The Neepawa Silver Spurs 4-H Club have been busy so far. This year we have four members. In September and October, we had weekly riding meetings with our instructor, Tara Levandoski. Horseback riding is fun! In November, we had our first business meeting to plan our activities for the rest of the year. 

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Manitoba Ag Days: Building on 40 years of success

By Miranda Leybourne

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The City of Brandon is looking excitedly ahead to the 40th anniversary of Manitoba Ag Days, going so far as to officially proclaim Jan. 17-19 “Manitoba Ag Days”. But it’s not just Brandonites that are gearing up for the big event -- people from all over the province, the country and even the United States will be flocking to the Keystone Centre to take part in the historic event, including over 550 exhibitors and 60 speakers, including CBC’s Terry O’Reilly, the Little Potato Company’s Angela Santiago, Oil World’s Thomas Mielke, World Weather Inc’s Drew Learner and more. In addition, 17 new products will be marketed at the show this year, all revolving around the theme “Agriculture -- Think Global, Act Local”.

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Happy holidays to all of you

By Patricia Hanbidge

Saskatoon School of Horticulture Principal

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, but also to plan for the upcoming year. For gardeners, it is a chance to take the time to look at what worked over the last growing season and of course, what didn’t! If you happen to be a gardener who found that not much worked, don’t worry — there is still hope! Each of us will have had different experiences that reflect our tastes, styles and the level of expertise we have as gardeners.

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Old and new ways of bringing in the crop

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Photo by Courtney Single

It was old meets new for the Single family last weekend. Single Bridge Ranch, a father-son partnership between David and Brad Single, were using their 2006 John Deere 9760 combine to harvest a crop of spring wheat at Waldersee.  With the help of family, neighbours and friends, they were also using a circa 1943 John Deere threshing machine. The threshing machine is currently owned by cousin Ron Mitchler, but it’s been in the family for a long time– it was owned by Brad’s great-grandfather.