The Manitoba government announced that it will invest up to $10 million to support the development of the Prairie Innovation Centre at Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon, Manitoba.
Manitoba’s crop insurance coverage is expected to increase for the upcoming crop year, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced.
Manitobans and visitors from North America were welcomed back to the annual Manitoba Ag Days exposition. Officials commended the resiliency of Manitoba farmers, who have faced significant challenges in recent years, and re-affirmed the government’s commitment to continue supporting the growth and innovation of Manitoba’s agricultural industry.
Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson has encouraged other ministers of agriculture across Canada to collaborate on strategies to guard against African swine fever and to continue finalizing an industry-led grocery code of conduct at a meeting with federal, provincial and territorial counterparts.
The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services is advising pork producers to take advantage of strong futures and lock in prices as new highs are established on a lot of the spring and summer month contracts.
The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services says, in spite of exceptionally high feed costs, 2022 was among the top three year most profitable years for North American pork producers over the past decade and similar trends appear to be developing heading into 2023.
The Strategic Advisor Agriculture with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services suggests an effective farm safety plan that that eliminates hazards should improve both the safety and productivity of the farm.
The Swine Health Information Center is requesting broad input from industry as it formulates the Plan of Work that will guide its activities during the coming year.
New technologies being developed on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc will allow abattoirs to classify the primal pork cuts according to their quality characteristics allowing them to be directed to the highest value customer.
The Strategic Advisor for Agriculture with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services says the key to maintaining a safe agricultural work place is to have a plan and to make sure everyone believes in that plan and follows it.