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WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weed killer glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer.

Prairie farmers fear train backlog

Manitoba farmers say their bumper crop could be left sitting in storage bins – and they could be out millions – if limited rail capacity prevents it from being shipped to market.

Ellis Seeds: Handing down the farm, one morning coffee chat at a time

The Ellis family of Wawanesa, Man., prove the key to farm succession success is great communication.
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Plant breeding: Selecting for success

The University of Manitoba’s Participatory Plant Breeding Program allows farmers to have a direct hand in crop variety development. Collaborating with plant scientists and breeders, farmers are invited to plant new cultivars of wheat, oats and potatoes and make selections on their farms with the ultimate aim of developing varieties that are ideally suited to their unique needs and growing conditions. » Read More

Developing the new blackleg resistance labelling systems

Blackleg levels on the Prairies have been going up, but research information on blackleg races and cultivar resistance, plus a new cultivar labelling system and a new diagnostic test, can help bring those disease levels back down. » Read More

2017 Manitoba Farm Women's Conference

November 19-21, 2017
Brandon, Man.
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Canadian Western Agribition

November 20-25, 2017
Regina, Sask.
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