Issue 13 | October 2019
  
  
  
Features
Funding For Livestock Producers Experiencing Dry Conditions 
        
Ag Action Manitoba is offering funding for water source development, under the Managing Livestock Access to Riparian Areas Beneficial Management Practice (BMP 503). There is a cost-share ratio of 50 per cent government and 50 per cent applicant, with a funding cap of $10,000. To learn more, read the frequently asked questions or refer to dugout construction guidelines. Applications will be accepted on a continual basis until October 11, 2019.
 
Stretching Feed Supplies to Feed Your Herd Workshops
Workshops are being offered in October and November to help farmers faced with going into winter with low feed supplies.
 
Resources for Managing Dry Conditions
Visit our website for a list of additional resources to help manage livestock when feed supplies are limited. Speak to our livestock specialists for guidance on ration changes and local insight. The hay listing is updated daily with farmers who are seeking to sell or buy hay or straw.
    
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Controlling Tall Waterhemp

Tall waterhemp is a tier 1 noxious weed that has been detected in at least three municipalities in Manitoba this year. This weed is of particular concern, because it is a prolific seed producer, has documented resistance in the United States to at least seven herbicide classes (2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 15 and 27) and its seeds remain viable in the soil for several years. Visit our site for more detailed information:
 
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Food Safety Inspection Update
    
Manitoba Agriculture’s health officers play an important role in ensuring the safety of all food processed and distributed from provincially-registered facilities in Manitoba. Health officers inspect facilities to see if requirements under provincial legislation are being followed.
 
Officers assess recipes and processing methods, conduct building assessments for new facilities and respond to public complaints. There were 223 inspections conducted from April 1 to June 30, 2019. Read more on Inspection Services.


      
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The Possibilities in Protein 
    
Manitoba’s inaugural Protein Summit took place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Winnipeg. The summit officially launched the Manitoba Protein Advantage Strategy. This strategy supports Manitoba’s Economic Growth Action Plan and outlines goals to sustainably increase plant and animal production and processing, to drive economic growth and to create jobs in Manitoba. Two hundred people attended the event, including producers, processors, representatives from industry associations, academia, research and innovation organizations, economic development agencies and governments.
  
Program Deadlines
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For Farmers
Open for Applications Year-Round 
October 11, 2019
October 15, 2019
October 21, 2019
For Agri-Processors
Open for Applications Year-Round
November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
For Industry Service Providers
Open for Applications Year-Round 
October 11, 2019
November 15, 2019
September 27, 2019
September 19, 2019
September 13, 2019
September 12, 2019
 Various
 October 16, 2019
Wednesday
 October 17, 2019
Thursday
  October 29, 2019
Tuesday
Grocery Store Tour for Food Processors
Brandon
October 30, 2019
Thursday
 November 4, 2019
Monday
 November 5, 2019
Tuesday
 November 12, 2019
Tuesday
► November 12, 2019
Tuesday
 November 13, 2019
Wednesday
► November 17 - 19, 2019
Sunday - Tuesday
 November 27, 2019
Learn and Lead Seminar – Human Resources and the Board Portage la Prairie
(Brandon event to be held March 4)
   
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