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Manitoba Flax Growers to Join Commodities “Hub” in Carman

Winnipeg, MB – February 12 – The Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA) is pleased to announce that it will be moving to Carman, Man., where Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) will administer its operations and programming, effective March 1, 2018.

The relocation follows the recent closure of the Flax Council of Canada’s Winnipeg office, where MFGA operations were being run.

Commodity Groups Release Amalgamation Report

Carman, MB – December 14 – In a watershed moment for agriculture in Manitoba, the five commodity groups that in May of this year began exploring an amalgamation are pleased to release a summary report highlighting the potential path towards a new, grassroots and farmer-driven organization.

The release of this report launches a consultation period for farmer members of the organizations to become involved in the process.

Shifting Demographics, Mindset and Assets

MFGA is pleased to co-host this great half day session “Your Farm Business in 2025: Shifting Demographics, Mindsets and Assets” featuring Jolene Brown, Kristjan Hebert, and Heather Watson.

Join us February 13, 2018 @ 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre

Register today @ https://www.eventcamp.ca/event/yfb2025

Get the Agenda here: Welcome to Your Farm…

News Release – Commodity Groups Develop Amalgamation Roadmap

Carman, MB – November 2 – The five commodity groups that signed an MOU in May to explore an amalgamation have met with Manitoba Agriculture, developed a comprehensive member consultation plan and are excited to announce the release of a summary report that will be made available to farmers in December.

“The silos of agriculture are crumbling, like it or not. It’s a change we’ve all observed over the years,” says Eric Fridfinnson, Chair of the Manitoba Flax Growers Association. “This approach – the approach we’ve been working on – has the whole farm in view. We want farmers to have access to commodity-specific information as well as resources that deal with the health and sustainability of their entire farm operations, from rotation BMPs to soil health to multiple-crop growing tips.”

Flax Market Snapshot for September 6th, 2017

The following PDF is the latest Flax Market Snapshot for September 6th, 2017. Click the link below to…

News Release – Exploration of Potential Commodity Group Merger Taking Shape

Winnipeg, MB – August 31 – The roadmap exploring the potential merger of five provincial commodity organizations is starting to take shape following a series of productive meetings and a unanimous commitment to ensuring the process remains farmer-driven.

“This is a watershed moment for agriculture in Manitoba,” says Myron Krahn, president of Manitoba Corn Growers Association. “The directors involved in this process still have a lot of questions and there is still a lot of work to do, but progress on developing a comprehensive member-consultation plan has been made. As farmers, we need to make sure we look at the health and sustainability of the whole farm and not just one commodity over another.”

Flax Market Snapshot for July 5, 2017

The following PDF is the latest Flax Market Snapshot for July 5, 2017. Click the link below to…

Working Group Hires Advisor to Explore Merger, Get Farmer Feedback

Carman, MB – June 22 – The working group comprised of the executive directors and general managers of the five commodity groups that earlier this year committed to exploring a merger are excited to announce the hiring of advisory firm Synthesis Agri-Food Network to begin the precursory process.

“We received many good proposals from qualified firms, but we are confident Synthesis will be able to hit the ground running, building on the progress we have already made with respect to working together,” says Monika Haley, administrator at Manitoba Flax Growers Association. “Synthesis’s outcomes were very clear and its timelines were in keeping with our commitment to progress and member feedback.  Rob Hannam and his team further strengthen our ability to continue working through the process of a potential merger of commodity groups.

“EAT RIGHT LIVE BRIGHT” RECIPE BOOK

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Flax Market Snapshot for April 28th, 2017

The following PDF is the latest Flax Market Snapshot for April 28th, 2017. Click the link below to…

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