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Lake Effect

I swam in Chain Lakes this past summer for the first time since I was nine. The Chain Lakes I know is a string of three tiny lakes in Southwest Manitoba, just off Highway 21 between Hartney and Deloraine. My family’s farm – the place I grew up and where my brother and his family...
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Canola market snapshot

Harvested canola acres have held at around 20 million in Canada over the past four years, producing larger volumes that have served the big four markets and allowed for increased sales into second wave markets such as South Korea and Pakistan.

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Meet Two Canola Ambassadors

Left: The People’s Dietitian Patricia Chuey attended Canola Camp in Saskatoon five years ago and says the event “sets the bar with its great people, variety of learning opportunities and open dialogue.” Right: Cookbook author Raghavan Iyer became a big canola booster after seeing how much the yellow fields reminded him of mustard fields in his native India.

Cookbook author Raghavan Iyer and healthy-eating advocate Patricia Chuey presented at a Canola Eat Well event in Winnipeg in June. These two food influencers and canola oil ambassadors show why grower investment in Canola Camp and Canola Eat Well is so important to the Canadian canola industry.

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The 24/7 Paradox

Michael Boehlje, the Purdue University ag economics professor who looks well past normal retirement age, lectured — and I mean lectured — at CropConnect in Winnipeg earlier this year. With high energy and a high voice, he rattled off 10 ways farmers can respond to an economic downturn. When giving examples of things done wrong,...
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