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CropConnect Conference 2020

Posted: November 13, 2019

CropConnect Conference dates are February 12 & 13, 2020 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Manitoba Oat Growers Association, Manitoba Seed Growers Association, the National Sunflower Association of Canada, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association and Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. make up the host committee for the CropConnect Conference.

CropConnect will run for two days offering a wide range of speakers, access to crop specific information, a tradeshow, and a banquet. The event will also include the nine participating organizations’ Annual General Meetings. Note: Registration is NOT required to attend the annual general meetings.

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Amalgamation Talks Continue with Vote to Occur February 2020

Posted: September 18, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carman, MB – September 18, 2019 – Five Manitoba commodity groups continue to move forward for potential amalgamation with the continued commitment to providing information to members. Members will vote in-person at the annual general meetings as part of the CropConnect Conference on February 12 and 13, 2020.

The steering committee comprised of directors from the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Winter Cereals Manitoba, Inc. (WCMI) and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) with assistance from their legal counsel have drafted bylaws of the potential new organization (NEWCO), as well as a draft of the amalgamation agreement.

Click here to read the full: News Release – Amalgamation Talks Continue with Vote to Occur February 2020

NEWCO draft documents:
DRAFT By-laws
– DRAFT Amalgamation Agreement

Background Information:
The annual general meeting dates of the five organizations, as part of the CropConnect Conference, are:
• National Sunflower Association of Canada – February 12, 2020 at 10:50 a.m.
• Manitoba Corn Growers Association – February 12, 2020 at 12:10 p.m.
• Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. – February 12, 2020 at 2:40 p.m.
• Manitoba Flax Growers Association – February 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
• Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association – February 13, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
Registration for the CropConnect Conference is not required to attend the annual general meetings.

Time to start thinking about Desiccation

Posted: August 12, 2019

As sunflower are starting to move into the R6 stage around the province, growers needs to start considering whether they will Desiccate their sunflower crop. Desiccation is used to quicken dry-down of sunflower heads.  Desiccants decrease losses due to inclement weather, lodging and bird depredation by speeding up the dry-down process.

Read our special DESICCATION Bulletin here.

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Five Manitoba Commodity Groups Release Updated Amalgamation Proposal for Vote in 2020

Posted: December 13, 2018

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Five Manitoba Commodity Groups Release Updated Amalgamation Proposal for Vote in 2020

Carman, MB – December 11, 2018 – Farmer directors from five Manitoba grower organizations have updated a proposal to amalgamate into a new not-for-profit organization focused on research, communication and market development. The five associations want to hear from farmer members over the next year, with a vote to amalgamate planned for each organizations’ annual general meetings in February 2020.

The steering committee comprised of directors and staff from the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC), Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) and Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. with the assistance of consultant Rob Hannam of Synthesis Agri-Food Network have addressed many of the concerns heard through the January 2018 consultation period and at the 2018 annual general meetings in February.

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NOTICE: NSAC Annual General Meeting

Posted: November 30, 2018

2019 NSAC Annual General Meeting
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

AGENDA
10:50 a.m. – Call to Order
10:55 a.m. – Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting
11:00 a.m. – 2018 Financial Report
Appointment of Auditors
11:10 a.m. – Board and Executive Director Report
11:15 a.m. – Other Business
Manitoba Commodity Organization Amalgamation Proposal
11:30 a.m. – Adjourn

Registration to the CropConnect Conference is not required to attend the Annual General Meeting.
For more information on CCC or to register, please visit www.cropconnectconference.ca 

News Release: Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. Joins Amalgamation Talks

Posted: November 22, 2018

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carman, MB – November 22, 2018 – Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc. (WCMI) has joined with four other like-minded grower organizations to explore a potential amalgamation with the commitment to consultation and allowing membership to make the decision.

“As the WCMI board of directors looked to the future of winter cereals in Manitoba, the time was right to join the discussion with fellow commodity groups to explore a potential amalgamation with the understanding that membership will make the decision,” said Doug Martin, chair of WCMI.

WCMI directors Doug Martin and Allan Olinyk will join the steering committee consisting of directors and staff from the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA).

Click here to read the full news release.

2018 Sunflower Variety Performance Trials SUMMARY

Posted: November 21, 2018

VPT Results imageThe Manitoba Sunflower Variety Performance Trials (VPT) is organized and conducted by the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) in co-ordination with Manitoba Agriculture. This was the 12th year that the NSAC has coordinated the trials, which continue to serve as an important tool for sunflower growers with regional third-party performance data on various varieties. The hybrids tested in the trials are actively being pursued by sunflower breeding companies in Manitoba and may be in the experimental stage or registered under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
In 2018, the NSAC coordinated the VPT in four locations across the province: Melita, Carberry, Marquette and Rossendale.

2018 Sunflower Variety Performance Trial Summary

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