Manitoba Ag Days kicks off this week, running Tuesday through Thursday January 19 to 21.
Producers from across Canada and the central United States will gather in Brandon to take in the latest agricultural production expertise, technology, and equipment.
Western Producer reporters will have daily coverage of the show, and you’ll be able to follow along as all their coverage will be posted below, including stories, videos, photos and social media posts.
The Producer’s Michael Raine, Robert Arnason and Ed White will provide readers with updates from the show in our live blog, as well as in print. Also at the show are journalists from other Glacier Farm Media publications – the Manitoba Co-operator, Grain News and Country Guide.
Allan Dawson, Jennifer Paige, Lorraine Stevenson, Shannon VanRaes, Greg Berg, Leeann Minogue, Scott Garvey and Laura Rance will also post to our blog.
— Ed White (@EdWhiteMarkets) January 19, 2016
VIDEO: Do cold calculations before buying equipment – BRANDON —The costs and benefits of buying new equipment can vary dramatically depending on why it’s being bought. That’s why producers have to apply different math to their equipment-buying decisions that accounts for why they are thinking of buying something new, say Manitoba Agriculture farm management specialists.
Manitoba Ag Days: Optimism reigns, if not euphoria – I wasn’t sure what mood I’d find when I went out to Manitoba Ag Days on Tuesday. Crop prices are far below those of the boom times of a few years ago, but they’re not disastrous. How are farmers feeling?