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Hay Situation and Price Update for August

Most areas of the province are reporting the completion of 2nd and/or 3rd cut alfalfa with some areas waiting to take the final cut and others reporting that straw is in short supply. This past month, MFGA carried out a short survey across the province (see survey link below) asking about the forage situation on your farm. We also surveyed the MAFRD forage staff and various forage industry personnel to get their impression of hay prices and the hay situation as of mid-August. Read the full report here.

River data: super computer sought to tell futures!

Manitoba group wants to implement computerized modelling system to improve forecasting ability in the Assiniboine basin. Excerpt from June 18 edition of the Western Producer Read the full article here.

Participate in 2 Quick MFGA Surveys

Would you be interested in training  to become a volunteer weather observer with CoCoRaHS? (PARTICIPATE IN OUR SURVEY)

Tell us about your hay situation. Please take this QUICK 6-QUESTION SURVEY.

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