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Manitoba farmers had a tough year

Jan. 2, 2012 - With seemingly never-ending problems, farmers in Manitoba had a rough 2011 and are hoping for a better new year.


January 2, 2012
By PortageOnline.com

Jan. 2, 2012 – With seemingly never-ending problems, farmers in Manitoba had a rough 2011 and are hoping for a better new year.

In an article from Portage Online, the President of
Keystone Agricultural Producers, Doug Chorney, said that the struggles of the previous years were extremely difficult, and if 2012 is more of the same, it will be tough for many farmers to survive it.

"In southwestern Manitoba, there's still a lot of water on the
landscape. It's going to take a lot more to solve their problems, and
compounding that is the infrastructure problems the municipalities face
in rebuilding from all the flood damage," he says.

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"But for the producers who did get a chance to get their crops in and
harvest a crop, it's certainly been a year they'll be happy with in
terms of prices."