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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE B9 T HERE is a bit of dust in Manitoba winds these days. Just ask Manitoba Co- operator reporter Lorraine Stevenson, who returned looking like a coal miner after a trip across some southern municipalities during 70- to 90- km/ h winds April 15. But for the modern farm equipment and steel granaries in the background, her photographs of airborne and drifting soil could have been taken in the 1930s instead of 2015. Those photos and videos are posted on the Manitoba Co- operator website: manitobacooperator. ca. Turn up the volume and listen to the wind’s eerie howl. The story tells itself. These black blizzards occur all too often at this time year in southern Manitoba. Many would say the fact it’s only happening in the spring is a sign of how much progress has been made. True, this is a far cry from the past, when parts of the Prairies were on the verge of becoming incapable of producing a crop. Nowadays, the acres left to summerfallow are at an all- time low. The amount of tillage farmers use has been dramatically reduced. Even on those extraordinarily windy days, there were fields in which the soil was staying put side by side with fields in which soil was being lost. But should it be happening at all? Southern Manitoba is particularly prone to this kind of damage. Some of the most lucrative crops farmers can grow here, such as potatoes and beans, leave little residue behind after harvest. Farmers can’t control the wind, but they do have options for protecting their soils. They can plant cover crops or sow winter wheat in the fall after harvest. They can reduce or eliminate tillage or maintain shelterbelts to mute the wind’s force. Only some are using them. Several areas are now one heavy rainstorm — also common this time of year — away from serious overland flooding because the ditches are full of expensive dirt. Municipalities successfully lobbied for $ 1.9 million in disaster assistance to help clean drainage systems after one windy weekend in May 2008. What is more difficult to account for is the cost of lost productivity in the affected fields. That loss is higher than any lost productivity a farmer might incur through measures that would help keep the soil intact. The difference is, farmers don’t know how much wind erosion costs them because there are lots of variables that affect yields. They might even receive compensation if those plugged drains result in flooded fields that prevent them getting a crop. That’s despite the fact that under a little- known statute called the Manitoba Land Rehabilitation Act, municipalities have the authority to regulate tillage practices to control erosion, if approved by the provincial minister. Section 8 ( 1) states: A municipality may, by bylaw, provide for the regulation and control of tillage practices that, in the opinion of the council, are liable to cause rapid soil deterioration by wind erosion. “ The bylaw may contain provisions requiring adoption of the practice of strip farming, the growing of cover crops, the providing of trash cover or the spreading of straw or other refuse on cultivated lands, prohibiting the burning of stubble, prohibiting the cutting or requiring the planting of trees, requiring, prohibiting, or governing, tillage operations, and regulating or prohibiting the growing of crops in specified areas.” All three Prairie provinces brought in laws such as this one in the 1940s. Alberta has recently updated its statute; Saskatchewan’s was repealed in 2012. The Manitoba legislation appears to have been forgotten, but remains listed as active on the provin- RURAL REVIVAL LAURA RANCE winnipegfreepress. com BUSINESS SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 B 9 “ Experience the Essence of Service” John Chand 204- 781- 7737 www. johnchand. realtor Performance Realty Glen J. Sytnyk 477- 0100 www. glenjsytnyk. com SHAWN HENKE 2014 FORD OF CANADA SUMMIT AWARD Congratulations to Shawn Henke for achieving this prestigeous award. This award is presented to those who represent the best of the best for Ford of Canada. 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Help is just a phone call away. 204- 925- 0600 1( 800) 805- 8885 www. adam. mb. ca Farmers don’t need to let dust blow away hopes TORONTO — Target Canada is preparing to auction off dozens of store leases next week as its court- supervised windup continues. “ We’re looking forward to next week’s auction,” said Tracy Sandler, partner at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, which represents Target. “ We think it’s going to be robust and we’re looking forward to finalizing and entering into transactions that will let us maximize the value of our portfolio.” The U. S. retailer announced in January it would shut all 133 of its Canadian stores, only two years after its highly anticipated launch north of the border. In March, Target struck a deal to sell 11 properties to Oxford Properties Corp. and Ivanhoe Cambridge for $ 138 million before taxes. Sandler says it’s possible a number of other landlords will decide to buy back their properties during the upcoming auction. But no bidders came forward for 55 other properties by the deadline for next week’s auction and they have been returned to their landlord. The auction will be held next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Osler’s Toronto offices, according to a filing with the Ontario Superior Court. — The Canadian Press Target auctioning off dozens of store leases cial government’s website. Bylaws, fines and regulation are never the preferred way of making change. But on the basis of this, it is hard to justify disaster assistance or spending ratepayers’ money cleaning up a postwindstorm mess. There are no doubt farmers and organizations who believe no government would dare interfere with a farmer’s land management. They used to say that about stubble burning, too. Laura Rance is editor of the Manitoba Co- operator. She can be reached at 204- 792– 4382 or by email: laura@ fbcpublishing. com B_ 09_ May- 02- 15_ FP_ 01. indd B9 5/ 1/ 15 6: 15: 44 PM

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