News Notes From The CWB – for Oct. 11, 2010

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The CWB has sent a revised recommendation to the federal government for increases to the 2010-11 initial payments for wheat, durum and barley. Amounts will be announced when the approvals process is completed later this fall.

Anewweathere-newsletteris now available for Prairie farmers, free of charge. Called WeatherFarm Weekly, the e-newsletter provides an overview of agronomic weather maps, world weather highlights, features from and weather photos. Subscribe at

Farmers should be aware that Oct. 31, 2010, is the deadline to sign up for several delivery contract programs, including Series A, Wheat and Churchill Storage Programs, and all of the Identity Preserved Contract Programs. For more details, go to

The 2010-11 Series A sign-up deadline for Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) has been extended from Sept. 30 to Oct. 18, 2010.

A new contest is calling on Canadians to submit fun photos of themselves and their favourite pasta to celebrate World Pasta Day on Oct. 25. The contest recognizes Prairie “spaghetti farmers,” who grow the durum wheat for the world’s best pasta. Full contest information is available at



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