As of September 18 theCanadian Foodgrains Bank HELP harvest located south of St. Pierre was done for 2012.
The last field which was 55 acres of soybeans yielded 37 bushel per acre and will be sold for about $15 per bushel.
“This was a very good price and good yield,” stated Harold Penner, Manitoba Resource coordinator with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
This made the community’s contribution an estimated $30,525 which is matched by the federal government at a rate of 4:1 for a total of $122,100.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian church-based agencies working to end hunger in developing countries by increasing and deepening the involvement of Canadians, in an effort to end hunger.
Through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) a number of grain producers in the region donate portions of their crops, or planted specifically to support the program.
Nationally the CFGB has delivered $514,717,753 worth of programming and shipped 1,005,725 metric tonnes of food and seeds to 76 countries around the world.