Monthly Archive

September 2012

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 39 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Agriculture News

Ag Minister Discusses PFRA Pastures

Patrons who have been using Ottawa's PFRA Community Pastures are being encouraged, by the province, to set up the legal entities needed to purchase the pastures. In the next 6 years, Ottawa plans t read more..

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Last Chance To Have Donations Matched

Farmers are encouraged to make grain donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank before Sunday.  Until September 30th, donations to the Foodgrains Bank’s Sahel Emergency Food Appeal will be matched do read more..

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Viterra Sale Date Pushed Back Again

The Chinese regulatory approval process continues to hold up Glencore's $6.1 billion acquisition of Viterra. Both companies have now extended the outside date for completion to November 15th to acc read more..

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Tweed Named Ag Committee Chair

The Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris has been chosen to serve as the chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. "It is an honour to chair a committee that read more..

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CWB Early Delivery Pool Deadline This Week

The Canadian Wheat Board is reminding farmers that sign-up for its Early Delivery Pool will close this week. This pool provides farmers with an opportunity for earlier guaranteed delivery before Ja read more..

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Pork Producers Urged To Contact Elected Officials

The federal government is recommending hog producers look into existing support programs to help them through the current crisis affecting the industry.  High feed costs, caused by the drought in th read more..

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Harvest Nearing Completion

Area farmers haven't had much to complain about this growing season.  And, it's almost over.  Saskatchewan's Weekly Crop Report shows nearly 90 per cent of our crops are harvested. "We've been bles read more..

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CCA Welcomes Research Focus

Research investment could put the cattle industry on more solid footing, says the president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association.  Federal and provincial agriculture ministers unveiled Growing Fo read more..

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Former Directors, Friends Of CWB Apply To Supreme Court

The eight former farmer-elected directors of the Canadian Wheat Board, as well as the Friends of the CWB, are hoping to take their case to the Supreme Court of Canada. Both parties filed their own read more..

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CWB Grain Starting To Move

Prairie farmers have begun delivering grain on CWB contracts, marking the first wave of tonnage through its new, voluntary pools. "There are big changes so farmers are asking a lot of questions abo read more..

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Agri-Innovators Committee Created

The federal government has announced the creation of an "Agri-Innovators Committee", a new national advisory body that will provide expert advice for federal investment in ag research and developmen read more..

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Mixed Reaction To Growing Forward 2

Farm groups across the industry are welcoming the federal and provincial governments' commitment to investing in agricultural research and market development in Growing Forward 2. The next five year ... read more..

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Funding For Canola Sector

Canada's canola sector will benefit from a targeted research and development plan to promote the industry's strategic growth. The Government of Canada is giving $43,000 to the Canola Council of Can read more..

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Help With Hay Shortages

Western Canadians don't often have a lot in common with their eastern counterparts.  But, on occasion, there is an exception to the rule.  Western producers are being encouraged to do what they can to... read more..

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Pork Industry In Crisis

The president of Keystone Agricultural Producers says he fears the current crisis in the hog industry could wipe out the industry.  Drought in the U.S. has led to record high feed costs, leading man read more..

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AgriStability, AgriInvest Cuts Part Of GF2

  Farmers will be eligible for less government support, during periods when income drops, over the next five years. Changes were made to both AgriStability and AgriInvest, as federal and provincial ... read more..

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Saskatchewan Signs

Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister has, reluctantly, signed on to a new agriulture funding agreement.  On Friday, Lyle Stewart and his colleagues from across the country put pen to paper on the Gro read more..

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Winds Cause Crop Damage

Saskatchewan producers are pushing ahead and, overall, continuing to make good progress with harvest.  56 per cent of the 2012 crop is in the bin. Harvest is 85 per cent complete in the province's read more..

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Ag Minister Meetings In Whitehorse

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart will meet with his federal and provincial counterparts in the Yukon as they try to finalize a new ag policy framework this week. He said he will be fi read more..

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Challenges For Canola Harvest

Farmers are dealing with the aftermath of wind that has damaged trees, farm yards, grain bins and canola crops.  This, on top on the insect and disease issues that have already taken a toll on canol read more..

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Beef Industry At Tipping Point

The Canadian beef industry isn't taking advantage of the opportunities in front of it, according to a new report released by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute. The CAPI study indicates the be read more..

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USDA Report Drives Oilseeds Higher

Oilseed markets moved higher in response to the tight soybean supply projected in the new USDA supply and demand report released today.. "The soybean yield was a little bit smaller than what the ma read more..

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Organic Study "Misses The Point"

An organic marketing specialist says a study from Stanford University, comparing the nutritional value of organic versus conventional food, misses the point of organic food production.  The research read more..

Agriculture News

Sask Pork Responds To Receivership News

Reaction is coming in following the news of Big Sky Farms entering receivership.  Neil Ketilson, General Manager of Sask Pork, says the Humboldt-based business provides 40 per cent of their producti read more..

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Commodity News Service Sold

  Glacier Media, the company that owns several major farm newspaper publications in western Canada, has purchased Winnipeg-based Commodity News Service Canada. Commodity News Service Canada broadcas... read more..

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Agriculture On The Agenda

Saskatchewan's Premier, Brad Wall, is leading a trade mission to Asia this week.  And, it's safe to say, agriculture will likely be on the agenda. "Saskatchewan has a powerful story to tell especia read more..

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Big Sky Farms Enters Receivership

High feed costs have forced Canada's second largest hog producer into receivership.  A court-appointed receiver has been put in place for Humboldt-based Big Sky Farms. "Feed prices, with the drough read more..

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Ag Ministers Meeting This Week

(file photo) Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz meets with his Provincial and Territorial counterparts in the Yukon and Whitehorse this week.  Ritz is hoping a new farm support policy framework read more..

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DMJ News

Smooth Sailing For Harvest

In recent years, farmers have been in a battle with Mother Nature.  Flooding in the spring, constant rain in the summer and then an early frost.  It has caused a lot of anxiety.  But read more..

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No Nutritional Difference In Organic Vs Conventional: Study

Researchers at Stanford University have conducted a major study comparing the nutritional value and health safety characteristics of organic and conventional food. The scientists reviewed 17 human read more..

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