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January 2014

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 31 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Agriculture News

AGM In Davidson Friday

Cattlemen are encouraged to take part in the Community Pasture Patrons first AGM. The meeting runs Friday, 10 AM at the Davidson Community Hall. Chairman Ian McCreary says a key issue for patron grou... read more..

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No Changes To COOL As Farm Bill Approved By US House

Colin Woodall in Calgary earlier this winter. US country of origin labeling (COOL) rules will likely remain in place for the foreseeable future as it appears the US government will not be repealing t... read more..

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Flax Bids Looking Attractive

Flax acres are expected to increase in Western Canada this year. "I'm looking at probably a 25 per cent increase, but others are looking at more," says Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research. read more..

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Former Ag Minister Urges Farmers To Pressure Ottawa On Grain Backlog

With MPs back in Ottawa this week, a former federal agriculture minister is urging farmers to put pressure on the federal government to resolve the grain backlog on the prairies. Saskatchewan MP Ra read more..

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Price Insurance To Boost Confidence In Beef Sector

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, along with elected officials from Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC, unveiled the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program at the Canadian Bull Congress in Camro read more..

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Grain Stakeholders Meet To Discuss Backlog

All the critical links in the grain transportation chain were represented at a meeting in Winnipeg last week, where they discussed how grain movement can be improved in both the short and long-term. read more..

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First Case Of PED In Canada

The first cases of a pig virus that has infected hundreds of hog operations across the US have been confirmed in Canada. Ontario's agriculture ministry says porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus ha read more..

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P&H Set to Acquire Weyburn Inland Terminal

Weyburn Inland Terminal has announced they have entered into an agreement for Parrish & Heimbecker to acquire all issued and outstanding common shares in the independent grain-handler. "The share v read more..

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Investment Made To Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of over $1.5 million to improve supply chain efficiency in the pulse, oilseeds, and grains industries. "Our Government continues to wor read more..

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Renewed Excitement About Flax

There's renewed excitement about growing flax in Western Canada, says the president of the Flax Council of Canada. "There's a lot of excitement today, mainly because the net returns per acre on fla read more..

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Grain Glut To Pressure Prices Into Next Crop Year

Farmers should be prepared for a lengthy period of lower prices, according to the president and lead analyst with ProFarmer Canada. Last year's record-sized crop and challenges with moving that cro read more..

Agriculture News

"Flax Reduces Cholesterol" Label Approved By Health Canada

Food company demand for flax is expected to increase now that Health Canada has approved food labels that say eating ground whole flaxseed can reduce cholesterol. "This is a very important step in read more..

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FCC Offers Assistance To Farmers Impacted By Grain Backlog

Farm Credit Canada says its reaching out to prairie farmers who might be impacted by delays in grain delivery to discuss cash flow options. The record-sized crop harvested last fall has created a b read more..

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CWB Buys Interest In SK Grain Handler

CWB has announced it has purchased a 10 percent stake in Prairie West Terminal, a farmer-owned grain handler in west central Saskatchewan. Together with the shares that were already held by CWB's s read more..

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Managing Your Bottom Line

Looking after farm input costs is key for any producer. It’s especially important this year as producers are looking at having to manage more carryover. "Costs seem to rise year after year particular... read more..

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Viterra Invests $5M In Wheat Breeding

Kyle Jeworski announcing $5 million for wheat breeding in Saskatoon Viterra has announced $5 million in funding for wheat research and breeding work at the University of Saskatchewan's Crop Developme... read more..

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Managing Farm Costs Information Session

Looking after your bottom line is key to any business including those involved in agri-business. Kevin Hursh is the Crop Production Week Communication Co-ordinator and says the public is invited to a... read more..

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Lower Loonie Makes Ag Exports More Attractive

Canadian agricultural exports are becoming more attractive as the value of the Loonie drops relative to the US dollar. The value of Canadian dollar has dropped by more than two cents US in the last read more..

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Crop Production Week Continues

Crop Production Week continues in Saskatoon, with farmers looking for the information they need to make their cropping plans for 2014. Ray Dowbenko, Senior Agronomist with Calgary-based fertilizer read more..

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New Winter Wheat Promotion Group Formed

A new organization aiming to promote the production of winter wheat was formally launched at the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon yesterday. Bayer CropScience, Ducks Unlimited Canada and new partn read more..

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COOL Remains Part Of US Farm Bill Talks

NCBA vice president of government affairs, Colin Woodall The fight over US meat labeling rules that the World Trade Organization has said discriminate against Canadian hogs and cattle continues in Wa... read more..

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DMJ News

Seed of the Year Honors Dr. Al Slinkard

If you've ever grown Green lentils in Saskatchewan, chances are you have grown lairds or you are at least familiar with them. Lairds have been chosen for the Seed of the Year West for 2013-14. Lairds... read more..

Agriculture News

Farmers Planning 2014 Growing Season

Farmers are having to sharpen their pencils in planning for the 2014 growing season, as last year's record production is making seeding and marketing decisions more difficult. John Duvenaud of the read more..

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DMJ News

Register For The Precision Agriculture Seminar

There’s still time to register for a Precision Agriculture Seminar next week in Saskatoon. The event is being held Thursday in conjunction with the Western Canadian Crop Production Trade Show at Prai... read more..

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DMJ News

Saskatchewan Challenges Quebec on Behalf of Oilseed Producers

Saskatchewan is launching a challenge against the Province of Quebec, on the behalf of oilseed producers The challenge is relating to Quebec’s policies on the sale of certain margarines, coffee whi read more..

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DMJ News

Soybean Prices Drop After Rain in Argentina

Saskatchewan producers have made a significant venture into the soybean market last year with a substantial increase in acres. Last week, however, producers did see a drop in soybean prices following... read more..

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DMJ News

More Travel and More Trade Deals in 2014

Canadian Farmers should look forward to more trade deals in 2014 says the Federal Agriculture Minister. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says he plans on more travelling and more trade agree read more..

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DMJ News

Keep Your Cattle Warm in Freezing Temperatures

Bitterly cold temperatures this past weekend has meant livestock producers were feeding extra rations. Murray Feist, Ruminant Nutritionist says grain can be better than hay in such weather. When t read more..

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DMJ News

Hog Producers Optomistic for 2014

2014 is expected to be a good year for the hog sector in Saskachewan. Lower feed grain prices and improvement in the market price are playing a key roll in the turnaround. "People are optomistic and... read more..

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DMJ News

Registration is Open for Crop Sphere

Farmers are being encouraged to register for this years Crop Sphere happening January 13th, 14th and 15th at TCU place in Saskatoon. The Crop Sphere brings together keynote speakers as well as some b... read more..

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