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2017

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Top Stories of 2017 - #1 APAS speaking out against changes to the federal tax changes

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan {APAS} is speaking out against the Federal Governments proposed changes to the Federal tax rule impacting small business corporations. Todd Lewi... read more..

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Top Stories of 2017 - #2 750 cattle loss from wildfires in west-central Saskatchewan

It's almost a week now since the devastating fires hit west-central Saskatchewan. People are still dealing with the aftermath of last week's fires. The Ministry of Agriculture is reporting a total d... read more..

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Top Stories of 2017 - #3 Southern prairies hit hard by dry weather conditions

Crop development across the prairies is quite variable. That was the message yesterday from Bruce Burnett, Glacier Farm Media’s Director of Weather and Market Information. He recently wrapped ... read more..

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Top Stories of 2017 - #4 2017 Canadian Western Agribition breaks records

Canadian Western Agribition was the first event to be hosted by the new International Trade Centre and organizers are calling it a success. It took some time to put the numbers together but organizer... read more..

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Top Stories of 2017 - #5 Clubroot affecting crops in northwest Saskatchewan

Clubroot disease has been found in crop district 9B in northwest Saskatchewan. The disease has been found in one field that is heavily infested. SaskCanola Research Manager, Errin Willenborg believe... read more..

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Provincial crops average for 2017

2017 started out with lots of moisture and early spring, which allowed some producers the opportunity to get out and wrap up the harvest from last year. Shannon Friesen is the Acting Crop Management ... read more..

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APAS president says 2017 was another successful year

2017 was another successful year in the Ag sector. The overall crop production was better than anticipated given the dry conditions, those dry conditions also impacted hay and pasture conditions and ... read more..

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CEO of FarmLead reviews the pulse and wheat market going into 2018

There was some tough news coming at the end of 2017 for Saskatchewan Pulse producers. India, our largest importer of Canadian pulse production, imposed a 50% tariff on Yellow Peas, and a 30% tariff o... read more..

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Peoples generosity a highlight for the president of SSGA

The cattle industry in Saskatchewan battled its share of major issues in 2017 from wildfires to the TB investigation and water quality issues. Shane Jhanke is President of the Saskatchewan Stock Gr read more..

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A Busy Year for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has been hard at work representing Canadian Beef on the international stage this year. Executive Vice President of the CCA, Dennis Laycraft, says each tra read more..

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2017 another busy year for the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association

2017 was another busy year for the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. Ryan Beierbach is Chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association and says they met with Federal and Provincial read more..

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A review of the Business Risk Management programs set to begin in 2018

A review of the Business Risk Management programs is set to begin next year. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has set up an 11 member external review panel that consists of academics, read more..

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Barlow Reflects on Biggest Ag Challenges in 2017

When reflecting on 2017, Foothills M.P., John Barlow, says having Canada's Trade Agreements at risk has been a challenge. The Associate Ag Critic says, in his mind, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is read more..

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CN and CP rail exceed their maximum grain revenue entitlements

The Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled that revenues for CN and CP Rail have exceeded their Maximum Grain Revenue Entitlements for the 2016-17 Crop Year. CN was over $5 million 700 thousand d read more..

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Bad news for Saskatchewan pulse growers

It's not the news pulse producers wanted to hear this Christmas as it's another hit for Canadian Pulses, especially for producers here in Saskatchewan. India has now imposed a 30% duty on lentils a read more..

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Provincial Ag Minister reflects on the big issues for the province in 2017

Provincial Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said 2017 was plagued with one issue after another in the province. He says the weather was a key issue for the Ag sector in the province this year. He read more..

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India Issues 30 Per Cent Import Duty on Chickpeas and Lentils

There's more bad news for Canada's pulse industry. India has decided to impose a 30 per cent import duty on chickpeas and lentils, effectively immediately. The Indian government says "production o read more..

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Tax changes and trade key issues in 2017 for Federal Ag Minister

2017 had many key issues and highlights for Federal Ag Minister, Lawerence MacAulay. MacAulay said that a key issue for farmers in 2017 was the Federal Governments proposed Small Business Tax Chang read more..

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FarmLead and APAS setting up charitable partnership

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan's [APAS] Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program is getting a bit of a boost. FarmLead is an online grain marketplace that allows buyers and s read more..

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Former Chief Ag Trade Negotiator Discusses NAFTA Outcomes

Former Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator for Canada Mike Gifford was in Winnipeg last Friday, speaking at the 22nd Annual Fields on Wheels Conference organized by the University of Manitoba and th read more..

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Regina based company enters 20 year deal with Fibreco Export

AGT Food and Ingredients Inc is entering into a 20-year terminal services agreement with Fibreco Export at the Port of Vancouver. The long-term terminal services agreement will see Fibreco build an read more..

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Farmers at Risk Waiting for Bill C-49 to Pass

The Alberta Wheat Commission says, Canadian farmers are being put at risk waiting for Bill C-49 to pass, also known as the Transportation Modernization Act. Bill C-49 contains provisions which will read more..

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Saskatchewan man charged in stealing over one million dollars in agricultural equipment

A Saskatchewan man charged with stealing 1.2 million dollars' worth of stolen farm equipment pleaded guilty Friday to 18 counts in connection with the theft. Iain Stables entered the plea relating read more..

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Majority of Bovine TB testing expected to be completed by the end of year

The majority of the on-farm testing for Bovine TB in select herds is expected to be completed by December 31, 2017. The testing stems back to a positive test by the U-S for Bovine TB that was found read more..

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Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association overwhelmed by the generosity of people for wildfire relief

The President of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association says the generosity of people has been overwhelming when it comes to the Wildfire Relief Fund donations. Shane Jhanke says they reached the... read more..

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Bill C49 stalled in Senate

The Ag sector has been calling for quick passage of Bill C49 that's the Federal Government's Transportation Modernization Act. The bill was introduced back in May, and passed third reading in the H read more..

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Canadian wheat production highlighted in USDA Report

Canada's wheat crop had a number of mentions in Tuesday's USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. The report raised Canada's wheat crop by three million metric tons, bri read more..

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Herbicide-resistant a growing problem for farmers

Herbicide-resistant weed issues are becoming more of a concern for farmers. The Latest Weed Resistance Surveys were done in 2014 in the Parkland area of the Province and in 2015 in the Grasslands a read more..

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CGC pleased with Harvest Sample Program response

There's been a great response so far to this year's Harvest Sample Program being administered by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Chemist Twylla McKendry explains what they do with the informatio... read more..

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Seed testing key to improving crop quality

Farmers will want to start thinking about lining up seed tests for Spring seeding next year. Allie Noble is a Crops Intern with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture. She says it's important to k read more..

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