Monthly Archive

May 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Flea Beetles Starting To Emerge

While most canola seed is treated with an insecticide to fight flea beetles, one agronomist says it's still important to scout for the insect. Angela Brackenreed, with the Canola Council of Canada, r... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

The Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards Trying To Help Local Farmers

Part of the current Growing Forward 2 ag policy framework helps with costs of implementing Beneficial Management Practices to reduce negative environmental impacts to soil, water and air. The Swift C... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

"Chances are the seed in that mustard came from Canada"

The grills will be heating up this May long weekend, and nothing completes that hot dog or hamburger like a dollop of mustard. Adele Buettner, General Manager of Sask Mustard, says Saskatchewan produ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Southern Saskatchewan Leading The Way In Latest Crop Report

Despite some recent wet weather in the province, farmers are still getting caught up on seeding. According to the latest Saskatchewan Crop Report, 30 per cent of the provincial crop is now in the gro... read more..

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Hayley Hart

Two New Ag Water Management Boards

The Saskatchewan Government is creating two Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards as a part of new legislation surrounding the Water Security Agency. Scott Moe, the minister responsible for t... read more..

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Hayley Hart

Wheat Growers Welcomes New Transportation Legislation

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, (WCWGA) is welcoming new transportation legislation introduced by the federal government earlier this week. Executive Director Robin Speer says western... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

U.S. Approves of New Animal Feed Containing Carinata

The U-S Food and Drug Administration recently gave approval to Agrisoma Biosciences to produce a new animal feed from carinata, which is mostly produced as an industrial oilseed. Steve Fabijanski, Pr... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

CFA Says Census Shows That Ag Is Poised For Success

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture says the recent results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture show that "agriculture is a dynamic, innovate sector that is growing steadily". The CFA is pleased t... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Pulse Growers Able To Access The Market In India Temporarily

A key issue for pulse growers in Saskatchewan has been market access to India. The country has recently granted Canada a three-month exemption from their new policy for mandatory fumigation of import... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Warm Weather Key Following Herbicide Application

With spring seeding well underway, many farmers are turning their attention to spraying for weeds. Provincial Weed Specialist Jeanette Gaultier has a few tips for producers before they head out onto ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Flax Council of Canada Urging Farmers To Test Any Farm-Saved Seed Before Planting Them

An increase in flax acres this year on the prairies could be a cause for concern. Agriculture and Agri-food Canada recently reported a 21% increase in flax acres for both Saskatchewan and Alberta, br... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Ideal Temperatures For Seeding Canola

Farmers are busy getting this year’s crop in the ground when the weather co-operates. Shawn Senko is an Agronomy Specialist for the Canola Council of Canada says soil temperatures are looking good no... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Canadian Durum Growers Concerned Over Italian Country Of Origin Labeling Proposal

Canada could soon find itself engaged in another battle over Country of Origin Labeling. The Italian government has submitted a proposal to the EU Commission that would require labelling on all pasta... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Hog Cash Markets Showing Strong Rally

Cash markets for hogs have experienced a really strong rally over the course of the last 2 weeks. That from Tyler Fulton of Hams Marketing Services. He notes that a rally at this time of year is typ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

2016 Ag Census Results Show Fewer But Larger Farms

Statistics Canada has released the results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture. Findings show that farm operators are slightly older and there are fewer farms in Canada than in 2011. The 2016 Census... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Grain Growers of Canada Looking For Bill C-30 To Be Extended

Grain Growers of Canada are calling for the federal government to extend the provisions in bill C-30 the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act that mandate the timely transportation of grain. The organizat... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Cattle Prices On The Rebound

Cattle prices have had a good run so far in 2017. Brian Perillat is a manager and senior market analyst with CanFax. "2016 was a really rough ride and hit some major lows in October and basically ev... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

MP Anderson Worried About The Ag Portfolio

Conservative Agriculture Critic ( and Cypress Hills-Grasslands MP) David Anderson raising concerns about what’s happening in the Ag Portfolio. He says Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay i... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Slow Start To Seeding For Producers This Spring

Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture has released its first crop report of the season. Cropping Management Specialist Shannon Friesen says cool, wet, snowy weather has delayed spring field work. S... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Sask Government to Stop the Saskatchewan Pasture Program After 2017

The Provincial Government is planning on winding down the Saskatchewan Pasture Program. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says managing private cattle is not a business that government should conside... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Is It Too Early To Seed Canola?

Farmers are weighing their options when it comes to seeding canola. Angela Brackenreed, agronomist for the Canola Council of Canada, says it all depends on a grower's appetite for risk. She notes th... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

WCWGA Looking For a Free Flow of Wheat Between U.S. and Canada

In the last couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of discussion regarding trade between Canada and the U-S. The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association wants to see Canada and the U-S harmonize regu... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Southwest Resident Wins The Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship Program

The winners of the 2017 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship Program have been announced. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart presented the four scholarships to students across Saskatchewan yesterday read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

2017 Crop Protection Guide Now Out

Farmers are being reminded to pick up the new 2017 Crop Protection Guide from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture. Brent Flaten the Ministry’s Integrated Pest Management Specialist says the book read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Rain Adds Delay To Seeding Season

Rain showers today and tomorrow will add another delay to spring seeding activities. Drew Lerner is the Senior Agri-Meteorologist with World Weather Inc expects things to turnaround later this week w... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Agricultural Institute of Canada Holds 2017 Conference In Winnipeg

The Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) hosted its 2017 conference this week in downtown Winnipeg. There were about 100 people from across Canada in attendance, including government managers, gr read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Discover the Farm Runs This Weekend at Kinetic Park

This weekend at Kinetic Exhibition Park, people from all walks of life will have a chance to discover the farm. The show, which is in its 6th year, includes a craft sale, animal exhibit, exotic bird ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Prime Minister Spends The Day Learning About Canola Production

In his fourth visit to Saskatchewan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited a farm near Gray to talk about Agriculture. Joining Prime Minister Trudeau was Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAula... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Grasslands, Wildlife Subject of U of R Student's Masters Project

Producers with Native Grasslands are being asked to be a part of the Grassland’s Song Birds Project. The birds are on the decline with five now being named Species at Risk -- the Sprague’s Pipet, the... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Prime Minister and Ag Minister Visit Sask, Discuss Ag Sector Issues

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay were in Gray, Saskatchewan today. The two visited an area farm and met with producers and farm leaders to discuss key issues i... read more..

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