Monthly Archive

June 2017

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Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Richardson International Making Acquisitions in Europe

Winnipeg-based Richardson International has acquired European oat millers. The company, which is based in Bedford, England, is a leader in the oat milling business. It's the second-largest oat mille... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

"Field Heroes" Campaign Encourages Use of Beneficial Insects

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has launched a new public awareness campaign – Field Heroes. The Field Heroes campaign encourages growers and agronomists to consider the use of benefici... read more..

Agriculture News
Craig Hemingway

Holdfast-area Farmer Wins Invention Award at Farm Progress Show

Ryan Dennis, a farmer from the Holdfast area, took his farmyard invention - the Better Buncher - to Canada’s Farm Progress Show last week. He says the show was a great way to showcase his product whi... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Hundreds of millions of dollars spent at Farm Progress Show

Organizers for last week's Canada's Farm Progress Show in Regina are pleased with this year’s event. This year marked the show's 40th anniversary and featured gate discounts, new programming with an ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Hundreds of millions of dollars spent at Farm Progress Show

Organizers for last week's Canada's Farm Progress Show in Regina are pleased with this year’s event. This year marked the show's 40th anniversary and featured gate discounts, new programming with an ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

North American Ag Leaders Conclude Meetings

Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada and United States Secretary of Agricul... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Native Prairie Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan

This week is Native Prairie Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan. It’s a celebration dedicated to raising awareness of our grassland ecosystem in the province. A number of activities and field tours ar... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

PAMI, SaskCanola Celebrate 25 Year Partnership

Humboldt based Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute(PAMI) hosted meetings last week with representatives from SaskCanola. The sessions were coinciding with a 25 year celebration of the agricultur... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Alfalfa Weevils causing some serious damage to some crops

Producers are being advised to keep a lookout for any problems with Alfalfa Weevils. Lorne Klein is a Regional Forage Specialist and says he’s been hearing reports of significant weevil populations s... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Soil health workshops being held across the province later this month

An Agro-ecologist from New Zealand is the key presenter for a couple of soil health workshops being held in the Province. Nicole Masters of Integrity Soils will give farmers more information on soil ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Saskatchewan Pastures Program plan released

The Ministry of Agriculture has released its plan for the wind down of the Saskatchewan Pastures Program. The Saskatchewan Pastures Program consists of approximately 780,000 acres located at 50 sites... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Farmers encouraged to wear plaid for dad

Leading up to Father’s Day the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association are encouraging all producers and colleagues to wear plaid on Friday (June 16) to help raise funds and awareness for prostate ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Announcement on Saskatchewan Pasture Program coming shortly

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart was holding his cards close to his chest this week when he spoke at the Saskatchewan Stock Growers AGM and Convention. The Province is planning on winding down the S... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Elanco Donates $10K to Beef Drive Campaign

Once again cattlemen are being encouraged to take part in the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Beef Drive Campaign for the Province’s food banks. One of the highlights of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Ann... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Labour shortage a growing concern in the ag industry

The growing labour shortage in the agriculture sector has some people looking at going through the paperwork to hire foreign workers. Bill Martin an Agriculture Director with ILC Agricultur... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Gladmar ranchers win Environmental Stewardship Award for 2017

The Environmental Stewardship Award for 2017 was handed out during the Saskatchewan Stock Grower’s Banquet last night in Moose Jaw. This year’s award winners are Mark and Laura Hoimyr Box H... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Saskatchewan Stock Growers AGM in Moose Jaw

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers are gathered at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw for their AGM and Convention. The event started Sunday with a tour of the new JGL Assembly Yard while the group will hear a nu... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

2nd annual 'Win the Bin' a success in Swift Current

At 2nd annual "Win the Bin" event held at the Ag and Ex in Swift Current on June 9th: Michael Klink is a farmer and rancher south of the SWT grain terminal near Gull Lake. "We mostly grow oa... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Canola Heating Up

There have been reports of canola heating up in the bin. Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, explains how this might happen. "We did have some canola go in the bin at a... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Provincial Crop Update

Seeding operations are almost complete as 94 percent of the Provincial crop is now in the ground, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report Most producers in the province have wrappe... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Southwest Students Learn More About Farming

This week’s Food Farm event in Swift Current was another success. About 160 Grade 3 students from Swift Current and area schools took part in this week’s Food Farm event. This was the first time at ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Water Quality Meeting Sheds Light on the Important of Testing Water Sources

Producers taking part in a water quality meeting in Leader heard more about the importance of testing their water sources. Regional Livestock Specialist Colby Elford says one of the things producers ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Sask Wheat Seeking Consultation Prior to Accommodating American-Grown Wheat Sold in Canada

Sask Wheat wants the Federal Government to hold public consultations before any changes are made to the Canada Grain act for U.S. wheat varieties. There have been calls to accommodate American-grown ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Federal Ag Minister Working To Strengthen Canada-U.S. Bilateral Partnership

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture had their first face to face meeting yesterday in Toronto. The two discussed priorities and underlin... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Canadian Farm Debt Continues To Rise

Canada’s total outstanding farm debt continued to climb in 2016, reaching $96 Billion as of December 31st. That’s a 7.3% increase over 2015 levels, according to Statistics Canada. JP Gervais is the ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

U of S Holds Its Spring Convocation

The University of Saskatchewan is holding its spring convocation this week at TCU Place in Saskatoon. The U of S Spring Convocation this year involves a total of 3,419 students The graduation cere read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Cattle Markets Hitting Seasonal Peak

This is the time of year that the cattle markets usually start to cool off. That from Brian Perillat, manager and senior analyst with CanFax. “We've continued to have some pretty strong cattle marke... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Sprayer Time For Many Farmers

With seeding operations wrapping up it will be back on the sprayer for many producers as they try to get a handle on any early insect or weed concerns. Dr Tom Wolf is co-owner of Agrimetrix and says ... read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Downed Power Line Causes Delays in the Field, No Injuries

SaskPower is reminding farmers to stay alert and look up and live. During the Month of May alone there have been 91 farm related power line accidents in Saskatchewan. One of which took place yeste read more..

Agriculture News
Hayley Hart

Provincial Insect Specialist Reminding Farmers to Check Their Crops for Insect Damage

Now that the majority of the crop is in the ground, farmers are heading back out to check for any problems. Patchy spots in the field can sometimes be related to insect problems. Provincial Insect read more..

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