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October 2017

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Saskatchewan rancher talks about the positives about using hormones and antibiotics in cattle

There have been many critics and misconceptions over the years talking about the use of hormones and antibiotics in cattle. Adrienne Ivey and her husband have Evergreen Cattle Company at Ituna wher read more..

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Saskatchewan Pulse Growers directors election has begun

Voting in the Saskatchewan Pulse Grower Directors Election is underway. There are three nominees for two director positions on the Board.  Farmers have received or will soon be receiving a gree... read more..

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Sask Wheat Board elections underway

Elections for the Sask Wheat Board of Directors are underway. Ten wheat producers are vying for the four available positions on the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission. Candidates include: Da... read more..

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Canadian Pork Council Discusses Strategic Planning At Fall Meeting

The Canadian Pork Council held its fall members meeting this week in Ottawa. Chair Rick Bergmann says there were many issues discussed. "Our focus this year was strategic planning for our organizati... read more..

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Saskatchewan Agriculture releases its final crop report

Saskatchewan Agriculture has released its final crop report of the season.  Harvest has all but wrapped up, however, there are still some crops such as flax, soybean and sunflower left to be c read more..

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Managing pastures important after this year's hot, dry conditions

Managing pastures is key in any cattle operation, but it's especially important after this year's hot, dry conditions. That's according to Trevor Lennox, a regional forage specialist with Saskatche read more..

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Flax Yields Vary According To Soil Moisture

The 2017 flax harvest is wrapping up across the Prairies. Rachel Evans, extension agronomist with the Flax Council of Canada, says yields numbers will depend on soil moisture conditions. "It's going... read more..

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SCA holds cattle marketing workshop

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association [SCA] cattle marketing workshop has been well received. The group held their District Annual General Meetings yesterday in Brock and Swift Current. Running read more..

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Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association district meetings begin this week

  The Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association [SCA] District Meetings begin this week. CEO for SCA, Ryder Lee says they are holding a workshop prior to supper called 'What are your cattle w read more..

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Province to cover disposal of dead cattle from wildfire

  Provincial Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart is back at home after attending the Tri-National Accord Meetings last week. Stewart says staff kept him updated on the wildfire situation back h read more..

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APAS president cautiously optimistic on tax changes

Executives from the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan are in Ottawa this week. The groups Executive meeting with MPs, Senators and their staff during the Canadian Federation of Agric... read more..

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Barlow doesn't trust the Liberals about tax changes

Earlier this week, the Federal Government announced it will reconsider a series of proposed tax reforms. Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, decided against plans to limit the lifetime capital gains exem... read more..

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Saskatchewan Stock Growers raising funds for wildfire relief

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has launched a wildfire relief fund to help ranchers affected by devastating wildfires in Burstall, Leader, Tompkins, and Glentworth areas. Stock Growers Pr... read more..

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Honeybee Manufacturing honored with Canada 150 medal

Cypress Hills-Grasslands MP David Anderson handed out Canada 150 medals to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. Among the honorees in the National Building Category were Glenn and Greg Honey and Brad read more..

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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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SSGA helping fighting hunger with their Beef Drive

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is back with their Beef Drive to help fight hunger during the holiday season. SSGA President Shane Jahnke says our members just wanted to pitch in and hel read more..

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FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 7.2 million meals for food banks

Farm Credit Canada's Drive Away Hunger Campaign this year provided over 7.2 million meals for food banks across Canada. FCC's Manager of Community Investment Carla Warnyca says once again the commu read more..

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Shellbrook RCMP investigating reports of grain storage bags being slashed open

Shellbrook RCMP is currently investigating multiple reports of grain storage bags being slashed open in the RM of Canwood. The vandalism impacts producers' income as the grain is damaged when left read more..

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After wildfires in the province, SARM is lobbying for fire insurance for pasture damage

This year's dry conditions have led to some wildfires in the Province, and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities [SARM] is continuing to lobby the province for some fire insurance opt read more..

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Cleanfarms cleaning up obsolete pesticides

Now that the harvest is almost wrapped up, farmers are turning their attention to other fall work. One of the items on the agenda for farmers in the southern part of the province is getting rid of un... read more..

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Former Ag Minister Gerry Ritz receives beef industry award

The Canadians Cattlemen's Association has presented the former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz with the 2017 Beef Industry innovation and sustainability award. The award recognizes innovations that c... read more..

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Sask Party leadership candidate Alanna Koch says world market access is 'key for agriculture'

Saskatchewan Party leadership candidate Alanna Koch has been busy on the road talking with party supporters. During her campaign stop in Swift Current yesterday, she met with about 100 party suppor read more..

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Veterinary Technician Week proclaimed across the province

This week has been proclaimed Veterinary Technician Week in the Province. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says the veterinary technology profession is vital to the quality care of animals in Saskat... read more..

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Federal Government announces over $1.3 million in funding for the Canadian Animal Health Coalition

The Federal Government announced over $1.3 million in funding for the Canadian Animal Health Coalition. The $1.3 million is going to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition to help the group in its ef read more..

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Food Story event this Saturday in Moose Jaw as part of Ag Month

Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture is hoping to help educate the public on their food story this weekend. Val Pankois with the Ministry of Agriculture, and says the Food Story event goes this S read more..

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Canadian Western Agribition ready for first year in new facility

Canadian Western Agribition is just over a month away. The annual event runs November 20th to the 25th at Regina's Evraz Place. This year's show includes full use of the new International Trade Ce read more..

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Alberta government pulls funding from vet school in Saskatoon

  It came as a shock. The Alberta government announcing that starting in 2020 it would be pulling its $8 million dollars in funding for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon read more..

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USDA report shows lower soybean end stocks

  On Thursday, the USDA has released its October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. Dan Basse, president of Ag Resource Company in Chicago, says the big highlight wa read more..

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APAS covers variety of issues in first round of Fall District meetings

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan [APAS] is out touring the province holding their Fall District meetings. The first round of meetings was held this week in Assiniboia and Swif read more..

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BASF acquires significant parts of Bayer

More changes are coming in the world of farm seed and chemical manufacturing. BASF is acquiring key parts of Bayer's seed and chemical business for $5.9 billion euro. Bayer had agreed to divest so read more..

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