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2018

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New Crop Missions Promote High-Quality Canadian Crop

An Assiniboia area farmer took part in the Canadian Wheat New Crop Missions this year.  Scott Hepworth is Vice Chair of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and was helping to prom... read more..

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Canadian Foodgrain Bank Donations Increase

Saskatchewan residents are known as being extremely generous when it comes to helping people in need. Rick Block is the Provincial Co-ordinator for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. He says for fiscal 2... read more..

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BC Bovine TB Investigation Moves Into Saskatchewan

The investigation into a case of Bovine TB that was identified in BC back in November has now expanded into Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Lab tests confirmed the case of Bovine TB in an animal from... read more..

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CCA Looks Back On 2018

Trade was one of the priorities for the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) this year. Executive Vice President, Dennis Laycraft, says they started 2018 travelling during Trans-Pacific Partnership... read more..

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BASF Global Canola Manager Says Clubroot The Biggest Threat

Garth Hodges, the Global Canola Manager for BASF, was at the Farm Forum Event earlier this month in Calgary, speaking about how clubroot is the biggest threat to canola production worldwide. The Cano... read more..

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2018 Canola Performance Trial Results Now Available

The 2018 Canola Performance Trial results are now available online. The small plot and field scale data booklet displays yield, height, lodging, days to maturity and calculated gross revenue val... read more..

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Changing The Conversation Around Food And Farming

A Horticulture Professor at the University of Florida says intellectual charity is how the agriculture industry is going to build consumer trust. Kevin Folta, who's a well-known advocate for agricult... read more..

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Safe Food Licence Deadline Approaching

Food business owners across Canada can now apply for a licence under the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations by accessing the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's online portal. Canadians are b... read more..

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USDA Releases 'Vanilla' Dec WASDE Report

'Vanilla' is the term being used to describe the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. That from Dan Basse, presiden read more..

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Government Invests In Swine Health Surveillance

The Government of Canada has announced it will invest up to $1.5 million in the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) to adopt a virus detection system to support animal health. Funded under the Canadian Agric... read more..

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Tight Supply Of Milling Oats Creating Market Upswing

There could be a lot more oats grown in western Canada next year. That according to John Duvenaud, publisher of the Wild Oats Grain Market Advisory. "The bulk of the oats are grown in Saskatchewan, ... read more..

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Assiniboia Farmer Promoting Canadian Durum

The Canadian Wheat New Crop Missions 2018 are well underway.  The missions are organized and coordinated through three organizations: Cereals Canada, Canadian International Grains Institute (Cig... read more..

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CFA Welcomes Senate Committee's Report On Climate Change

In a report released Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry says the federal government must protect Canada’s agriculture and forestry sectors from rising costs associated wit... read more..

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McDonald's To Reduce Antibiotic Use

McDonald’s has announced a policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics important to human health, which applies across 85% of the company's global beef supply chain. According to the World ... read more..

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Canadian Meat Council Disputes Food Price Report Findings

The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) says the 2019 Canada Food Price Report, released last week, makes assumptions that the cost of meat is set to fall because Canadians are adopting plant-based diets. The... read more..

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Autonomous Power Platform DOT Hits The Market Next Year

Farmers will be able to buy a driverless machine next year to use in their fields. The autonomous u-shaped power platform, dot, carries sprayer, grain cart, and seeder implements, and has been design... read more..

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Maritimer Serving As New Canadian Angus Association President

In 112 years of Canadian Angus Association history, only four presidents have hailed from the Maritimes. President Trevor Welch is from Western New Brunswick, and was at the Farm Fair International i... read more..

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U.S. Wheat Farmer Shares His Struggles With Selling Grain To Canada

A wheat grower from Montana shared his struggles with the invisible 49th parallel at Agri-Trade in Red Deer, Alberta last month. Previously, American farmers growing registered Canadian wheat varieti... read more..

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Statistics Canada Releases Production Report

Canadian farmers reported increased production of wheat and barley in 2018, while canola, corn for grain, soybeans and oat production was down from the previous year. Despite dry conditions, especial... read more..

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CP Rail Unveils New High-Efficiency Trains

Earlier this week, CP Rail unveiled its next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, Sask. The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and hi... read more..

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FCC Continues Support Of 4-H Canada

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is continuing its support of 4-H Canada, by providing $114,250 to 233 clubs across the country as part of the FCC 4-H Club Fund. The fund is part of FCC’s $250,000 annu... read more..

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Cattle Workshop Focuses on Impact of Drought and Feed Requirements

Producers in parts of Saskatchewan are dealing with the effects of back to back drought conditions impacting feed quality and supplies. It’s not uncommon to see a number of health-related issue... read more..

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APAS Granted Intervenor Status For Saskatchewan In Federal Carbon Tax Case

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has been granted intervenor status in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reference case on the Federal Carbon Tax. APAS President Todd Lewis said ... read more..

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Foraging into the Future raises the Conversation about Mental Health

Kim Keller, a co-founder of the Do More Agriculture Foundation moderated a Mental Health panel as part of the Foraging into the Future Conference. Amanda Douglas a Registered Social Worker with the F... read more..

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SCIC Updates Producers at Foraging Into The Future Conference

Producers taking part in the Foraging into the Future Conference had a chance to hear more about the Forage Rainfall Insurance Program. The program is administered through Saskatchewan Crop Insurance... read more..

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Livestock Producers Encouraged To Get Feed Tests

This year’s dry conditions have left some livestock producers looking for more feed. Regional Livestock and Feed Specialist, Leah Clark says with some shortages of perennial forages producers a... read more..

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Autonomous Technology Coming To Fields In The Next Five Years

The rapid change in crop protection technology was one of the topics presented at the Farm Forum Event in Calgary. On Wednesday, December 5, Warren Bills with Xarvio Digital Farming Solutions shared ... read more..

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Investment in Irrigation Spurs Economic Activity

The power outage didn’t darken the Saskatchewan Irrigation Conference in Moose Jaw yesterday. Participants gave their presentations by candlelight without the use of technology. The lights wer... read more..

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Strong Voter Interest in SaskCanola Election

SaskCanola announcing the results of its 2018 director election. There were 1,159 verified and counted ballots; that’s a 35% increase in voter participation compared to the 2016 director electi... read more..

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Agribition Posting Strong Numbers for 2018

The numbers are finally in and organizers are pleased. Over 126,000 people took in Canadian Western Agribition this year. Highlights include more than 9,400 students and teachers taking part in the ... read more..

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