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January 2018

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Conservatives ask where the Ag Minister is on trade negotiations

Foothills M.P. and Associate Ag Critic, John Barlow, says we need an Agriculture Minister who is vocal and willing to fight for Canada's priorities. Barlow says Prime Minister Trudeau has planned a read more..

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Sask Pulse holding Regional Pulse Meetings next week

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers are gearing up for their annual Winter Pulse Meetings. Producers are currently finalizing their cropping plans, looking at marketing options, lining up crop inputs and prep... read more..

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Soil salinity and seeding options focus of Forage Agronomy Workshop

Producers taking part in a Forage Agronomy Workshop had a chance to learn more about Soil salinity and seeding options. Most crops and forages will grow on slight to moderate salinity, barley and can... read more..

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Cereals Canada Wants Formal Complaint Launched Against Italy

The president of Cereals Canada says it's time for the federal government to get involved to help resolve a trade dispute with Italy. Cam Dahl notes that Italy will be implementing country of origin ... read more..

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Gull Lake native takes over as new Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Board Chair

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association has a new executive following last week’s AGM in Saskatoon. Rick Toney from Gull Lake takes over the role as Board Chair. Toney says one of the k... read more..

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"Do More Foundation" helps farmers with mental health

Farming and ranching can provide be a very rewarding life. However, it also has its share of overwhelming stress and challenges. Gronlid area farmer Kim Keller helped spark the mental health conversa... read more..

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Multi-pronged approach needed to deal with Fusarium Head Blight

Farmers taking part in the Durum Summit 2018 were reminded to use a multi-pronged approach when trying to deal with Fusarium Head Blight disease. Fusarium Head Blight (FHB} is a fungal disease that d... read more..

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Sensor Technology Advancing Rapidly In Agriculture

In recent years, the agriculture industry has seen the meeting of digital technology with traditional ag machinery. David Yee, vice president of operations at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Ins read more..

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Ag Minister talks about ADF Fuding and the Trans-Pacific Partership

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a $6.3 million dollars in Federal/Provincial funding for 24 livestock and forage related projects. The money is dispersed through the Province’s Agri... read more..

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Durum Summit sees close to 300 people take part

The 2018 Durum Summit was sold out in Swift Current on Thursday, with about 290 people taking part in the event. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart told the group that the Province’s high-qualit... read more..

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Dr. Joe Schwarz speaks at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference

It was a full day of top quality speakers and presentations Thursday for Day 1 of the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Saskatoon. One of the keynote speakers was Dr. Joe Schwarz from McGill U... read more..

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Canadian farmers feeling burnt out by governments red tape

Findings released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business show that Canadian farmers are feeling burnt out by government red tape. Ninety-Three per cent of farmers believe their regulatory... read more..

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Dairy Industry Optimistic For Year Ahead

NAFTA will be front of mind for Canada's dairy industry in 2018. Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Chair David Wiens says they'll also be keeping an eye on the TPP-11 deal and how that might affect dairy in ... read more..

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Durum Summit starts Thursday in Swift Current

Farmers looking at seeding Durum this year are gathering in Swift Current Thursday for a Durum Summit. Canada supply’s about 50% of the global durum market with the majority of that durum comin... read more..

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Japan May Become More Profitable for Canadian Beef

Tuesday morning, Canada's International Trade Minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne, confirmed an agreement that Canada will sign the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partners... read more..

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Beef Industry Conference opened Wednesday in Saskatoon

Wednesday marked the opening of the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Saskatoon. The annual event features some key speakers, research presentations and industry updates. Conference Manager S... read more..

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Trans-Pacific Partnership good news for Canada

News that there is a reported deal among the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is coming as good news for Canada’s Ag sector. CAFTA President Brian Innes says this is fantastic... read more..

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Intercropping gaining interest from producers in the southwest

The idea of intercropping is gaining interest; the concept focuses on planting and harvesting two crops in the same field. Last year about 50,000 acres of Intercropping occurred in Saskatchewan. Lan... read more..

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Canola Council Responds To Richardson Withdrawal

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) says despite the loss of funding from Richardson International, it will continue to move forward. In a statement released this week, the organization notes other ex... read more..

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Canada’s Agriculture sector hoping to see positive movement in this week’s NAFTA renegotiation

Negotiators from Canada, the U-S and Mexico are meeting in Montreal this week to continue discussions around potential changes for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Brian Innes is President of... read more..

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Business Risk Management Review Panel set to review programs that help farmers manage risks

Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay set up Business Risk Management Review Panel to evaluate the current suite of programs and their effectiveness. Those programs are to help farmers manage risks t... read more..

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Saline soils responsible for acres of non-productive land

Dealing with saline soils can be a big challenge for producers, especially in the southwest. Saline soils can have a big impact on crop production; in a field, they tend to be white areas with little... read more..

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New technologies available for plant breeders

A wheat breeder out of Saskatchewan says there a number of new plant breeding technologies hitting the field. Dr. Curtis Pozniak is a wheat breeder at the Crop Development Centre at the University of... read more..

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Economic impact of Agribition pegged in the 10s of millions

An economic impact shows Canadian Western Agribition provides a big boost to the City of Regina and the province each year. Agribition CEO Chris Lane says SJ Research Services conducted the study fol... read more..

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CASA educates about grain bin safety

Farm safety is always a concern and should be a priority.  As a farmer, you never want to find yourself in a position where you're trapped inside a grain bin. The Canadian Agricultural Saf... read more..

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Forage Agronomy Workshop next week in Swift Current

Producers thinking about seeding forages or cover crops this year may be interested in a Forage Agronomy Workshop next week in Swift Current. The Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards Executive Dire... read more..

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USDA Releases Multiple Reports Friday

The USDA released multiple reports Friday, including its January Crop Production, Quarterly Grain Stocks and Supply and Demand Reports. Market Analyst Brian Voth says there were no real big surprises... read more..

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Durum Summit set to address key issues

You may not realize it but Canada supply’s about 50% of the global durum market, the majority of that durum comes from southwest Saskatchewan. Next week, key players in the Durum sector are gat... read more..

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Market outlook warns of overproduction

The senior market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions says farmers have had to work harder over the past couple of marketing years. Neil Townsend notes in the past, high prices seemed to always... read more..

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Positive news are mustard in 2018

The Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission held their AGM last week. Executive Director Kevin Hursh says last year at this time Mustard pricing didn’t look all that competitive compared to... read more..

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