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February 2018

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MacAulay says government supports supply management as NAFTA talks continue in Mexico

Officials from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City this week for round 7 of the NAFTA Renegotiations. Earlier this week U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Canada for the way we... read more..

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Pastureland now will be covered for fire and flood damage

Many producers are welcoming new enhancements to this year’s Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Program, especially those in the livestock sector. Rick Toney, Chairman of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen&rs... read more..

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Farmers should look at ways to increase return on pulse crops

Farmers growing pulse crops usually focus on maximizing their productivity and yields, but they should also look at ways to increase their return on investment. Sherrilyn Phelps, an Agronomy Manager ... read more..

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Agriculture highlighted in 2018 budget

Agriculture received a few mentions in Tuesday's federal budget announcement. Some of the highlights included $75 million over five years to Global Affairs Canada "to establish a stronger Canadian di... read more..

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Forward hog contracts show weakness

The U.S. cash hog markets finished lower last week, with packer bids dropping to their lowest levels seen so far in 2018. That from Tyler Fulton, director of risk management with Hams Marketing Servi... read more..

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Meteorologist expects wet springtime

Some possible welcome news for Saskatchewan farmers this spring as early weather models are showing lots of precipitation. After 16 months of the driest conditions on record in Swift Current and the ... read more..

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Progress made on Canada-India pulse fumigation issue

Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to India last week, the two countries have committed to work to finalize an arrangement within 2018 to resolve the issue of pulse fumigation for Canadia... read more..

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Public Safety Minister want Bill C-49 to pass quickly

Farm groups are calling on the Canadian Senate to quickly pass Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, as producers continue to face a backlog of grain shipments by rail this winter. Public ... read more..

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Lots of potential for job growth, economic, and agricultural expansion with supercluster in Saskatchewan

A new plant protein supercluster in Saskatchewan will help Canada become among the top countries for agricultural production innovation, marketing and sales. That from federal Public Safety Minister ... read more..

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APAS president says railways have provided poor levels of service to shippers in the province

Farm groups across the prairies are calling on the Senate to move quickly to pass Bill C-49 amid new grain transportation issues for producers. Cold weather this winter is being blamed for a backlog ... read more..

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Discussions underway to determine the best system for funding pulse breeding after agreement expires in 2020

A long-standing agreement between Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and the Crop Development Centre to fund pulse breeding is set to expire in 2020, and work is underway to determine the best way to move for... read more..

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More meetings added to study the new Canada Food Guide

After some pressure from the agriculture sector, last Wednesday, the Standing Committee on Health indicated additional meetings will be added to study Canada's New Food Guide. There was a concern the... read more..

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Bovine TB investigation expected to wrap up this spring

The bovine tuberculosis investigation in Western Canada is expected to wrap up later this spring. The investigation started in September 2016, when a Canadian cow was found with bovine TB in an Ameri... read more..

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Former PM Brian Mulroney talks NAFTA

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney believes the current NAFTA renegotiations are going to take longer than expected. Mulroney, who negotiated the original NAFTA agreement over 20 years ago, was the... read more..

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Protein Supercluster receiving excitement from across the prairies

There’s a lot of excitement across the prairies around the Protein Supercluster Initiative announced late last week. The Protein Innovations Supercluster is one of five technology groups that w... read more..

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Former U.S. Presidential speech writer says NAFTA renegotiations need to happen in good faith

Farmers got some great insight into NAFTA and the current U.S. administration this week at the CropConnect Conference in Winnipeg. One of the keynote speakers was David Frum, senior editor for T... read more..

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Integrated Management Strategy best way to fight root rot in soybeans

With the recent rise in soybean acres, diseases such as Phytophthora root rot have also expanded throughout the province. That from Dr. Debra McLaren of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, who spoke ab... read more..

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Canada Needs to be an Original Signatory on CP-TPP

Signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CP-TPP) in March will be a priority for the federal opposition. Conservative Associate Agriculture Critic, John Barl... read more..

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Agriculture Awareness Day promotes job in the Ag sector

This week we celebrated Agriculture Awareness Day. Work being done by farmers, ranchers, agronomists, ag-chem retailers, veterinarians, research scientists and crop breeders all contribute to the suc... read more..

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CFIA waiting on final lab results to close bovine tuberculosis case that involved farms in western Canada

The CFIA is still waiting on final lab results to close the bovine tuberculosis investigation in western Canada. At this point, all quarantines related to the investigation have been removed, and no ... read more..

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Applications now open for Canadian Agricultural Partnership

On Tuesday, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay officially launched the six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). The partnership is a five-year, $3 billion read more..

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Health Canada launches consultations on food warning labelling

Health Canada has launched consultations on proposed front-of-package labelling. The public is invited to comment the government's proposal for mandatory front-of-package nutrition symbols for foods ... read more..

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Health Canada launches consultations on food warning labeling

Health Canada has launched consultations on proposed front-of-package labeling. The public is invited to comment the government's proposal for mandatory front-of-package nutrition symbols for foods h... read more..

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Food warning labels will be devastating to Canadian agriculture

The Liberal Government is looking to put warning labels on healthy food options. Conservative Associate Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, John Barlow, says the labels would be on items s... read more..

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Fababeans and soybeans becoming more popular in Saskatchewan

Producers taking part in last week’s Regional Pulse Meetings learned more about the new pulse lines being released this year. Crops like Fababean and Soybean are gaining more ground across Sask... read more..

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Ag Outlook Conference comes to Swift Current

Producers will get a chance to hear more about changes to the farming world today, as the Ag Outlook Conference is in Swift Current. There will be a wide variety of topics, ranging from recently-incr... read more..

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Ag Outlook Conference opens tomorrow in Swift Current

Tomorrow marks the Ag Outlook Conference in Swift Current. The event is sponsored by Innovation Credit Union along with Stark & Marsh. Garth Burnett says that with everything happening with trad... read more..

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CEO for Pulse Canada and Prime Minister heading to India later this week

Canadian Pulse’s Imports have taken a major hit in India over the last few months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to India for a state visit from February 17 to 23. The CEO for Pulse... read more..

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Saskatchewan Ranch Management Forum held this weekend in Moose Jaw

The Saskatchewan Ranch Management Forum opened on Friday in Moose Jaw. The sold-out event wraps up on Sunday. Colby Elford is a Regional Livestock Specialist and says the event is about enhancing pr... read more..

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Regional Pulse Meetings give economic, agronomic and marketing information

Pulse Producers taking in this week’s Regional Pulse Meetings are getting economic, agronomic and marketing information. Greg Kostal of Kostal Ag Consulting gave the Market presentation for the... read more..

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