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April 2018

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Bill C-49 moves ahead

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is welcoming news that Transport Minister Marc Garneau has supported several key Senate amendments to Bill C-49 and that the House of Commons will soon be ready ... read more..

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Minister Garneau accepts key amendments to Bill C-49

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has accepted key amendments to the oft-delayed Bill C-49, including ones recommended by the grain industry. Those amendments include changes to long-haul inter... read more..

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Nutrien temporarily laying off 1300 workers

Rail transportation issues have plagued grain shipments through the winter months, and those problems are affecting other ag-related commodities. Fertilizer giant Nutrien announced on Thursday it is ... read more..

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Safety urged when sharing roads with farm equipment

As seeding gets underway, motorists will be coming across oversized farm equipment travelling on the roads.  Farmers, drivers, and agricultural equipment operators are being urged to make road s... read more..

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Surprising numbers In Stats Canada Seeding Intentions Report

Statistics Canada released its Principle Field Crop Areas report Friday morning. Market Analyst Neil Townsend talked about the highlights. "The big headline number is going to be the canola number w... read more..

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Tories call on Ag Minister to take action on Bill C-49

Foothills Member of Parliament and Associate Agriculture Critic, John Barlow, is calling on Canada's Ag Minister to show some leadership in passing Bill C-49. Barlow says, for an amended Bill coming ... read more..

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Planting corn as a winter feeding option for cattle

Cattle producers across Canada are considering grazing whole plant corn as a viable winter feeding option. Dr. Bart Lardner from the Western Beef Development Centre says corn is a crop that grows up ... read more..

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Producers considering annual cereals as option for green feed or grazing

Lower hay yields and a shorter grazing season caused by dry weather last year are prompting more producers to consider annual cereals as an option for green feed or grazing. Lorne Klein, Regional For... read more..

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Grain shippers hopeful that CP trains keep moving

Grain shippers are welcoming the news that a work stoppage at CP Rail has been avoided for now following a recommendation from federal officials and the parties to hold a ratification vote. The Wes... read more..

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Research project to provide health benefits of consuming grains

A new research project at the University of Saskatchewan aims to provide Canadians with more information about the health benefits of consuming grains. The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, ... read more..

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Saskatchewan students can apply to represent the province at the Global Youth Institute

The Ministry of Agriculture is once again sending two students and their teachers, all expenses paid, to represent Saskatchewan at the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa from October 19 to 21 ... read more..

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Rail transportation a hot topic in Ottawa

Last week was the first ever National Grain Week hosted by Grain Growers of Canada. Members of the organization from across the country met in Ottawa to interact with M.P.'s and Ministers April 17 to... read more..

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FCC report shows farmland values continue to rise

In Saskatchewan, average farmland values jumped 10.2 per cent in 2017 after a 7.2% per cent increase in 2016. This according to Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) 2017 Farmland Values Report. FCC's Chief Ag... read more..

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Southwest has an increased risk of herbicide carryover

Farmers are just about ready to get this year’s crop in the ground, but they need to be aware of an increased risk of herbicide carryover this season. Daphne Cruise, Cropping Management Special... read more..

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Canadian Grain Commission to reassign five more wheat varieties in 2021

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced that five varieties of Canada Western Red Spring wheat will be reassigned to the Canada Northern Hard Red wheat class. Scientific trials showed that ... read more..

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Producers should be patient and wait until the right time to graze cattle

The first sight of green grass this spring may tempt producers to put their cattle out early, but a regional forage specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture says they should still be patient. Trev... read more..

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AAFC researching benefits of mechanical weed control

Mechanical weed control is gaining in popularity amongst Prairie farmers. The idea is to use a physical implement rather than herbicide to control weeds. Breanne Tidemann is a research scientist wit... read more..

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Abundance in red meat supplies putting pressure on cattle markets

    The cattle markets have been under pressure recently. That according to Brian Perillat, manager and senior analyst with CanFax. He notes the struggles in the hog markets, are also im read more..

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Canadian Federation of Agriculture President weighs in on trade issues

There's been a number of recent developments on the agricultural trade front, with talk lately that U.S. President Trump is exploring the notion of rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with hopes ... read more..

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Handling stress this spring

An Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist says, just like farmers maintain their equipment, they also need to prep themselves for the busy season ahead. Glen Blahey with the Canadian Agricultural ... read more..

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Update on CN Rail's grain movement progress

CN Rail says they delivered 6,038-grain cars across Western Canada last week, exceeding their weekly target of 5,000-grain cars. They say they've delivered over 5,500-grain cars for six consecutive w... read more..

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Possible strike at CP Rail

The possibility of a strike at CP Rail could be bad news for farmers who have already dealt with rail delays this year. Train conductors, engineers, and signal maintainers have been operating without... read more..

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Former Honey Bee GM Brad Nelson Passes

A longtime member of the agricultural community in southwest Saskatchewan is being mourned today. Brad Nelson, former General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Honey Bee Manufacturing, passed aw... read more..

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Ministry of Agriculture set to conduct more extensive clubroot survey

After clubroot was discovered in Saskatchewan last year, canola growers will be watching their fields more closely as they start to plant this year’s crop. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agri... read more..

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50 years of Red Angus Registration in Canada

50 years ago the Red Angus breed was officially approved for registration in the Canadian Angus herdbook. The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says the first record of Red Angus in Canada is the reco... read more..

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Canola straw used as a source of roughage by more producers

More producers are now baling their canola straw for use as a source of roughage for their cattle herds. Many have made the assumption that the straw left behind when harvesting canola would be too f... read more..

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Executive Vice President of CN Rail apologizes for grain Backlog

On Tuesday, CN Rail's Executive Vice President was in Edmonton talking with farm groups. Sean Finn says he wanted to come to Alberta to apologize for the grain backlog in person. "In March we did ap... read more..

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Cereals Canada continues to push for formal complaint against Italy

Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl says Canada continues to withhold from shipping durum wheat into Italy. The reason is that Italy has implemented Country of Origin Labelling on its pasta, which allo... read more..

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Barlow in Guatemala touring Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects

Foothills MP and Associate Ag Critic, John Barlow, is seeing first hand the effect Canadian agriculture producers are having across the world. Barlow is touring the works of the Canadian Foodgrains B... read more..

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Record funding for Ag research in provincial budget

A record amount of funding for ag research was announced in Tuesday’s provincial budget. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says one thing he’s pleased with is a record $31.8 million of th... read more..

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