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May 2018

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Canadian Wheat Board legal action continues

It's another step in a long legal battle for friends of the Canadian Wheat Board. A Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench has ruled Ottawa must answer for the Harper administration's actions regarding the ... read more..

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WGEA pleased with quick end to the CP rail strike

Canada's grain sector breathing a sigh of relief following a quick end to the CP Rail Strike as over 3000 CP train operation on the back on the job.  This after the Teamsters Canada Rail Confere... read more..

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Rail strike over

Just hours after it began the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says it has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway. Todd Lewis, the president of APAS, is pleased with the news. "... read more..

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SSGA AGM and convenction coming to Swift Current

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is busy preparing for their AGM and Convention. This year's event is being held June 10 to the 12 at Swift Current. Chad MacPherson, the Stock Grower&rsquo... read more..

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Farmers reminded to look after sprayers

Farmers are busy these days with seeding, scouting and spraying activities. Brent Flaten, a crops extension specialist with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture, says there's always new spray techn... read more..

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Keep fields clean early on to improve yields

While the recent rains have really helped to move crops along, weeds are also getting a jump. Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, is reminding producers about the import... read more..

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CP Rail employees serve strike notice

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have served CP Rail with notice of intent to strike. In the event, there is not a negotiated... read more..

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Farmers waited years for Legislative fix to rail system

The President of the Grain Growers of Canada said, after roughly 30 years, farmers finally have a legislative fix to Canada's rail system. Jeff Nielsen, who farms in the Olds area, said Bill C-49 was... read more..

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Cattle markets volatile as of late

A market analyst with Canfax says the cattle markets have been pretty volatile over the last few weeks. Brian Perillat notes markets have been trying to anticipate some large cattle numbers on the fe... read more..

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Ag industry gathers in Manitoba to celebrate passage of Bill C-49

On Thursday, representatives from Canada's agriculture industry gathered at Richard Pioneer South Lakes elevator just north of Winnipeg to celebrate the passage of the Transportation Modernization Act... read more..

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Province gives training to spray companies to help with wildfires

Saskatchewan has another option for fighting wildfires this year. Currently, most of the province’s firefighting equipment is located in Prince Albert and getting the equipment in place quickly... read more..

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President of APAS pleased Bill C-49 finally passes the Senate

Prairie farm groups and shippers are anxious to see Bill C49 finally put into action. The Transportation Modernization Bill has been passed by the Senate. APAS President Todd Lewis said that he is h... read more..

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Bill C-49 receives royal assent, welcomed by farm groups

Canada's farming community is breathing a sigh of relief after the Senate voted to pass Bill C-49 (Transportation Modernization Act) on Tuesday. Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonne... read more..

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Senate passes Bill C-49

It’s the news farmers have been waiting for the Senate has finally passed Bill C49. The transportation modernization bill has been bouncing back and forth between the house of commons and the S... read more..

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Saskatchewan’s Bee Industry suffers big losses after winter

Beekeepers around the Province have been reporting higher than normal losses this year. Simon Lalonde is President of the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission. Beekeepers generally expect ... read more..

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Province submits 11 projects to lower greenhouse gas emissions

The province has submitted 11 projects to the Federal Government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund. One of the projects was submitted from the Ministry of Agriculture and focuses on marginal land. Bil... read more..

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Viterra donates land to help end world hunger

Viterra is donating the use of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The nearly 400 acres will be farmed by volunteers in the different a... read more..

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Dry conditions expected to return

While many parts of the Prairies received some much-needed rain over the past few days, the warm, dry conditions are expected to return. Alberta and Saskatchewan saw some showers this past week, with... read more..

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Want to sleep better?...Buy hail insurance

Now's the time of year that farmers are starting to think about hail insurance. Bruce Lowe, CEO of AG Direct Hail Insurance explains why having adequate coverage is so important. "Hail is that one p... read more..

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Over 1/3 of crop has been seeded in the province

Farmers are making some good progress when it comes to Spring Seeding after getting a late start due to cool conditions. Crops Extension Specialist Daphne Cruise says provincially about 34% of the cr... read more..

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Farmers to look out for insects

After a hot dry year last year and the potential for similar conditions this year, there could be heavy flea beetle pressure in canola. There are two main flea beetles to watch out for the Crucifer a... read more..

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Foothills MP Tours Innovations in Canadian Ag

Members of Parliament toured the country last week to see how the government can help grow Canada's agriculture industry. The House of Commons Agriculture Committee toured Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchew... read more..

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Dry conditions from last year means increased potential for herbicide carryover

Farmers are monitoring the potential for herbicide carryover this year following last year’s dry conditions. Farmers in the West Central, South Central and Southwest areas of the Province had a... read more..

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Farmers reminded to be more conscious of biosecurity issues

Farmers are busy working on putting this year’s crop in the ground and with the increasing spread of disease, farmers today have to be more conscious of biosecurity issues on the farm. Allie No... read more..

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Liberals delay the passage of Bill C-49 again

The Liberal government had two chances to pass Bill C-49 Friday, but they refused to do so. Associate Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, John Barlow, said on May 11, the NDP proposed a mot... read more..

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Cattleman still have time to purchase calf insurance program

Cow-Calf operators still have time to purchase their calf insurance program through the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program. Cattlemen have been seeing the benefits of reducing some of the pric... read more..

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Stats Canada releases March stocks report

Statistics Canada says as of March 31, 2018, total stocks of wheat and barley were lower compared with the same date in 2017. Total wheat stocks were at 16.4 million tonnes at the end of March, down ... read more..

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Moisture still needed is most of the province

Farmers have been busy working on putting this year's crop in the ground. Provincially 9% of the crop is in the ground compared to the five year average of 19% for this time of the year. Shannon Fri... read more..

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Moisture still needed in most of the province

Farmers have been busy working on putting this year's crop in the ground. Provincially 9% of the crop is in the ground compared to the five year average of 19% for this time of the year. Shannon Fri... read more..

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Work for Western Canada's Largest Outdoor Farm Expo is underway

Ag In Motion invited exhibitors and media to a Spring Open House this week to talk about what's new and exciting for the show this year. It was a chance to get the inside scoop on new demonstrations ... read more..

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