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July 2018

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Nutrien Announces Layoffs At Vanscoy Mine

Nutrien has announced plans to rebalance its Potash operations. According to the company website today the Vanscoy facility will see a reduction of approximately 30 staff and 50 hourly positions. Su... read more..

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Water Quality Meetings Set For The Southwest

Water quality was a key concern for livestock producers last year with the dry conditions and producers are being encouraged to keep a close eye on water sources again this year. Last year, approxima... read more..

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AGT Food and Ingredients Looking To Go Private

AGT Food and Ingredients Inc could see a Management buyout in a move to take the company private. The Saskatchewan based food processor supplies export and domestic markets with facilities throughout... read more..

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Farm Labor Shortages

Finding good help on the farm or ranch can be a major challenge. It’s not uncommon for some operations to hire custom harvesters to get the crop in the bin rather than run the risk of inclement... read more..

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Wheatland Conservation Researching Phosphorus Management in Lentils

Research trials can be a key tool for farmers to help validate or disqualify potential theories and benefits of crop production. The Wheatland Conservation Area is working on a research project ... read more..

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Cattle Markets Remain Positive

The cattle markets continue to be impressive. "It continues to be a pretty positive story here," said Brian Perillat with Canfax. "We've seen some pretty decent strength on all cattle types here late... read more..

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Grain World - Farm Link Marketing Solutions Crop Tour

FarmLink’s market analysts and advisors are out evaluating this year’s crop. The group left from Winnipeg, Regina, and Lethbridge yesterday and will wrap up their crop tour tomorrow in Sa... read more..

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Flowing Grain Bin Rescue Training

This year's Ag in Motion event featured a Grain Bin Rescue Simulation. We need to see more Rural Fire Departments and Grain Terminals training personnel in Flowing Grain Bin Rescue. That’s the... read more..

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Canola Council Hosts Chinese Delegation

Over the past couple of weeks (July 11-19), the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) gave five experts from China’s livestock and aquaculture industry a first-hand learning experience on Canadian cano... read more..

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Market Prices Show Strength For Sheep Industry

Easy working animals and strength in the markets is one of the driving forces behind a growing interest in Sheep Production. It was a busy weekend for sheep producers taking in the Grasslands Sheep E... read more..

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Ag Ministers Conclude Successful Week Of Meetings

The annual meeting of federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers of agriculture wrapped up Friday in Vancouver. Topics of discussion included economic growth, international trade, the Tempor... read more..

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AgriRisk Program Renewed Under Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The AgriRisk Initiatives Program has been renewed under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. On Friday, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced that the $55 million progra... read more..

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Japan Resumes Imports Of Canadian Wheat

Japan has resumed its wheat trade with Canada, after temporarily suspending trade in June following the finding of a handful of GM wheat plants in southern Alberta. “Japan is a long-standing, p... read more..

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There's a Growing Interest in Saskatchewan's Sheep Industry

There’s a growing interest in getting into the Sheep Industry in Saskatchewan. Gord Schroeder is Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board and says overall prices in the sh... read more..

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Ag In Motion Sets Attendance Record

The numbers are in! Ag in Motion surpassed its attendance expectations this week with 30, 355 people taking part in the event this year. Show Director Rob O’Conner is always a busy man at the ... read more..

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Ag In Motion Field of Stars a Success!

The Ag In Motion Field of Stars Fundraiser was an overwhelming success, that’s the view of organizers following Tuesday’s event. The STARS Fundraiser included a Dinner and Auction and the... read more..

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Clean Seed Agriculture Technologies Merges with U-S Harvest International

There’s another merger in the Agriculture Industry to talk about, this time on the equipment side and its international news. Clean Seed Capital Group out of Canada has acquired U-S based Harve... read more..

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2018 Western Canadian Crop Tour

Dry conditions in many areas of the Prairies have had an impact on crop development. Bruce Burnett, the Director of Markets and Weather with Glacier Farm Media, just finished his 2018 Western Canad read more..

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Busy First Day for Ag In Motion

It was a hot day at Ag in Motion yesterday, but a lot of people coming through the gates for the first day. Among the highlights the STARS Field of Dreams Fundraiser Dinner and Auction and the Brett ... read more..

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Farm Leaders Preparing To Meet With Ag Ministers

Farm leaders are getting ready to meet with Canada's agriculture ministers at the annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable later this week. The economic strategy will be a key discussion topic as Ca... read more..

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Farmers Need To Build Resilience Says FCC Economist

Canadian producers need to focus on building resilience into their business to maintain or grow their operations in turbulent times. That according to Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Chief Agricultural Econ... read more..

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Federal Ag Minister Says Railways Are Working To Improve Grain Movement

The issue of grain transportation and getting this year’s crop to market is never far from the minds of Prairie farmers. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said last week in Saskato... read more..

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Rosetown Area Farmer Receive's Pulse Legacy Award

Rosetown area farmer Bill Copeland received the Pulse Legacy Award yesterday from the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers. He received the honour during the Pulse and Special Crops Conference being held this ... read more..

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Federal Ag Minister Announces Key Funding in Saskatoon

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay visiting the Prairies this week as part of his Growing Canadian Agriculture Tour. During a stop (Thursday) in Saskatoon, he announced a new 5-year ... read more..

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Heat Boosts Crop Development

A week of wild weather brought some much-needed moisture to some areas, it also meant more delays for livestock producers trying to get hay cut. Brent Flaten, a Crops Extension Specialist with Saskat... read more..

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New Funding for the Beef Industry Announced at Calgary Stampede

Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced $14 million in funding for Canada's Beef Industry through the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC). Past Chair of the BCRC, Bryan Thiessen, says the fun... read more..

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Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster Announced

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was in Saskatoon yesterday to announce a new 5-year Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster. The research will be based on a multi-crop whole farm approac... read more..

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The Golden Arches Will Serve Sustainable Beef

McDonald's Canada announced they will be serving certified sustainable beef through their Angus burger line-up. The announcement was made at the Calgary Stampede's Agriculture and Agri-Food Internati... read more..

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Evaluating Crop Damage After The Storm

A series of storms moving through Saskatchewan this week has left its share of damage, from broken trees to flooded roads and crops. There have been reports of everything from heavy rain and wind, to... read more..

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Monitoring Crop Disease with the "Spornado"

A spore catcher was on display during the recent canolaPALOOZA events in Saskatoon and Lacombe. The Spornado is used to monitor and collect sclerotinia spores on canola and fusarium spores on cereal ... read more..

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