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August 2018

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Southwest Saskatchewan Ahead of Average Crop Harvest

Despite a short pause caused by some rain last week, harvest operations continue to move along ahead of schedule. Twenty-seven percent of the crops are now in the bin across Saskatchewan, well ahead ... read more..

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NAFTA Deadline Looms Nearer

NAFTA talks are heating up as an agreement in principle was reached earlier this week between the U.S. and Mexico, with Canada on the sidelines. Federal Ag Critic John Barlow, said when negotiations ... read more..

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Forward Hog Contract Prices On The Rebound

Forward hog contract prices are on the rebound following a downturn this summer. Tyler Fulton is the director of risk management with Hams Marketing Services. "It's a bit of a counter-seasonal move,... read more..

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Canada's Dairy Industry Watching NAFTA Talks Closely

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is watching closely as Canada rejoins the NAFTA negotiations following Monday's agreement in principle on a bilateral 'US-Mexico Trade agreement'. Officials with DFC are... read more..

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4-H Provincial Judging Team Named

The 2018 Provincial 4-H Judging Competition took place at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current on the weekend. The competitors with the top eight scores overall were Doug Sroka of Lloydminster, K... read more..

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Pattison Agriculture Expanding Leader Facility

Pattison Agriculture has finalized plans to upgrade their Leader store. Arthur Ward, President of Pattison Agriculture says they are more than doubling the size of their operation. He says the renov... read more..

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APAS Calls For Province Wide Livestock Tax Deferral

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has written to Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay calling for a province-wide Livestock Tax Deferral for 2018. President Todd Lewis says hay ... read more..

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Harvest Operations Underway

Saskatchewan Agriculture’s latest crop report shows five percent of the provincial crop is now in the bin with another nine percent swathed or ready to straight cut.  Harvest is most advan... read more..

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Reaction To Marit's Appointment Positive

The reaction seems positive to Premier Scott Moe’s selection of Wood River MLA David Marit as Saskatchewan’s new Agriculture Minister. Todd Lewis of APAS saying Marits experience as a far... read more..

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Province's Agriculture Minister Ready To Get To Work

The Province’s new Agriculture Minister says he’s looking forward to his new role.  Wood River MLA David Marit says as a farmer he realizes the privilege of serving in this role.&nbs... read more..

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Wood River MLA Named Province's New Agriculture Minister

Wood River MLA David Marit is Saskatchewan’s new Agriculture Minister. Marit replaces Lyle Stewart who resigned from the position last week for health reasons.  Premier Scott Moe replacin... read more..

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Dry Conditions Spark Worries About Wildfires

Extremely dry conditions in many areas of the Province especially in the South West have people concerned about the potential wildfire situation. Rick Toney is Chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen&rsq... read more..

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Barlow Says Urban-Rural Split Growing Over Carbon Tax

It's fair to say federal Agriculture Critic John Barlow and the rest of the Conservative Party are not big fans of any form of Federal carbon tax. Barlow says if the Feds implement their tax, it's go... read more..

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Livestock Producers Look For Feed

There are expectations that this year’s fall calf run could be earlier than normal this year as producers in drier areas try to cut back their feeding costs. Livestock producers in a number of ... read more..

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SaskBarley Concerned By Trade Disruptions

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission is concerned by Saudi Arabia’s decision to suspend future purchases of Canadian Barley. Saudi Arabia recently canceled any new trade with Canada, ... read more..

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Trudeau Liberal's Twitter Diplomacy Impacts Trade Opportunities

The Conservative Shadow Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food  John Barlow says it's farmers and ranchers that are paying the price for the Trudeau Liberals Twitter diplomacy with Saudi Arabia. L... read more..

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Canadian Beef Industry Conference Looks At Driving Demand

“Driving Demand” is the theme for the third annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference this week in London, Ontario. Land use and the rising cost of land is one of the biggest challenges fa read more..

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Not Happy With Your Dockage? The Canadian Grain Commission Can Help

Farmers are being reminded that there is a challenge process available when it comes to reviewing grading and dockage during grain delivery. Doug Chorney is the Assistant Chief Commissioner with the ... read more..

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New Food Guide Could Push Consumers Away From Meat

Health Canada is in the process of modifying the Canadian Food Guide, but these proposed changes have members of the ag industry concerned. The second public consultation is in the process and will b... read more..

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RCMP Promoting Rural Crime Watch

It’s just another step in trying to protect property from theft. More and more farmers and ranchers are investing in yard lights, things like video surveillance cameras, for not only the house ... read more..

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USDA Releases Aug WASDE Report

The USDA released its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday. The report forecast record corn (178.4 bushels per acre) and soybean (51.6) yields for the U.S. ... read more..

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BASF Completes Acquisition Of Bayer Assets

BASF has completed its acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The sale was a condition of Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto. "This strategic move adds excellent assets to our stro... read more..

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Flax Council Announces Changes In Operating Structure

The Flax Council of Canada recently announced a new operating structure that it says will deliver the services industry members need to move forward with greater confidence. “It’s clear t... read more..

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New Merger Tackles Inconsistency In Canadian Sheep Industry

A new merger is looking to make Canada's sheep industry more sustainable. The North American Lamb Company is made up of a handful of existing companies, including a lamb processing plant in Innisfail... read more..

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Growing Interest in Organic Production

An Organic and Low Input Agricultural Systems Field Day and Tradeshow in Swift Current recently was well attended. Gary Johnson is President of SaskOrganics and says the crowd of over 150 people took... read more..

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Monitoring Heat Stress in Livestock

This week’s heat wave is not only hard on people; it’s hard on animals as well. Leah Clark is a Livestock and Feed Specialist with Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture. She says ... read more..

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Wheat Growers Call On Federal Government To Ratify C-P-T-P-P

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are calling on the Federal Government to immediately ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Jim Wickett (of Rosetown)... read more..

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Strong Support For Lyle Stewart As He Battles Cancer Again

Premier Scott Moe will have big shoes to fill with the departure of Lyle Stewart as Agriculture Minister. Lyle Stewart announcing he is stepping down from the portfolio as he battles cancer for the s... read more..

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Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart Stepping Down

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has announced plans to step away from the Ag portfolio as he battles with Cancer. This is the second time in four years that he has been diagnosed with Cancer. Stew... read more..

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MacAulay Concludes Successful Trade Mission To Argentina & Chile

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay has concluded his agricultural outreach mission to Argentina and Chile. During his visit, MacAulay emphasized the strong north-south linkages alre... read more..

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