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January 2019

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APAS President Says New Announcements Key For Saskatchewan Producers

The President of APAS is pleased to see the expanded coverage in place for the Federal Government’s Livestock Tax Deferral Program. Under the program producers in the designated areas who sell ... read more..

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Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence Conducts Sulphate Study

A new research study at the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at Clavet will look at the impact of various levels of sulphates in livestock water. Associate... read more..

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NFU Vice President Speaks Out On Seed Synergy

Agriculture Canada and the CFIA are looking at changes to the way crop research and variety development is funded. Two proposals are being considered a trailing contract or an endpoint royalty both o... read more..

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Feed Intake For Livestock Increases With Cold Weather

This week’s cold snap impacts livestock as well. The animals feed intake increases as they burn more energy trying to stay warm. Jessica Smith is a Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist with... read more..

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CGC Changes Grading For Peas and Lentils

Pulse producers will see some changes in the way peas and lentils are graded starting in the new crop year August 1, 2019. The Canadian Grain Commission release says all varieties of peas and lentils... read more..

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2018 Livestock Tax Deferral Program Updated

The third and final list of designated areas eligible for the 2018 Livestock Tax Deferral program has been released. The initial list was released in September but ongoing analysis of drought conditi... read more..

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Farmers Encouraged To Help Educate Youth On Agriculture

Agriculture in the Classroom - Saskatchewan is opening its doors to Farmers during Ag Literacy Month in March. Tamara Wolfe is an Ag Awareness Intern with the Ministry of Agriculture and says their l... read more..

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CFIB Releases Red Tape Awareness Report on Agriculture

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says there’s a growing concern over the red tape in the agriculture industry. CFIB’s Vice-President for Agri-business Marilyn Braun-Pollon ... read more..

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Seeding Forages An Option For Saline Areas

Marginal or unproductive land can be a common issue for many farmers. Pioneer Co-op Agronomist Ken Wall told producers at a Forage Workshop that seeding forages on the land could be a good option. read more..

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Spring Wheat Acres Expected to Increase

What can farmers expect in the wheat market in 2019? Marlene Boersch with Mercantile Consulting Venture is projecting a 6% increase in 2019 spring wheat acres in Western Canada and a 10% drop for dur... read more..

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership Funding Options For Farmers

  Farmers have made good use of the Farm Stewardship and Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure program under Growing Forward 2. The programs are also available under the Canadian Agricultural Par read more..

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FCC Optimistic about Agriculture Sector in 2019

The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada JP Gervais told producers at an Economic Trends in Agriculture event that there is a strong demand for our agricultural commodities worl read more..

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New Canadian Food Guide Switches Things up

Health Canada released the new Canadian Food Guide. It has a new look and moves away from recommended serving portions to eating a variety of healthy foods each day. The new food guide recommends ha... read more..

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Agriculture Canada Discusses Seed Royalty Proposals In Saskatoon

Several hundred farmers turned out in Saskatoon yesterday to learn more about Agriculture Canada’s seed royalty proposals that would change the way crop research and variety development is funde... read more..

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Ag Outlook 2019-2020 Market Forecast

It was a full house at the Sky Centre for the Innovation Credit Union - Stark and Marsh Ag Outlook Conference yesterday. Neil Townsend, FarmLink’s Senior Market Analyst, told farmers that he&rs... read more..

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New Crop Clusters Announced

Canada’s crop sector got a major boost this week. The federal government will contribute up to 39.3 million dollars over five years, with another $28.4 million coming from industry for a total ... read more..

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Industry Honors During CropSphere

Some key awards handed out this week during the CropSphere Event in Saskatoon. Sask Canola held their Annual General Meeting and presented Zenneth Faye with the 2019 Canola Influencer Award. He has ... read more..

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Bayer Commends Health Canada On Glyphosate Review

Last week, Health Canada backed up its 2017 decision that glyphosate does not pose a risk to human health or the environment when used as directed. "We're very pleased with the announcement and fully... read more..

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FCC Watching Five Key Economic Trends In 2019

FCC chief agricultural economist J.P. Gervais is sharing five key economic trends in agriculture to watch in 2019. “Agriculture is an exciting and dynamic industry driven by passion and possibi... read more..

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World Weather Inc's Drew Lerner Gives Prairie Outlook

World Weather Inc's Senior Agriculture Meteorologist Drew Lerner is giving his weather outlook for the next couple of months. "Kind of status quo for the next two months," he said. "February and Janu... read more..

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Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame will welcome six new inductees this year. Board Chair Reed Andrew says Saskatchewan has an outstanding agriculture sector and this year’s inductees ar... read more..

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CWA Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program Deadline Jan 15

Canadian Western Agribition “Next Gen Agriculture” program is expected to attract a lot of interest. It’s the first year for the 18 month mentorship program that involves all aspect... read more..

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Stock Growers Concerned Over Cattle Rustling

The issue of cattle rustling has producers thinking about prevention. Leader RCMP are investigating a case where 21 calves were taken from a property in the Prelate area back in November. General Ma... read more..

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Growing Interest In Goat Production

There seems to be a growing interest in goat production in Saskatchewan. Rob Schill is President of the Saskatchewan Goat Breeders Association and says there’s lots of interest from new produce... read more..

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Brad Wall Talks Agriculture with Saskatchewan Young Ag-Entrepreneurs

The agriculture industry needs to be both pro-active and reactive when it comes to defending practices in modern agriculture. That was the message from Former Premier Brad Wall yesterday to Saskatche... read more..

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No Cases of PED-V in Saskatchewan

The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus has now been discovered in Alberta.  It’s the first case of the virus in the province and was found on a 400-head hog operation. So far, Saskatchew... read more..

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Sunflowers Show Potential In Saskatchewan

Now that clubroot is becoming more of an issue in the province some farmers are looking for other cropping options for this year. In Saskatchewan, visible symptoms of clubroot have been confirmed in ... read more..

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Sherri Grant Named 2018 Food and Farming Champion

In the last few years, there’s been a real push in the agriculture industry for farmers and ranchers to tell their story and set the record straight when it comes to any misconceptions about agr... read more..

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WGRF Research Funding Gets A Boost

The Western Grains Research Foundation is set to receive almost 2.7 million dollars. The money is coming in as a result of the railways (CN and CP) exceeding their maximum grain revenue entitlements ... read more..

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2019 Federal Election To Be Key Focus For CFA

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett is discussing some of the group's top priorities heading into 2019. "Well, I think the big one is going to be the federal election comin... read more..

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