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March 2019

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Trade Minister Confident Canada And China Can Resolve Canola Dispute

Canada's trade minister is addressing calls from producers and farm groups that want to see a high-level delegation in China working to resolve the canola dispute. Earlier this week, China cancelled ... read more..

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Federal Government Echos Ag Industries Concern Over China Export Cancellations

Saskatchewan Liberal MP Ralph Goodale says the federal government shares the industry's concerns over China's cancellation of Richardson International's and Viterra's canola export permits. He agrees ... read more..

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Beef Industry Keeps Close Watch On China Tensions

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is keeping a close eye on trade tensions with China. Executive Vice-President, Dennis Laycraft, says they haven't received any signals Canadian beef will be dragg... read more..

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Sask Ag Minister and Ag Sector Concerned Over Viterra Cancellation

The Province’s Agriculture Minister is very concerned over the news this week that China has now stopped Canola Shipments from Viterra. David Marit says first and foremost farmers are their fir... read more..

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Western Canadian Wheat Growers Call For More Action From The Federal Government

There’s a growing concern in the ag sector about the Federal Government’s lack of action on China’s decision to revoke Canadian Canola export permits from Richardson International an... read more..

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Canadian Ag Commodities To China Under the Microscope

A Conservative Member of Parliament says Chinese importers have told Canadian producers and companies their wheat, peas, flax, and canola moving to China will be under heavy scrutiny. John Barlow say... read more..

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Viterra Says All Export Products Are Tested To Meet Specific Import Standards

China has now banned Canadian canola imports from Viterra. A company spokesperson for Viterra says they are working closely with the federal government and the Canola Council of Canada to gather more... read more..

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Canola Markets Taking A Hit From China

Viterra is now the second Canadian company to have China revoke its Canola export license. Earlier this month Richardson International had its license to sell Canola into China revoked; the Chinese s... read more..

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Canola Council Of Canada "Perplexed" By Latest Move By China

Officials with the Canola Council of Canada are perplexed by Tuesday's news that China has cancelled the canola export permit for a second Canadian company. China is now targeting canola shipments fr... read more..

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China Implements Ban On Viterra Canola

A second Canadian company has now had its licence to sell Canola into China revoked. This time action is being taken against Viterra another major handler of canola. Earlier this month Richardson In... read more..

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Agricultural Trade Remains A Top Priority For The Province

Agricultural trade and trade issues is a key priority for the Provincial Government. Saskatchewan’s top trading markets are the U-S, China, India, Japan, and Mexico. Legislative Secretary for ... read more..

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Canola Seed Shipments To China Remain A Concern

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is expressing grave concerns over news that we are now seeing very limited sales of canola seed into China. APAS Vice President Ian Boxall says ... read more..

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Challenges Persist For Canola Seed Exports To China

The Canadian Canola Council of Canada is seeing very limited sales of canola seed into China right now. Many feel China’s concerns over shipping issues with Richardson International are politic... read more..

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Cattle Markets Improving

Prices seem to be turning around on the cattle markets. Brian Perillat is the Manager and Senior Analyst at Canfax. "On the feeder cattle side we've seen a bit of spring pressure over the last coupl... read more..

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China Agrees To Meet With Canadian Scientists

There has been some movement this week from China in regards to the stopping of canola seed shipments from Winnipeg-based Richardson International. Canada's Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau e... read more..

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Former Conservative Ag Minister Concerned Over Canola Shipments

Gerry Ritz believes the Trudeau government should be doing more when it comes to clearing up the canola situation with China. The Former Conservative Agriculture Minister  recently r read more..

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Positive Feedback On Saskatchewan Budget

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is generally satisfied with the direction of the 2019 Saskatchewan Budget. President Todd Lewis says he’s pleased with the funding for the... read more..

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It's a Balanced Budget for Saskatchewan

Premier Scott Moe’s government delivered a balanced budget with a surplus of 34.4 million dollars; it’s the first time the Province has had a budget surplus in three years. Finance Minist... read more..

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Federal Budget Given A Failing Grade

The Trudeau Government had promised to deliver a balanced budget at the end of their four-year term but instead increased the national debt projecting a $19.8 billion dollar deficit. Opposition Conse... read more..

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2019 Federal Budget Released

Saskatchewan Liberal MP Ralph Goodale says virtually every dimension of the budget, with the exemption of one or two will be relevant in Saskatchewan and very helpful. The budget includes money for a... read more..

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Canadian Pork Council Welcomes ASF Preventative Measures

Last week the federal government announced new funding of up to $31 million to increase the number of detector dogs at Canadian airports to help prevent illegally imported meat products from entering ... read more..

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CN Rail Invests In Upgrades For Saskatchewan

CN has announced a major investment for 2019 to expand and strengthen the rail network in the province. Sean Finn, CN’s Executive Vice President says they are investing more than $245 million d... read more..

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Budget 2019 Proposes Up To $3.9 Billion To Support Supply-Managed Farmers

Following the recent ratifications of CETA and CPTPP, the federal government's 2019 Budget is proposing up to $3.9 billion in support for supply-managed farmers. Support will be offered to sustain th... read more..

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Trying To Find Help On The Farm Can Be A Challenge

One of the challenges in the Agriculture sector can be trying to find help on the farm or ranch. Kara Dyer is an Immigration Consultant with Beyond Borders Immigration Consulting at Gull Lake. She s... read more..

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More Dogs Being Added To Canada's Airports To Help Stop African Swine Fever

On Thursday, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced new funding of up to $31 million to increase the number of detector dogs at Canadian airports to help prevent illegal... read more..

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CASA Releases Farmer Health Insurance Availability Report

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has released a first-of-its-kind report examining health and disability insurance available to Canadian farmers. The report underscores the availab... read more..

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New Food Guide More Affordable

Canada's new Food Guide places more focus on plant-based eating and eliminated the four food groups that most Canadians have grown up with. A new survey done by Dalhousie University and the Universit... read more..

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International Trade Minister Talks Canola at SARM

The Chinese Canola issue was a key topic of discussion at this week’s SARM Annual Convention. International Trade Minister Jim Carr spoke Thursday at the convention about China’s decision... read more..

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Saskatchewan's Launches New Standardized Training For Class 1 Commercial Drivers

Starting today, Saskatchewan now has new standardized mandatory training requirements for a Class 1 commercial licence to drive semi trucks. The standards for new drivers include a minimum of 121.5 h... read more..

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Federal MP's Address SARM Delegates

  SARM delegates had a chance to hear from a number of key Liberal Ministers during their Annual Convention this week. Speaking to the group this week Bernadette Jordan the Minister for Rural D read more..

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