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August 2019

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Power Pole Safety - How You Could Save Your Life

With harvest season here, the time for powerline safety should be a daily concern for producers. SaskPower says that since April, 240 incidents of farm machinery have been reported to them. Joel Che... read more..

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Farmers Sharing The Highway With Motorists

It’s the last long weekend of the summer and highways will be busy. It’s also important to remember it’s a busy time for farmers as they work on bringing in the harvest. Motorists ... read more..

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Anthrax Related Livestock Death in South East Saskatchewan

The Ministry of Agriculture is warning livestock producers to be on the lookout for any sudden deaths in their herd. Anthrax has been identified in the sudden death of seven animals this week in the ... read more..

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2019 John Deere Canada 4H Scholarship Program

4-H members from across Canada had a chance to take part in the 2019 John Deere Canada 4H Scholarship Program. Final Recipients receive $1,000 each from John Deere towards their post-secondary educat... read more..

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Alanna Koch, Chairs CN Agricultural Advisory Council

C-N Rail’s Agricultural Advisory Council is already busy at work. Alanna Koch a Saskatchewan farmer and the former Deputy Minister of Agriculture Chairs the Council and feels it plays an import... read more..

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Government Supports Young Farmer Programs

The federal government has announced an investment of more than $700,000 for two projects that support leadership in Canada’s young farmers. "The future of agriculture lies in the hands of the ... read more..

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StatsCan Expects Smaller Canola Crop

Despite dry conditions early in the season, timely rains have helped to increase crop health in many parts of Western Canada. Statistics Canada says farmers anticipate producing less wheat, canola, c... read more..

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Prairie Oat Growers Association Receives Federal Funding

The federal government has announced an investment of $1,982,915 for the Prairie Oat Gowers Association (POGA) to improve varieties for the Canadian oat industry. “The Canadian grain industry c... read more..

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Livestock Numbers Continue To Drop

According to Statistics Canada, Canadian livestock numbers continue to drop. Cattle, hog and sheep inventories were all down on July first, compared to the same date in 2018. With the exception of a... read more..

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Volatility Continues On Hog Markets

Forward hog contract prices have been on a bit of a downturn, however, they did start the week sharply higher. Tyler Fulton is the director of risk management with Hams Marketing Services. "The them... read more..

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Researchers Study Invasive Alien Insects

Insects can destroy crops, resulting in millions of dollars in lost yield. That's why researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) want to know more about invasive alien insects before they... read more..

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Stockpiled Canola Blocked From China May Find A Home In Europe

The Canola Council of Canada is looking to Europe as trade challenges continue with China. Canola Council Vice-President of Public Affairs, Brian Innes, says this is the European Union's smallest can... read more..

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Another Restaurant Chain Sourcing Canadian Certified Sustainable Beef

Harvey's Restaurants is joining McDonald's Canada in serving up sustainable beef to its customers. They've partnered with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) to source at least 30 per... read more..

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The Province's Disease Investigation Unit Is Important For Livestock Industry

Saskatchewan’s Disease Investigation Unit plays an important role in addressing complex and unusual animal health issues. The team is called into action by local veterinarians when they have an... read more..

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Pre-Harvest Weed Management

Sask Wheat is reminding producers to only use products registered for pre-harvest application of weed management to dry down weeds. A number of farmers are dealing with volunteer canola in their whea... read more..

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Federal Money For Pulse Sector

Canada’s Pulse sector will benefit from an influx of Federal money. Canada is the world’s largest exporter of pulse crops and the largest producer and exporter of peas and lentils. The F... read more..

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Don't Forget To Leave A Test Strip For Hail Adjusters

With harvest operations getting underway farmers that may have a hail claim pending are being reminded to leave a test strip. The Canadian Crop Hail Association says it’s important to leave ade... read more..

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There May Be Hope For Workers At Ilta Grain's Belle Plaine Processing Plant

Viterra Grain is buying Ilta Grain’s processing facility at Belle Plaine. The purchase agreement will go through the usual conditions, including court approval at a hearing scheduled for August... read more..

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Harvest Road Safety A Priority

Motorists are being reminded to stay alert on Saskatchewan highways and watch for slow-moving farm equipment. Preliminary data on farm equipment vehicle collisions for 2018 shows a total of twelve ac... read more..

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Provincial Harvest Moves Along

Saskatchewan Agriculture’s latest Crop Report shows about 2% of the 2019 Provincial Crop has been combined with another 5% swathed or ready to straight cut. Harvest activities are behind the fi... read more..

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4-H Canada Launches First Ever National Fundraising Campaign

4-H Canada has announced the launch of its first-ever national fundraising campaign, in partnership with Veseys Seeds Ltd. The initiative will give 4-H’ers the opportunity to sell seeds, bulbs,... read more..

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Canadian Pork Council Pegs Industry Election Priorities

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is joining many other farm organizations in selecting trade as a priority in the upcoming federal election. In particular, the CPC is calling on the next government to ... read more..

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Hit TV Show Host Wows Canadian Beef Industry Conference

The audience at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference this past week, was challenged to help the public cut through the noise of misinformation when it comes to making decisions about food and health.... read more..

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Saskatchewan’s Grain Bag Recycling Program Popular With Farmers

Driving down the road you may have seen the long white bags in the field; those grain bags are becoming more popular with farmers. Stats show the number of grain bags used every year in the Province ... read more..

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Prairie Wheat Commissions Invest In Research

The Prairie Wheat Commissions invested a combined total of $17.9 million dollars into wheat-related research projects during the 2018-19 crop year. Laura Reiter is Chair of Sask Wheat and says they i... read more..

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Slow Start To The Saskatchewan Harvest

Harvest operations are just getting underway despite rain delays in some areas of the Province. Cory Jacob is a Crops Extension Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture says harvest progress is mo... read more..

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Agriculture Industry Pleased With Federal Stay Of Default

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says this week’s announcement of a Stay of Default for the 2018-19 cash advance program is good news for farmers. President Todd Lewis say... read more..

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Federal Funding Announced For Great Sandhills Railway

Work is expected to begin shortly for two new short line rail projects at Leader and Unity with the Great Sandhills Railway. Liberal MP Ralph Goodale announced $12.4 million dollars in funding for th... read more..

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Compensation Details Announced For Canada's Dairy Sector

Canada’s Dairy Sector finally getting the details on Ottawa’s compensation plan. The Federal Government had said it would compensate the supply-managed dairy industry for the loss in mark... read more..

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CP Rail Continuing To Increase Grain Handling Efficiencies

Farmers are busy right now preparing for harvest, moving that crop to market is key. CP Rail is preparing for another strong crop noting they were pleased with movement last year.   C... read more..

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