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January 2020

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Comtrax Shareholders Make Fateful Vote

It was a decision many weren’t necessarily expecting here in southeast Saskatchewan. At a special meeting of shareholders of Comtrax Logistics Solutions Tuesday, it was unanimously passed to gi... read more..

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Farmers Reminded To Monitor Canola Storage

The Canola Council of Canada had some advice for farmers last week at Manitoba Ag Days. Agronomy Specialist Angela Brackenreed took part in the canola program held last Tuesday. "For storage, which ... read more..

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Farmers Encouraged To Make Mental Health A Priority

Over the last number of years, more of an emphasis is being put on Agriculture and mental health and shedding the stigma around reaching out for help. The Do More Ag Foundation and Farm Credit Canada... read more..

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Clubroot Prevention Should Be Key Focus For Producers

A key part of the discussions at the agriculture meetings this winter has been around Clubroot. The Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map released earlier this month puts the total number of confirm... read more..

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Ag Critic Feeling Positive About CUSMA Ratification

Canada is expected to become the third country to ratify the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) this week. The trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico helps ... read more..

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Coronavirus Impacting Ag Markets

The ag markets are feeling the impact of the coronavirus. Tyler Fulton is the Director of Risk Management with Hams Marketing Services. "Just wide-spread weakness across a lot of financial markets a... read more..

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Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference Gets Underway

Cattlemen from around the Province are gathering in Saskatoon over the next two days for the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. One of the topics on the agenda today is Transportation Regulations... read more..

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Farm Transition and Retirement Key Focus at Ag Meetings

The idea of farm transition and retirement can be a daunting thought that raises a lot of questions but it doesn’t have to be that way. Producers taking part in this week’s Ag Outlook hea... read more..

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Sask Wheat Elects New Executive

The Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission have elected Brett Halstead of Nokomis as the new Board Chair . Halstead takes over from outgoing Chair Laura Reiter who has r... read more..

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CFIB Red Tape Report Card Released

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has declared this Red Tape Awareness Week. A recent CFIB survey shows 95% of farmers believe reducing red tape would help make Canada more competitive ... read more..

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Intercropping Gains Popularity in Saskatchewan

One of the sessions at the Agri-Arm update in Saskatoon focused on Intercropping Research. Lana Shaw is the Research Manager with the Southeast Research Farm At Redvers and over the years has been do... read more..

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Analysts Examine 'Phase One' Of US-China Trade Deal

Those in the agriculture sector are analyzing this week's 'phase one' signing of the US-China trade deal. Jon Driedger is vice-president of LeftField Commodity Research. "From an ag perspective, the... read more..

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Cattle Markets Start 2020 On A Positive Note

The cattle markets are off to a good start in 2020. Sandy Russell is with Spring Creek Consulting. "Generally speaking, we're starting 2020 in pretty good shape," she said. "Markets are strong and t... read more..

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Beyond Meat Announces Agreement With Roquette

Beyond Meat has announced a multi-year pea protein supply agreement with France-based Roquette. The agreement will significantly increase the amount of pea protein being supplied to beyond meat over ... read more..

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New Research Project Could Move Canola To The Next Level

Protein Industries Canada, Corteva Agriscience Canada and their industry partners making a key announcement for the Canola sector.  The first commercial plant breeding project from Protein Indus... read more..

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Railways Move To Winter Schedule

This week’s bitter cold temperatures have led the railways to move into their winter schedule. Mark Hemmes (hem-is) with Quorum Corporation – the Federal Governments grain monitor says th... read more..

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Marit Announces Funding For Crop Related Research

There was another key funding announcement at CropSphere on Tuesday. The Federal and Provincial Government announcing $11 million dollars in funding for crop related research projects through Saskatc... read more..

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The Canadian Barley Research Coalition Officially Launched

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition includes SaskBarley, Alberta Barley and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association. The CBRC was officially launched Monday at the Saskatchewan Barley D... read more..

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CWRC Announces Key Wheat Breeding Agreement

The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition earmarking over $9 million for a core breeding agreement with the U of S Crop Development Centre. The announcement was made Monday during the Saskatchewan Wheat ... read more..

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Canary Seed Producers Interested In Coverage Under CGC

The Saskatchewan Canary Seed Development Commission held its AGM yesterday in Saskatoon as part of Crop Week. Producers in attendance voted in favor of taking steps to have the crop covered by the Ca... read more..

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Saskatchewan Finds New Cases Of Clubroot

An updated version of the Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map was released on Monday. The map identified eight new cases of the disease in roughly the same area of the Province, which now puts the... read more..

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Energy Needs Increase In Bitter Cold Temperatures

This week’s forecast is calling for some pretty frigid temperatures, those temperatures are hard on us, but also hard on livestock. The animals feed intake increases as they burn more energy tr... read more..

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Morris Group Granted Creditor Protection

The Morris Group was granted creditor protection Friday by a Saskatoon judge. The company which includes farm equipment manufacturer Morris Industries asked the court for protection from its creditor... read more..

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It's Crop Week In Saskatoon

Crop Production Week has become a key event for farmers around the Province. Shannon Chant, a Crops Extension Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture, says the week provides producers with a grea... read more..

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Canary Seed Development Commission Holds AGM Today

One of the first commodity meetings today is the Canary Seed meeting this morning at Prairieland Park. Kevin Hursh, the Executive Director the Saskatchewan Canary Seed Development Commission, says pr... read more..

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Nutrien To Buy Brazil's Agrosema

Nutrien Ltd. announced this week that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 100 percent of the equity of Agrosema Comercial Agricola Ltda. Agrosema is an important Ag retailer in the ... read more..

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USDA Releasing Major Crop Production Report On Friday

The USDA will be releasing a major crop production report on Friday. Keith Ferley is a Commodity Futures Specialist with RBC Dominion Securities. "We're looking for a little bit of a reduction on th... read more..

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New President For Pattison Agriculture

One of Saskatchewan’s largest Farm Equipment Dealers, Pattison Agriculture, is making some changes. Arthur Ward is moving from his role as President to become Vice-President of the Jim Pattison... read more..

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Brazil Expected To Become Top Producer Of Soybeans

A USDA report last month stated that Brazil will likely pass the U.S. as the world's number one producer of soybeans. Jon Driedger is vice-president of LeftField Commodity Research. "These areas o read more..

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CP Rail Ends 2019 On A High Note

Canadian Pacific has moved more grain in the final quarter of 2019 than in any other quarter in the company’s history. CP reports shipping totals came in at 7.9 million metric tonnes, that... read more..

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