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February 2020

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Kindersley Company Involved in PIC Supercluster Initiative

Protein Industries Canada, in partnership with an industry consortium, has announced an investment of $9.25 million into a project that will help improve on-farm logistics and food traceability throug... read more..

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Grain And Oilseed Industry Bracing For 25% Labour Shortfall

According to the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC), Canada’s grain and oilseed industry is expected to see one in four jobs go unfilled due to a lack of available workers.CAHR... read more..

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Avena Foods To Build New Facility In Saskatchewan

Avena Foods Limited is expanding its gluten-free oat processing operation. The company announcing plans Thursday to build a new processing facility in Rowatt, Saskatchewan. Construction on the new p... read more..

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Ponteix Rancher Wins 2020 Native Prairie Stewardship Award

The Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan has named Ponteix area rancher Orin Balas the winner of its 2020 Native Prairie Stewardship Award. Balas’ ranching operation includes a large a... read more..

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Penner Gives Sask Pulse Market Outlook

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers holding their annual winter pulse meetings. Chuck Penner with LeftField Commodity Research gave a market outlook to producers in Swift Current yesterday. Canada had a larg... read more..

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Seed Variety Use Agreement Pilot Program Announced

This week at the Prairie Grain Development Committee (PGDC) meetings in Winnipeg, the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA) announced it would be launching a pilot program to test how the Seed Varie... read more..

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APAS President Promoting Saskatchewan Issues In Ottawa

APAS President Todd Lewis is in Ottawa this week taking part in the Canadian Federation of Agriculture's Annual Meeting. On Monday, Lewis met with Ambassador Cong - the Ambassador of the People&rsquo... read more..

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2020 Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Program Announced

Agriculture Minister David Marit says farmers enrolled in SCIC's program in 2020 will see lower premiums. "For 2020, the average crop insurance coverage will be the second-highest in the history of t... read more..

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Big Win For Kenney In Battle Against Carbon Tax

The Alberta Court of Appeal has sided with the Government of Alberta in their battle against the Carbon Tax. A 4-1 decision today concludes legislation that brought in the Carbon Tax (Greenhouse Gas ... read more..

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Concern Grows Over Rail Shipping Disruptions

The current rail shipping disruptions are having negative long-lasting effects on Canadian farmers and on our reputation as a reliable exporter. Canadian Canola Growers Association President and CEO ... read more..

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Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship Deadline March 1st

Saskatchewan Agriculture is now taking applications for its Annual Agriculture Scholarship program. The Ministry is offering one $4000 scholarship and three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 Nicole L... read more..

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Marit Promotes Saskatchewan Agriculture Overseas

Agriculture Minister David Marit is pleased with his recent trade mission to the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and India. “The trip was really to, you know, build relationships. Thank these ... read more..

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Bibeau Meets With Ag Leaders In Washington

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau was in Washington, D.C. Friday to reaffirm Canada’s commitment to collaborating with the U.S. and other partners within the Western Hemisphere Ag... read more..

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Recovery Won't Be Quick For CN Rail

CN Rail's Chief Legal Officer says it's time for the illegal rail blockades to end. Sean Finn, who also serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services, notes it will take some time for the ... read more..

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Farmers Encouraged To Participate In CAP Funding Programs

Over the winter farmers are being reminded about programs available under the Federal-Provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Kari Burnett is an Agricultural Program Specialist with the Ministr... read more..

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Sunflower Growers Hoping For Bump In Acres In 2020

The National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) held its AGM at CropConnect in Winnipeg. Executive Director Darcelle Graham commented on the past growing season. "We had a little bump in acres w... read more..

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Federal Government Update's Livestock Tax Deferral Map

The majority of Saskatchewan is included in the Federal Government’s 2019 Livestock Tax Deferral Map. Under the program, eligible areas are deemed to have a forage shortfall of 50 percent or mo... read more..

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Conservative MP Introduces Private Members Bill To Protect Biosecurity On Farms

On Tuesday, Federal Conservative Agriculture Critic & Alberta MP John Barlow introduced Bill C-205, an Act to amend the Health of Animals Act. This Bill will make it an offence under the Health o... read more..

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Conservative MP Introduces Private Members Bill Exempting Farmers From Carbon Tax

On Tuesday, Philip Lawrence, Conservative MP for Northumberland—Peterborough South, tabled a Private Members Bill in the House of Commons to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (... read more..

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Farm Groups Urge Federal Government To Seek Resolution To Rail Delays

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) says it's extremely concerned about the impacts that the ongoing rail blockades will have on Canadian farmers, their animals and Canadians who rely on the ... read more..

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Barlow Says Liberals Are Carbon Taxing Canadian Agriculture Into Bankruptcy

Conservative Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food John Barlow says the Liberal Agriculture Minister is ignoring evidence in failing to exempt farmers from the Carbon Tax. “Now we've se... read more..

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It's Time To Thank A Farmer!

  Today is Canada's Agriculture Day! Marty Seymour is the Director of Industry Relations with Farm Credit Canada and says today’s a great day to celebrate Agriculture. “At its read more..

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Getting A Good Stand Establishment Is Key

  Producers taking part in this year’s Top Notch Farming events are learning more about the importance of getting a good stand establishment. Warren Ward, an Agronomy Specialist with the read more..

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Blackleg Was An Issue For Canola Growers

Producers taking part in Sask Canola’s Top Notch Farming event in Moose Jaw got a breakdown on some key disease and insect concerns from last year. The Province’s Plant Disease Specialist... read more..

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Producers Show Interest In Forages

  Cattle producers are always looking for ways to improve their pasture or hay stands.  Producers taking part in a Forage Workshop with Pioneer Co-op had an opportunity to learn more about read more..

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Ag Minister Leads New Trade Mission

Agriculture Minister David Marit is taking part in another Trade Mission to promote the Province's Agriculture sector. The trip to the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and India also includes a numbe... read more..

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Robertson Implements Expands Dealer Network

New Holland dealer Robertson Implements has acquired four new locations from Moody’s Equipment LP. The move includes dealerships in Kindersley, Perdue, Saskatoon and Unity which now gives Rober... read more..

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SaskTips Looking To Solve Livestock Crimes

SaskTips is looking for the public’s help in solving a crime that happened last fall. Chad MacPherson, General Manager of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers, says a number of cattle and one horse w... read more..

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G-Mac and Cavalier Agrow Merge

Two long-standing crop input retailers in Saskatchewan are merging. G-Mac has reached an agreement to merge with Cavalier Agrow Ltd. Cavalier sells seed, chemical, inoculants, liquid fertilizer, and... read more..

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APAS Releases Carbon Tax Costing Review

Farm groups have been calling on the Federal Government to give farmers and ranchers an exemption on the carbon tax associated with the cost of natural gas and propane. Federal Agriculture Minister M... read more..

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